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MA Film and Media

To help you feel prepared for your postgraduate studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now.

Suggested reading

You’ll be given more information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks and journals we have for you to access, when you begin your studies.

While there are no specific texts for you to read at this time, we’d advise you read around your areas of interest in film and media. This will also help you to begin thinking about your dissertation topic. Keep in touch with industry news by reading The Guardian Media and subscribing to The Drum.

Useful websites, podcasts and videos

Depending on your areas of interest, you might want to visit the following resources recommended by some of the Department staff:


Things to do now

To help you prepare for your studies, you may find it useful to watch a significant amount of media content and keep in touch with what is trending in the media world.

Meet your course specialists

Programme leader – Dr Ruxandra Trandafoiu

Head of Department – Professor Matthew Pateman

Associate Head of Department – Phil Jackson

Some of the tutors who contribute to the programme:

  • Dr Jenny Barrett
  • Professor Owen Evans
  • Professor Claire Parkinson
  • Dr Ruxandra Trandafoiu
  • Dr Elke Weissmann
  • Dr Jennifer Woodward