Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This international programme is an intensive and comprehensive exploration of the history of audio'visual and moving picture media, from the early 1800s to the present day. It encourages you to explore a wide variety of media in historical, sociological, aesthetic and anthropological terms, by drawing on distinct intellectual traditions of our European partners presented by the European experts in the field. This innovative and flexible programme uniquely combines our strengths and experience in postgraduate teaching with the European excellence offered through our exchange programme with leading universities in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Course Modules

Core module: Media technologies and culture. Option modules (which may include): Avant'Garde film, video and beyond; British cinema and television 1960'85; contemporary American cinema; European cinema at the crossroads; film festivals; world cinema: production, practices and industries.

Course Additional Entry

Good honours degree in a relevant subject (e.g. humanities, modern languages or social sciences). Knowledge of at least 1 other European language at a level to allow you to follow postgraduate'level courses at our European partner institutions. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £10,920  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,662  Academic year. First year home fees