University of Reading

Degree level: Postgraduate

MA by Research Film, Theatre and Television (Research)

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Course summary

This flexible, research-intensive programme develops your independent research and writing skills in one of the three subjects. Tailor the programme to your personal interests and schedule, choosing from topics including film production, aesthetics, theatre and performance practice, television making and criticism, and more. In addition to completing a dissertation or practical project, you will study two taught modules in the subject area of your choice. For more information about this programme, please visit:


Sample modules may include:

  • Dissertation or Practical Project
  • Exploring Screen Practices
  • Film Programming and Film Festivals
  • World Cinema: Creative Peaks
  • Practice as Research Project
Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Entry requirements

IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each section for applicants for whom English is not their first language. Entry requirements: Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent from a university outside the UK. Your undergraduate degree should be in a subject related to film, theatre or television. For exceptional candidates without such a degree, you’ll need convincing evidence of relevant professional experience, and examples of substantial written work. Your application must include a 500-word summary of the research topic you would like to investigate in your dissertation or practical project.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £10500 Whole course
EU £21350 Whole course
England £10500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £10500 Whole course
Scotland £10500 Whole course
Wales £10500 Whole course
Channel Islands £10500 Whole course
International £21350 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
MA by Research Film, Theatre and Television at University of Reading - UCAS