Film and Television Studies (Arts)

University of Glasgow


Gilmorehill Campus


Year 1: Initially, you will be introduced to techniques of film and television analysis, aspects of film and television theory and the changing structures of cinema and television as industries.

You will also study two other subjects in year 1 according to your interests: see Degrees in Arts, Science and Social Sciences.

Year 2: In second year you will extend this study with more specific topics, including detailed consideration of issues of spectatorship, identity, aesthetics and film and television historiography.

You will also study one or two other subjects in year 2 according to your interests: see Degrees in Arts, Science and Social Sciences.

Years 3 and 4: If you achieve good results in the first two years, you can progress to either Single or Joint Honours (years three and four). Your final two years will consist of a combination of compulsory core courses and specialist options. These will typically include courses devoted to particular periods and places (such as contemporary television drama, American independent cinema) genres (such as animation, amateur cinema, documentary film and television); theory and practice of film and television (such as digital media, television production, audio-visual team project, media and cultural policy); specific themes (such as screen violence, cinematic journeys, children’s television).

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements

Standard entry: 5 Highers at AAAAA or Advanced Higher at B plus AAAA (by end S6 with min BBBB after S5) including English and a humanities subject.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at AABB or BBBB (by end S6) including English and a humanities subject. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.

Start Date





MA Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


College of Arts


School of Culture and Creative Arts

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

Advertising, Marketing and PR


Media and Broadcasting

Publishing and Writing