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Course summary

Do you see yourself staging shots of wildlife species in their natural habitats? Or perhaps you want to shed light on the pressing environmental issues affecting the natural world? Wherever your filmmaking interests lie, this MA Wildlife Documentary Production degree will give you the research, scriptwriting and technical skills you need to take the first step in your professional career. Designed to give you the hands-on experience you’ll need to establish yourself as a skilled filmmaker, this wildlife documentary master’s degree will provide you with the opportunity to attend fascinating masterclasses given by expert practitioners with links to the television industry. So, alongside your lectures, seminars and field trips, you’ll also have access to advice from people with firsthand experience of the industry. What’s more, as a postgraduate student studying at Salford, you’ll be able to make the most of the creative opportunities this exciting city has to offer. From the top of the range studio facilities and equipment on campus to the variety of reputable TV production and media companies across Greater Manchester, you’ll be joining a vibrant community of like-minded creatives with a wealth of experience. Want to find out more about our degree in MA Wildlife Documentary Production degree? Sign-up for an Open Day. On our website, you can watch a documentary by a graduate from the programme, Luca Antonio Marino, who said: "The MA in Wildlife Documentary Production was very important to learn how to produce wildlife films that meet broadcast standards and to know better the industry of natural history documentaries. A strong emphasis is given to storytelling and the production of individual projects and this gave me the chance to put into play my filmmaking skills and practise with the equipment. I really appreciated studying in a stimulating environment close to some of the most important production companies in the world and along with expert practitioners with links to the television industry." You will:

  • Gain the tools and training you need to take the first step in your professional wildlife documentary filmmaking career
  • Learn from experts in the field through a variety of masterclasses
  • Develop a strong portfolio of work evidencing your ability to produce polished and informative wildlife documentaries


Added within modules section: Wildlife, Biology and Ecology, Media Theory and Practice, Advanced Production Practices, Wildlife Research Skills, Major Project: Practical Research Project, and Major Project: Dissertation. Please see our website to find out more about the modules we offer for this course.

Assessment method

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Entry requirements

Our students are accepted from three backgrounds: - Science and specifically biological science graduates - Graduates with a degree in media, in particular film and video production - Applicants with proven interest in wildlife documentary. This can be demonstrated by a body of work: short video films or stills photography portfolio. Applicants will be interviewed and should be able to supply references if requested.

Fees and funding

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Wildlife documentary production at University of Salford - UCAS