At the beginning of the 21st century, the cultural sector is 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 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 analysed and understood; it situates the film industry in that context and at the same time provides theoretical knowledge of film and its industrial dimensions.
The programme comprises six taught modules (four core modules and two options) plus a dissertation. Full time students will take all taught modules during two semesters and complete their dissertation by the following September. Part time students will take taught modules during four semesters, and complete their dissertation by the September of year two.
Students can choose one option per semester from any MA module offered by the Faculty. Students wishing to choose non-Film modules must contact their MA Convenor in the first instance.
Students must take at least one of FILM6003 and FILM6021 as an option - one of these is compulsory
FILM6005Research in Film StudiesFILM6023Film Policy: National and Global Contexts Optional:
FILM6003Post Classical Film Theory: History, Reception and CinephiliaFILM6010Screen Stars in ContextFILM6025Individually Negotiated Topic Semester Two
FILM6006Preparing for the DissertationFILM6007DissertationFILM6022Current Issues in Film Distribution & Exhibition Optional:
FILM6021Classical Film Theory & Textual AnalysisFILM6024Contemporary Science Fiction CinemaFILM6025Individually Negotiated Topic Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide).
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.