At the beginning of the 21st century, the cultural sector was playing an increasingly significant role in public policies; politically, socially and economically. The cultural industries, such as the film industry, are now a particular focus of this attention because of their potential to bridge the perceived gap between culture and commerce, that is, their capacity simultaneously to enhance cultural life and generate wealth. In this context, there is a strong awareness of the importance of professionalism in cultural management.

The MA Film and Cultural Management is designed for students who wish to combine the study of film at postgraduate level with a knowledge of cultural management.

This course provides a framework through which the contemporary cultural sector can be analyzed and understood; it situates the film industry in that context and at the same time provides theoretical knowledge of film and its industrial dimensions.

Application process and required supporting documents

  • University online application including a personal statement
  • Transcript
  • 2 references
  • English language (if relevant)

MA Film & Cultural Management: In addition to the above:

  • A sample of written work (the work should be a piece of academic writing related to Film and/or Cultural Management and which shows evidence of some research.)

Programme Structure

This programme is divided into 180 credits. 105 credits are obtained from taught modules with the remaining 75 credits relating to the dissertation.

Key Facts

  • Duration: 1 year (full-time); 2 years (part-time)
  • Start date: September
  • Closing date: 1 September (an application decision cannot be guaranteed in time unless a complete application is received by this date - students requiring a visa to study should also allow extra time for visa processes)
  • Dissertation Length: 15,000 words
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