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Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This MA is aimed primarily but not exclusively at those who have done some formal study of screen cultural practices at undergraduate level. This MA would be good preparation for research work.

Course Description
The aim of the course is to provide you with an opportunity to engage at an advanced level with particular topics in screen culture and also to provide you with an opportunity to identity, pursue and develop your particular research interests.

What will I learn?
This MA gives you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of film from within and beyond the canon in a variety of genres, periods and forms. You will acquire transferable analytical and practical skills which will be of benefit to you in whatever career path you may choose.

How will I benefit?
You will acquire critical media literacy skills and put these into use in the writing of essays and in the writing and presentation of a minor thesis.

What is the programme about?
The focus is on film history and critical studies with an emphasis on issues of gender, class, race/ethnicity, consumerism and citizenship within national, international and transnational contexts. The aim of the course is not to provide you with a superficial knowledge of the entire spectrum of film and screen culture but an in-depth knowledge of selected areas and also to provide you with an opportunity to identify, pursue and develop your own particular research interest.

Programme Highlights
• Wide choice of courses
• Critical skills acquisition
• Research experience
• Contact with active researchers

Features
• Ireland’s leading Master’s programme in Film Studies since 1992
• Based in the distinguished UCD School of English, Drama and Film
• Experienced, highly regarded faculty with a wide range of teaching topics and research interests
• Friendly and collegial environment designed to encourage and enable student development
• Sophisticated digital screening facilities at the UCD O’Kane Observatory.

Related Programmes
MA American Studies FT
MA Media & International Conflict FT
MA Gender Sexuality & Culture FT

Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelors in a cognate area with minimum 2.1 or equivalent of a UCD GPA of 3.2. (NFQ Level 8 ) or equivalent

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Duration

Z032: 1 year full-time or Z340: 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Some students will see this MA as a preparation for PhD research and an academic career. Most will see it as a way of acquiring knowledge and skills which will help further their careers in the print and broadcast media, the film industry, arts/cultural administration and management, education and cultural institutions including libraries and archives. Graduates have established careers in organisations including The Irish Times, RTE television and radio, the Irish Film Institute, the Dublin International Film Festival, and FilmBase. They have also secured roles in film production organisations both in Ireland and internationally, as well as in academia.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Stacy Grouden
Contact Number:+353 (0)1 716 8604

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Media Theory and Culture FS40040
Research Skills in Film Studies FS40170
Thesis FS40180

Stage 1 - Option
Early and Silent Cinema FS40010
Visualising Ireland: Negotiating Contemporary Irish Cinema FS40060
Italian Cinema: From Postwar to the Present FS40080
Chick Flicks: Women and Hollywood Storytelling FS40240
Stardom, Celebrity & Media Culture FS40270
Theories of Social & Digital Media FS40330

Comment

The focus is on critical and historical studies of film and television with an emphasis on issues of gender, class, race/ethnicity, consumerism and citizenship within national, international and transnational contexts.

The MA in Film Studies includes topics in television as well as film, a combination unique in Irish Universities.

The MA is designed to enhance your fluency in critical media literacy.

Sophisticated digital screening facilities at the UCD O’Kane Observatory.

Course fee

MA Film Studies (Z032) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 6750
Non - EU fee per year - € 18300

MA Film Studies (Z340) Part Time
EU fee per year - €4050
Non- EU fee per year - €9150

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Each year the School of English, Drama and Film offers a number of Scholarships for MA study: these consist of a number of tuition bursaries of 1,000 euro, and one bursary 5,000 euro, which will be awarded to the hightest-ranked applicants to the School's MA programmes, including the MA in Film Studies.

http://www.ucd.ie/englishdramafilm/newsandevents/mabursaries2016-2017/#d...

In any year, the availability of and number of Scholarships will be recommended by the BA Programme Board to the Principal of the College of Arts and Humanities and the Principal of the College of Human Sciences for their approval. Please see

http://www.ucd.ie/scholarships/prospectivestudents/prospectivepostgradua...

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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