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Film and Media Studies

Master (2 years) of Arts in Film and Media Studies, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus South Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6325 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


We all have a high – and increasing – consumption of media in the form of TV, films, newspapers, the internet, mobiles. If you would like to find out how all this affects people, culture and society, Film and Media Studies is just the programme for you.

The MA in Film and Media Studies provides you with both broad and in-depth competencies for working with media and communication, also in intermedial contexts. Among other things, you will acquire knowledge on media aesthetics and genres, on the relationship between society, culture and media institutions, and the interplay between media, communication and recipients and users.

Please note that the MA in Film and Media Studies only offers the concentration in Film and Audiovisual Aesthetics taught in English.

Career Opportunities  

Film and Media Studies is an interdisciplinary Master's programme incorporating approaches from both the social sciences and the humanities. Your studies will be intermedial, while the teaching covers film, television and the digital media as well as radio and the printed media, but with the main focus on the audiovisual media. The purpose of the Master's programme is to acquire a high level of academic knowledge and skills within the fields of media, aesthetics and communication. By linking theory and practice, you are educated to solve concrete information and communication tasks and to work with communication to various groups of recipients and users in a media organisation.

The Master's degree provides a range of different career options. You may find employment within the communication sector and the film, TV, advertising and IT industry. Moreover, you will be qualified to work as a teacher or as a member of information and PR staff.

Admission Requirements  

To be considered qualified for the Master's programme in Film and Media Studies, an applicant has to have obtained credits within the field of film and media studies in a research-based environment. Emphasis is placed on theory, analysis, history, methodology and practice in the central elements of film and media studies. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in media, communication and film studies are at an advantage for being admitted to the programme.

Admission to the programme is competitive and limited to 20 students. All applicants will be subject to an overall individual assessment and admission will be granted in accordance with the selection criteria published on the programme's website.

Read more about the admission requirements

Applicants are also required to fulfill the English language requirement.
Read about the language requirements of the University of Copenhagen

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

How to Apply

Apply directly at the University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Humanities: How to apply


Non-EU/EEA citizens are required to pay tuition for the entire 2-year programme.

Students nominated through an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science is found at →

Information about the Danish Assessment of Foreign Qualifications is found in the Guide to diploma recognition

Information about the Danish higher education system is found 
at → The Danish Higher Education System  

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