Masters | Postgraduate Course - Documentary Practice MA Course Details within Queen Mary University of London

School of Languages, Linguistics and Film
Tel:o20 7882 8332
Course Fees
Home and EU students 2018/19 Academic Year Full time £8,700 Part time £4,350 International students 2018/19 Academic Year Full time £15,750 Part time £7,900
Contact Name
School of Languages, Linguistics and Film
+44 (0)20 7882 8332
Documentary Practice MA

Study Details

MA 1 year Full-time / 2 years Part-time

This pioneering MA programme will enable you to integrate the practice and theory of documentary film and develop your voice as a documentary filmmaker. You will learn about the many forms, discourses and approaches of the documentary, drawing upon the current research of prominent filmmakers, theorists and historians.

Your studies will involve a dynamic schedule of workshops, lectures, guest speakers, events and field trips, working in a productive, collaborative context with students from around the world.

Access to specialist production and post-production equipment, black box studio spaces, along with the advice and support offered by experienced practitioner staff, will ensure you gain in-depth production skills.

By completing the MA you will have produced a unique portfolio of documentary films and assisted on numerous other productions.

If you want to become a practising documentary filmmaker then MA Documentary Practice is the ideal course for you. And if your ambition is in the area of factual film research, or to embark on theory-practice academic study, then the programme is also a perfect fit.

Module details

Core module

  • Film Studies Research Project

Compulsory modules

  • Documentary film: Theory and Practice
  • Documentary Production Project

Option modules

  • Auteur Direction
  • Film Practice and Manifestos
  • Film Studies Core Course
  • History, Fiction and Memory in French Cinema
  • 9/11 and American Film
  • Reading Images: Painting, Photography, Film
  • Latin American Documentary
  • Ecocinemas: Nature, Animals, and the Moving Image

Entry Requirements

You will need an upper second class honours degree in a humanities or creative arts discipline, and will have an informal interview on application. Graduates from non-humanities disciplines are also welcome to apply, but may also be asked to complete a written assignment. International students will need to be highly proficient in English for academic purposes.

Programme Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.