Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

The Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies offers an environment where interdisciplinary research flourishes across film, television and media topics, including journalism, media history, the creative industries and practice'led research. Our research aims for critical engagement with technologies, old and new, and poses theoretical and aesthetic questions associated with the rise of digital media. The department is characterised by a research ethos, which has been enhanced by the foundation of the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image, directed by Professor Laura Mulvey. In addition, the Centre for Media, Culture and Creative Practice in the School of Arts brings together the research interests of staff across the College and offers an exciting range of events for staff and students ' and support for PhD students. The Centre also acts as a focus for cognate areas within Birkbeck, such as creative writing, theatre studies and cultural studies generally.

Course Modules

The research environment of the department benefits externally from the activities of the Vasari Research Centre, and from its participation in the London University Screen Studies Group, which is an umbrella organisation covering all aspects of screen study across the Colleges of the University of London.

Course Additional Entry

A good degree including film, television, media studies, social sciences or related disciplines in humanities, history and visual studies as a major subject. Depending on your background and research experience, a BA might be sufficient. Generally we recommend that you apply with a good MA degree. You will also need to submit a specific indication of research interests with your application, and a 2000'word proposal. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 - 4 years
Full Time
MPhil £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 - 4 years
Full Time
MPhil £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 7 years
Part Time
MPhil £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 - 7 years
Part Time
MPhil £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees
3 - 4 years
Full Time
PhD £11,475  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 - 4 years
Full Time
PhD £3,840  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 7 years
Part Time
PhD £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 - 7 years
Part Time
PhD £2,020  Academic year. First year home fees