The Film Studies MLitt combines taught modules and individual research. It is well suited as preparation for PhD research. We have a thriving community of postgraduate students working in film across the Schools of Modern Languages, English Literature, Language and Linguistics, and Arts and Cultures.
The Film Studies MLitt incorporates a formal research training component where you will develop your research skills and methodologies. You also submit a portfolio of essays chosen according to your interests and experience. You undertake a dissertation of 16,000 - 24,000 words consisting of a sustained piece of original research.
Study consists mainly of seminars, tutorials and independent learning supported by research training.
Dissertation supervision is available in:
- American cinema history
- British sound cinema, particularly 1940-60
- French cinema
- contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinemas
- Chinese-language cinema
- early cinema
- cinema culture
- cinema and landscape
- women's film history
- cinema and the city
- writing on film
- cinema and trauma
- Algerian cinema
Supervision is provided for dissertations that span the School of Modern Languages, the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, and the School of Arts and Cultures and sub-disciplines, ensuring the best fit between your interests and the expertise of our staff.
You will have the opportunity to use Culture Lab, a complex for creative practice which includes a stock of film cameras and editing suites, as well as motion-capture, animation and sound-mixing technology.
The Language Resource Centre and Robinson Library hold large collections of international films and film magazines. You will also have access to a dedicated postgraduate suite including computers, workspaces, a kitchen and showers.
There are fantastic local film facilities including the Tyneside Cinema and British Film Institute Mediatheque. You will also have guided access to Tyne and Wear Archives.