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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Becoming a Film and Screen Studies MPhil Student


Applications for our MPhil courses are welcomed from those whose undergraduate degree includes a related field of study and who have, or expect to obtain, at least a high 2.1 or the equivalent. Many students move straight into the MPhil after their first degree, but others come to it after a number of years away from formal study. Students are expected have spent some time studying related subjects at undergraduate level; but, occasionally, exceptions may be considered.

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. 

Non-native English speakers must have passed an English Language Proficiency test at the required level. Please see our Language Requirements

Things You'll Need

In order to apply, you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • Evidence of competence in English   
    If required - you can check using this tool
  • Research proposal
  • Sample of work 
  • CV

Your sample of work should be in English and approximately 3,000 words. This could be an essay from your undergraduate course, or an extract from your undergraduate dissertation. If you are returning to study and do not have a recent sample of academic writing, you may submit something written especially for the application process. It must be a single-authored work.


Please see Applying and Funding