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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MA Film Studies

Programme code:MA-FILM/STDUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Irena Hayter 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.

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

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

FILM5620MFilm Arts and Industries60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FILM5630MIndependent Project60 credits1 Sep to 31 Aug (12mth)

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 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL5530MFictional English and English Fictions30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL5664MMedical Humanities: Representing Illness, Disability, and Care30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL5665MThe Digital & English Studies30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL5737MPostcolonialism, Animals and the Environment30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FILM5027MPost-War European Cinema: History, Politics and Aesthetics30 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FILM5040MHollywood and its Others30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FILM5055MCurrent Enquiries into Film Studies30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FILM5230MCinema in the Digital Era30 creditsNot running in 202324
FILM5640MFilm Programming for Venues and Streaming: Curation in the Digital Age30 creditsSemester 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: 18/09/2023 08:28:04


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