A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons). We welcome applicants from a diverse range of subject disciplines, including: film and media, theatre and performance, literature and creative writing, art and design. The relevance of undergraduate degree subjects/studies must be articulated in the supporting statement.
Other relevant experience (such as professional/work/voluntary experience) may also be considered. Applicants are required to demonstrate an enthusiasm for film and to describe any experience in the study, production or exhibition of film, in their supporting statement.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications
Improve your English
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Arts and Humanities (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Arts and Humanities (10 weeks).
We also offer online pre-sessionals alongside our on-campus pre-sessionals. You could study a part-time online course starting in January, or a full-time course in summer. Find out more about online pre-sessionals.
You can also study pre-sessionals for longer periods – read about our postgraduate pre-sessional English courses.
How to apply
Applications will not be considered until required documents (see below) have been submitted.
We recommend that you provide evidence of English language proficiency at the point of application, however, it is not a requirement to do so. Applicants must meet the English language requirement, submit their application and submit all required supporting documents by the course deadline: 31 August (Home applicants) or 24 August (International applicants). Applicants applying for funding/ scholarships are advised to apply at least eight weeks ahead of any deadline.
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If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
You must upload the following documents before we will assess your application:
- Official degree certificate(s) and transcript of marks or enrolment certificate & partial transcript of marks
- Evidence of English language proficiency
- Personal Statement:
Visit the course catalogue page and select modules to learn about them in detail before you compose your statement. The statement should be approximately 500 words and must include (A) your reasons for applying to this particular MA Film Studies programme, (B) identify which specific modules most interest you and why?, (C) say what subject(s) you studied at undergraduate level? What skills and experience do you have that have prepared you for this MA? Please provide details of any final year project you have previously undertaken, (D) What do you hope to gain from studying the MA Film Studies, and (E) What are your career ambitions and how will this course enable you to achieve them?
University of Leeds Taught Admissions Policy 2023
- UK: £11,250 (total)
- International: £23,250 (total)
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Fees for part-time courses are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs.
Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.