Postgraduate Study

A Masters at Screen and Film School will allow you to explore your passions and carve out a space for yourself in your chosen field.

Postgraduate study will enable you to advance your career, enhance your skillset, and align yourself with top industry professionals. Whether you have just finished your undergraduate degree, or you are looking to take your career to new heights, a Screen and Film School master’s course will give you the chance to develop academically, creatively and professionally. 

What is an MA?

An MA (Master of Arts) is an advanced academic degree that builds on either your existing bachelor’s degree or professional experience. An MA can also be referred to as:

  • A master’s degree
  • A postgraduate degree
  • Postgraduate study

Postgraduate study is ideal for those who want to study a particular subject in greater detail. For example, you’ll generally be given the chance to do more independent research and pursue specific areas of interest, thus gaining a more specialised understanding of your subject area or profession.

Screen and Film School student Jimmy

Key facts

Support in finding work-related opportunities.

Choose to study full-time for one year or part-time for two years.

Two mentors: one industry professional and one lecturer, relevant to your chosen pathway.

£500 kickstart budget to support your major project.

Build your bespoke educational experience with a specialist pathway.

Collaborate on a range of creative and industry-relevant projects.

Recommended Application Deadline

There are different deadlines for domestic and international students. For the 2024-25 academic year, these deadlines are as follows:

For domestic students, the deadline is 13th September 2024.

For international (SRV) students, the deadline is 23rd August 2024.

Applications received after the dates above will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Reasons to apply before the deadline:

  • You’ll have more time to organise finances and accommodation (if applicable)
  • You’ll be able to check out and apply for potential external funding 
  • You’ll have more time to prepare for your interview and complete your portfolio (if applicable)
  • You’ll get the summer to prepare for your course, which starts in September

MA Screen & Film Production puts you and your aspirations at the centre of your learning, by allowing you to personalise your curriculum with a chosen specialism.

Whether you want to write, direct, edit or produce, our flexible programme will give you the chance to bring your skills to the fore and demonstrate passion for your craft.

Industry engagement is embedded in this MA course, with various work-related opportunities offered by our highly reputable industry partners. Your expert tutors and industry mentor will help prepare you for life after graduation, ensuring that you graduate with a sound understanding of how to build a successful and sustainable career in the screen and film industry.

MA Screen & Film Production

Whether you’re starting your journey as a teacher or looking to enhance your existing knowledge, MA Learning & Teaching in the Creative Industries will give you the tools and experience to lead the way in the field of creative arts education. This flexible and comprehensive course gives you the opportunity to develop your teaching skills using contemporary educational theory, and even to undertake your own research.

The MA is offered in two distinct pathways: the ‘Initial Teacher Education’ pathway, which is designed for early and pre-career teachers, and the ‘Experienced Educator’ pathway, which is aimed at qualified teachers or those with over three years of teaching experience.

MA Learning and Teaching in the Creative Industries

Screen and Film School students on set about to film

Your hours are made up of various parts, including industry mentor hours, teaching hours and resourced independent study hours where space and resources will be made available to support your studies. These amount to approximately 9 hours per week. Additional independent study can be undertaken at home/work or by booking a workstation at one of our campuses.

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Induction begins on 9 September 2024, with teaching starting on the week of 23 September 2024. The full-time course ends on the first week of September 2025. For the end dates of each year of the part-time course, please ask our Admissions Team.

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Your industry mentor will be assigned to you in Trimester One for the duration of the course, allowing you time to establish a productive relationship and form strong links with a specialist in your chosen area.

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Once you graduate, you will become part of our alumni community, you will continue to have access to all the masterclasses, tech talks, industry events and job opportunities. Our digital platform, SFS Connect, allows you to connect with current students and graduates, so you can seek out opportunities and widen your network. 

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You have a choice of a Major Project, which can be a creative project of your choosing, or a 14,500-word dissertation. The Major Project is accompanied by a 5000-word essay or 30-minute video essay.

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We do not impose limits on your creativity, but you will have to work to a realistic brief to ensure fairness and quality. A wide range of formats are possible for your creative project, and these will be discussed with and agreed by your tutors.

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The UK government provides a postgraduate loan to cover your tuition fees and to put towards your living costs. The maximum sum awarded is £11,222. This is open to every individual should they wish to take advantage of it, subject to their meeting the eligibility criteria. More information can be found here.

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If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can secure a loan of up to £11,222, or less, subject to your needs.

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Any questions?

For any questions regarding our courses, or if you’d like more information on how to apply to Screen and Film School, please contact our Enquiries team on 01273 840 346 or email [email protected].


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