MPhil Film Studies – Theory History Practice

Trinity College Dublin

Course Overview

The M.Phil. in Film Studies at Trinity offers two interesting ways to pursue further analysis of film and the film industry at university:

The Theory, History, Practice strand is a unique opportunity to embark upon a detailed investigation into the intellectual currents and aesthetic concerns surrounding the study and practice of film and digital media. The Screenwriting strand offers the opportunity to focus on writing for different screens in a critically informed and creative context. At every step of the way your progress will be informed by an emphasis on independent study, critical thinking and creative practice. In addition, the course aims to develop the key transferable skills required for postgraduate study. These include research preparation, time management and oral and written presentation skills.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time

When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?


Placement options

Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places


Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 19,414

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits

  • Trinity is the #1 ranked university in Ireland
  • Ireland is consistently voted one of the safest and friendliest cities in the world.
  • The EY globalization index names Ireland in the top 5 most globalized economies.
  • Students can work during studies

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Candidates should have a good honors 1st class or 2.1 B.A. degree (minimum “B”, average 3.0 or above for North American students) or equivalent qualification with a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 with no individual band below 6. Applicants to the Screenwriting strand are required to include a sample of creative writing in lieu of a sample of academic writing in their application.

English Requirements

• IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall
• TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based. The test taken here should be TOEFL IBT
• Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)
• Duolingo English Test: minimum overall score of 110/160, dated since January 2020

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