Postgraduate study

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Our portfolio of postgraduate programmes includes taught masters, masters by research and doctoral programmes. Our postgraduate students experience a blend of high-quality learning and teaching alongside industry-standard training and creative practice across film, television theatre and related media, guided by highly experienced and distinguished scholars, and making full use of cutting-edge performance, production and research facilities. All our postgraduate programmes have a strong emphasis on preparing students for the professional world and our graduates have successfully progressed to careers in various branches of the film, television, and theatre industries, as well as well as jobs in teaching and research. Our film and TV masters programmes are also accredited by Creative Skillset.

The department welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds including arts and humanities, social science and science; as well as those with professional experience, including current practitioners in theatre, film and television and other related media industries.

'My time at TFTV was crucial in my growth as a person as well in the media field. Unlike most universities here in the US where a Masters degree can take two to three years, the single intensive year at the University of York allowed me take a huge step forward in my career without being away for an extended period of time.' 
Daniel, MA student (USA)

Applicants are encouraged to apply by 31 July 2019.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Days

Our Postgraduate Virtual Open Days are a great opportunity for prospective students to find out more about what it is like to study in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television. Members of academic staff from the Department are available during these online events to answer any questions you may have about joining us.

For more information, please visit the Virtual Open Day webpage.

Behind the scenes

PhD programmes

Fees and Funding

Find out about tuition fees and funding opportunities for postgraduate research at York, and for Theatre, Film and Television students.

How to apply

Find out how to apply and about visiting the department

Examples of student work

Trentside by Charlie Delaney (MA Digital Film and TV Production) has been featured at film festivals including Cardiff International Film Festival, and Urban Film Festival in Miami.

Humanities Research Centre

The Humanities Research Centre

Postgraduate student life in the Humanities Research Centre

Research Support at the Humanities Research Centre