12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £5,500 part time £2,750
International: full time £11,500 part time fees
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
This programme aims to enhance your skills in the critical analysis of the underlying language of film. It seeks to provide you with advanced knowledge of the theoretical and historical aspects of film in a range of national and transnational contexts, and to develop and widen your knowledge of film as both a medium and an aspect of wider cultural histories.
You are also provided with training in a range of research methodologies specific to the study of cultural objects in general and film in particular, and a range of research skills including critical and selective data-gathering, archive work, synthesis of complex information, comparative analysis, bibliographical skills, and the application of information and communications technologies. According to module choice, the programme also aims to provide you with the knowledge and experience of film practice, incorporating film production and film exhibition.
You take compulsory modules to advance your knowledge of the dense texture underpinning film meaning and develop your skills in handling narrative conventions, authorship, genre, power, aesthetics, stardom and nationality, isolating the forces at work in the production and consumption of films.
Optional modules are all based on staff research expertise. You can also undertake a professional placement at the Tyneside Cinema where you specialise in either programming and marketing or participation and education.
Further compulsory modules are taken in the principles and practices of academic research where you will be guided through the preparation for your dissertation. This can take the form of either a) a 15,000-18,000 word study of a subject chosen in consultation with your supervisor, or b) a short film accompanied by a 7,000-word critical work on a related area.
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An upper-second-class Honours degree or higher or an international equivalent in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Relevant professional experience (film-making, teaching film) is also considered.
Applicants whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5, TOEFL 90 (internet based) with a minimum of 6.5 in written English and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub skills, or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can often provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
Applications are accepted until early August, although specific deadlines for funding may apply. However, international students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
For further information please contact:
School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 7199
This programme is within the subject area of Film Studies.