Postgraduate programmes in film and television

Taught programmes

The University of Bristol has been at the forefront of postgraduate teaching in film and television for over 40 years. Our MA in Film and Television is a distinctive and exciting programme, innovative in its integration of creative filmmaking practice with academic explorations of film and television.  

We offer high-quality practice and research-led teaching within a structure designed to give students training in critical, historical and conceptual approaches along with fundamental filmmaking skills.  We support our students in developing their own independent creative and intellectual perspectives from our introductory units to their final dissertation projects.

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.

Student with camera Support

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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