University of Hertfordshire
Global Film and Television MA
University of Hertfordshire

Key Course Facts

Course Description

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.

Assessment includes dissertation/ extended project.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

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2:2 (or equivalent) degree in a Humanities or Social Sciences based subject. Graduates with an Honours Degree in any discipline who have otherwise demonstrated potential to succeed at postgraduate level in film and television studies will also be considered. All International students are required to demonstrate an English Language capability of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. Applicants who do not wholly meet these requirements, but who are considered to have the professional experience, motivation or potential to succeed at the programme, may also be accepted.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About University of Hertfordshire

The University of Hertfordshire (UOH) is a publicly funded university in Hertfordshire, England. The university has two campuses that it operates from; College Lane, and de Havilland. The university works with approximately 25,000 students at any given time, and has 11 distinct schools within the university dedicating themselves to a wide variety of subjects.

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