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Master
Film Studies (Media Studies)
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Study programme

The Master's in Film Studies is a one-year Media Studies programme that trains you to think critically about film material and be able to contribute to the ongoing theoretical debates and discussions in this field. The first semester comprises a series of core courses and research seminars, while the second allows you to focus on your own areas of interest through electives and a Master's thesis.

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Film Research Seminar I
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    6
  • Film Theories
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    6
  • Cinema Histories and Cultures
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    6
  • Film Research Seminar II
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    6
  • Research Project
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    6
  • Free-choice electives
    4—5
    12
  • Master's Thesis
    4—6
    18
  • Tutoring and Study Guidance
    1—6
UvA Course Catalogue: Film Studies

Thesis

The Master's thesis reports on research carried out under the supervision of an academic staff member involved in the programme. The subject of the thesis must be mutually agreed upon by the student and the academic adviser. 

Credit transfer

Students who show exceptional promise during a regular or professional programme are encouraged to continue their studies in a research programme. Once students are admitted to the research programme, they can transfer credits earned during their previous course of study towards their Research Master's degree. The Examinations Board determines which courses qualify for transfer. 

Research Master's in Media Studies