Module and Programme Catalogue

Search site

Find information on

2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Film Studies

Programme code:MA-FILM/STDUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Rachel Johnson Contact


Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A 2:1 or above honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject (examples include, film or media studies, theatre and performance, cultural studies, journalism, music, communication, literature and creative writing, art and design, modern languages, area studies). Candidates with other relevant experience/qualifications may be considered (for example, experience in curating film festivals, organizing film events in arts organizations, working as film editors in news agencies, libraries, NGOs).
Where necessary, evidence of English language qualifications (IELTS overall 6.5 or above, with no less than 6.0 in any given component).

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Communication, Media, Film and Cultural Studies

Programme specification:

The programme will speak to the needs of prospective students by approaching the study of film and cinema from a range of perspectives that draw on the expertise of staff from across Leeds’ large and diverse Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures. The programme will equip students with the tools of film theory and history and develop critical awareness of concrete aspects of the making and distribution of films. It will cultivate skills and expertise in the design and implementation of independent projects and develop critical and creative thinking skills and intellectual agility. It will offer a route to postgraduate research, including doctoral study, as well as open prospects for employment in the film and media and creative sectors, and it will enhance capacity for creative self-employment. Graduates will also be well-placed to develop careers in education in a context of growing demand for specialist film and media educators in many parts of the world.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MODL5620MFilm Arts and Industries60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MODL5630MIndependent Project60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Students will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:

Students are required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:

EAST5037MTransnational East Asian Cinemas30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL5346MSo Where do you come from? Selves, Families, Stories30 creditsNot running in 202223
ENGL5737MPostcolonialism, Animals and the Environment30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL5055MCurrent Enquiries into Film Studies30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL5230MCinema in the Digital Era30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MODL5640MFilm Programming for Venues and Streaming: Curation in the Digital Age30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MUSS5134MIndividual Project30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PECI5209MCritical Debates in Culture and Place30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PECI5215MThe Creative Economy in Global Contexts30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PECI5216MArts and Activism30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5407MDigital and Intermedial Storytelling30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5409MScript Development for Film and Television30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PECI5705MThe Costumed Body: Performance, Performativity and Politics30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Last updated: 12/09/2022 14:27:01


Browse Other Catalogues

Errors, omissions, failed links etc should be notified to the Catalogue Team.PROD

© Copyright Leeds 2019