Postgraduate programmes in film and television

Taught programmes

Drawing on over 40 years of leadership in the field, the Film and Television department has reviewed its MA provision for 2016/17 and has taken the decision to replace the MAs in Film and Television Studies and Film and Television Production with a single integrated MA programme in Film and Television. This new programme will combine the strengths of the two MA programmes and provide a greater synthesis of theoretical and practical study to reflect the strengths of the discipline at Bristol.

We are excited about this development, which will provide students with greater opportunities to mix theory and production, while working with a wider range of leading experts within the department of Film and Television at the University of Bristol.

If you would like further information on the academic content of the course, please email

Research programmes (MPhil, PhD)

We welcome and encourage applications for postgraduate degrees by research. In addition to topics focusing on single research areas, we actively encourage interdisciplinary research that cuts across the spectrum of theatre, film and television studies, or other intellectual disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and beyond. Joint supervision may be provided.

Research areas

See our departmental research areas for more information on how our research activity is focused within the department of Film and Television.

Further information on Film and Television research programmes

Skills training

You will also benefit from a postgraduate skills training programme, which allows you to extend your range of academic and professional skills. You may also be given the chance at an appropriate stage to teach undergraduates, and you will be offered training for this purpose, leading to formal accreditation.

Film and Television Postgraduates will have the opportunity to take units on Methods and Questions in Performance Research and Critical Theory as part of their research degrees.


We foster a vibrant postgraduate community across the Faculty of Arts, providing you with dedicated support when you need it.


Film and Television are among the subjects eligible for funding from the AHRC South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. The Faculty of Arts also offers funding opportunities for taught and research programmes.

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