Applications are usually assessed by at least two academics; in addition to a completed application form we also ask for a piece of written work of at least 4,000 words. Applicants may be asked to interview, either in person or by phone if overseas. We aim to process all applications within four weeks although this may take longer in February and March, and over holiday periods.
Within your personal statement, please tell us briefly why you want to undertake the MA in Film Studies, and what you are hoping to do afterwards. Please state modules you wish to take, if known. Applicants to the Film and Philosophy pathway should indicate this in their personal statement. Provisional pathway selection will then be provided as part of any offer, to be confirmed upon enrolment.
Convenors may request additional materials as needed. You must also provide a piece of written work of at least 4,000 words on a relevant topic. If you have been away from study and are unable to submit a previous piece of work, you will need to write a new essay. What we are looking for is evidence of your ability to research a topic and write about film in a theoretically informed way. Suggested topics include: Adaptation of Novel into Film (your essay should focus on a contemporary example) and Film Remakes (again, your essay should focus on a contemporary example). In addition to analysing a particular film, you will need to acquaint yourself with some of the scholarly literature on adaptations or remakes. Convenors may request additional materials as needed.