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MA Film Studies
Duration: 1 Year
Schedule: Full Time
Starting: September
Contact Name: Karen Jackman
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 8604
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  • 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
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Who is the MA in Film Studies for?

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.

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.