University of Hertfordshire - MA Global Film and Television (Online)

University of Hertfordshire

MA Global Film and Television (Online)

The MA in Global Film and Television is an online course, offering a range of distinct critical and theoretical approaches. You will be asked to explore the dynamic relationship between visual style and social commentary in work of film and television from around the world. As the industries of film and television become increasingly interconnected, the course considers their shared stylistic and contextual relationships.  

This course is innovative in engaging with comparative close readings of US film beyond Hollywood, of World Cinema, and of contemporary television. The course leads the way in employing cutting-edge advancements in Film and Television Studies, such as the audio visual essay and digital curation. The course’s online delivery means that you will benefit from greater flexibility, innovative teaching and learning strategies via the latest developments in social media and digital technology.

To find out more information about how online study works, please visit, or contact us on 01707 281121 or e-mail  

'This is a flagship course of advanced postgraduate teaching in film and television studies, probably the only one of its kind in the world.' Professor Jason Jacobs, Head of the School of Communication and Arts, University of Queensland

Entry Requirements

The normal entry requirements for the programme are:

  • A good Bachelor’s degree (minimum 2.2 or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.
  • Access to computer equipment with the following minimum specification.

An interview is not a required component of the admissions process, but all applicants will be invited to an informal online discussion with the Programme Leader prior to admission (via Skype).

International students should have an English Language assessment of IELTS 7, or equivalent as determined by the School of Humanities.

Career Prospects

Graduates are equipped for a variety of careers including those traditionally open to Masters Graduates in the Arts and Humanities: teaching, the Civil Service, Local Government, journalism, marketing, film curation and exhibition, and publishing as well as for further study at postgraduate level.

Course Details

  • Style and Meaning in Film and Television (30 credits)
  • Screen Curation (30 credits)
  • Global Screen Violence (15 credits)
  • Thinking Images: Philosophy in Film and Television (30 credits)
  • Research Methods 1: Critical and Theoretical Debates (15 credits)
  • Research Methods 2: Advanced Research Skills (15 credits)
  • Dissertation/Extended Project (60 credits)

Course length

  • Part-time, 2 year

Style and meaning in film and television
Screen curation
Global screen violence
Research methods 1: critical and theoretical debates
Research methods 2: advanced research skills
Dissertation/extended project
Thinking images: philosophy in film and television

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