University Of Glasgow Film Studies

University Of Glasgow Film Studies

This degree programme studies cinema and television as major forces of enjoyment and knowledge within modern culture.

The city of Glasgow is a major centre for film and television production, and practitioners and policy makers from the creative industries visit the University regularly.

Undergraduate 

FILM & TELEVISION STUDIES MA

University Of Glasgow Film Studies

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Years 1 and 2 provide a theoretical, critical and historical grounding. At Honours you will have the opportunity to combine core and optional courses involving more specialist study via these approaches, and to explore the role of practical work in enhancing understanding of both media.

YEAR 1

You will take two courses, which introduce techniques of film and television analysis, offer perspectives on film and television history, and examine the changing structures of cinema and television as industries:

  • Looking, listening, reading
  • Key moments in the development of film and television

YEAR 2

You will extend this study with more detailed consideration of key theoretical concepts and historical methods, studying film and television alongside one another in two courses:

  • Spectatorship, audiences and identities
  • History, aesthetics and genre

You will also study other subjects in years 1 and 2: see Flexible degrees.

YEARS 3 AND 4

If you progress to Honours (years 3 and 4) your studies will consist of a combination of compulsory core courses (Film analysis, Television analysis, Media and cultural policy) and specialist options. These will typically include courses devoted to:

  • particular periods and places (eg contemporary television drama, postwar Japanese cinema, Scottish film and television)
  • genres (eg animation, amateur cinema, documentary film and television)
  • theory and practice of film and television (eg digital media, television production, audiovisual team project, sound and film)
  • specific themes (eg screen performance, cinematic journeys, children’s television)

OUR INTERNATIONAL LINKS

In your third year you have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester or longer. We have particularly successful links with Queen’s University (Canada), the University of New South Wales (Australia) and the University of Hong Kong. See Study abroad.

University Of Glasgow Film Studies

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Academic entry requirements
for entry in 2017

A-LEVELS

  • Standard academic entry requirements: AAB.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: BBB.
  • Other mandatory requirements: One A-level arts, humanities or language subject.

HIGHERS

  • Standard academic entry requirements: S5 entry requirement = AAAA or AAABB.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: S5 minimum requirement = ABBB. S5 & S6 cumulative requirement = AAAAAB.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Higher English AND a Higher humanities OR language subject at grade A/B or B/A.

We adjust these entry requirements for eligible applicants, from AABB at S5/S6, based upon completion of a pre-entry programme. For pre-entry programme eligibility and adjusted grade requirements, see Access Glasgow.

Accepted humanities and languages Highers

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 34 points.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Must include three HL subjects at 6,6,5 including English AND a humanities subject (or language). While HL6 is preferred for English and Humanities/Language subjects, SL6 will be considered for ONE of the subjects.

EUROPEAN QUALIFICATIONS

Typical entry requirements for European qualifications: Arts European Requirements [pdf]