|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least a Bachelor degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject
You should have a suitable degree in the Biological Sciences, Biochemistry or Biomedical Sciences. Graduates should have a Honours degree from a UK university (the minimum requirement is a Bachelor Honours degree) or the equivalent from outside the UK. Applicants must have studied some molecular biology (including gene cloning) and some genetics as part of their first degree
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations. Take originals along when you go to study.
IELTS : Score 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band. Or Cambridge English(CAE): Advanced Minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.
Please note: TOEFL IBT test will not be accepted for September 2015 entry.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer).
This interdisciplinary programme explores key approaches to film and contemporary literature, from the late nineteenth century to the present day, with an emphasis on their critical, ideological and aesthetic practices. The combination of core and optional modules provides you with a broad knowledge base whilst affording you the flexibility to specialise in areas that interest you the most, so you have freedom to work more on literature or film or equally on both.
You will gain an understanding of film and literature in their cultural and historical contexts, and as socio-cultural processes engaging with issues of representation, production and consumption.
The programme includes four core modules (full descriptions below):Contemporary Literary Cultures: Politics Contemporary Literary Cultures: Performance Film, Theory, Politics Research Skills and Methods
You will also take two optional modules – one of which must be on Film – from a selection which includes:
Cold War Film
Contemporary American and European Cinema: Dialogues and Discourses
Narrative Analysis in Film and Fiction
You will complete the programme with an independently researched 15,000-word dissertation on literature or film or a combination of the two. You have the opportunity to draw on a wide range of expertise, as research specialisms among our staff bring a broad range of aesthetic, theoretical and historical approaches to the study of film, literature, spectatorship and reading.
Postgraduates in the Department of Film and Creative Writing develop a range of skills including: the ability to lead and participate in discussions; critical thinking, and an appreciation of different theoretical contexts; the ability to develop opinions and new ideas; and an aptitude for thinking and working creatively with others. Such skills can be used in a variety of occupations.
In recent year postgraduates have made their mark in a variety of careers – for example, in the media, in advertising, teaching, performing arts and in the heritage and cultural sectors.