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Applying: MPhil in Film and Screen Studies

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Applying: MPhil in Film and Screen Studies


Course information

For course information, please see the Film and Screen Studies mini-site. 

Who should apply

Applications for our MPhil courses are welcomed from those who have or expect to obtain a good first degree (at least a high 2.1 or the equivalent).  Applicants with degrees in film or media studies and related disciplines are encouraged to apply, as are students with backgrounds in literary studies, art history, and other areas.

Applicants for the MPhil by Thesis should already have a substantial level of familiarity with the study of film and literary texts in the relevant culture, and who already know the area they wish to research for their thesis. To be eligible for consideration, applicants will need (a) an appropriate level of linguistic and/or cultural expertise and (b) a clear idea of the area in which the thesis will be written. 

If you are not a native English speaker we would expect you to have passed an English Language Proficiency test at the required level. The following examinations with minimum scores are accepted: IELTS 7.5 (with a minimum of 7 in each unit); TOEFL iBT 110 (with at least 25 in each individual element); CAE Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a language centre assessment; CPE Grade A, B or C (with at least 200 in each individual element). 

How to apply & Funding

You can apply online at the Graduate Admissions website.  Their site also provides detail on the course structure and content; fee rates; information on the College system; and information regarding the application process.

Please find further information regarding applications and funding on our Applying to MMLL page.

Supporting documents

Once you have submitted your Applicant Portal application online and paid the application fee, you will later receive an email which will grant you access to your Applicant Self-Service.  At this stage you will be able to upload your supporting documents.

  • Academic transcripts for any degree-level courses you have taken
  • Evidence of your English ability (if you are not a native English speaker)
  • A sample of writing, of approx 3000 words. The sample can be either an academic essay produced during undergraduate studies or a section of a dissertation, and must be a single-authored work in English.  
  • A research proposal, maximum one page.
  • Your curriculum vitae (CV)

Your nominated referees will be sent an automated email when you submit your application, inviting them to upload their references directly to the system.  

Further information on supporting documents can be found on the Graduate Admissions website.

Consideration of applications

Please note that admissions are considered using a gathered field system.  This allows all applicants who apply by a given date (e.g. by each of the relevant funding deadlines) to be considered on an equal basis, however it does mean that those who apply early will need to be patient with us before they hear the outcome of their application.

Further information

Please see the overview of applying section for general information on applying, funding options and deadlines.  

For further course information please see the Film and Screen Studies mini-site.