Film Studies Thesis Workshop II

Only for studens of the masters’ programme in Film and Photographic Studies.

at least one from each of the following

High scores (170) in the verbal portion of the test are positive additions to the application but are by no means the most important aspect of your candidacy. (The quantitative and analytical scores carry less weight than the verbal scores.) You should make timely plans to take these examinations in order to ensure arrival of scores by the December early application deadline. Scores received after January may arrive too late to be considered.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The statement of purpose should give the admissions committee a clear sense of your individual interests and strengths. You don’t need to indicate at the time of application precisely what your field of specialization will be, but it is helpful to know something about your aspirations, and how Film and Visual Studies at Harvard might help in attaining these goals.

Strong language background helps to strengthen the application, and students who lack it should be aware that they will need to repair these gaps during their first two years of graduate study.


students present an oral defense of their thesis

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Film Studies MA - Eötvös Loránd University

The scope of the MA thesis generally corresponds to a maximum of 1000 words per ec including notes, bibliography and
appendices per credit point. A Ma thesis of 20 ects equals around 18.000-20.000 words.

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The general educational aim of a Master’s thesis is to train a student in independently organising, carrying out, analysing and reporting on a theoretical and/or empirical research project involving a subject relevant to Film and Photographic Studies, making use of relevant publications. This should add new insights to existing knowledge, and stimulate innovative research.
The Master’s in Film and Photographic Studies requires preparation of a thesis of approximately 20.000 words (excluding the notes and bibliography). It is advisable that the student starts thinking about the thesis topic at an early stage. In the first semester the choice of a subject will be discussed during one or more of the group meetings.
Early in the second semester the student is expected to start to work on the thesis. The thesis should be completed by the end of the second semester.
The Master’s thesis needs to comply to the highest standards of academic research and scholarship. In various courses offered in the Master’s programme the student will learn how to conduct research and to write academic papers. Among the criteria used to evaluate the thesis are originality, theoretical framework, methodology, argumentation and scholarly presentation.

in Film Studies offers a diverse program of studies leading to an M.A

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MA Thesis Examples – English Department

The two-year M.A. in Film Studies program offers students a comprehensive study of the moving image with an emphasis on exploring screen aesthetics through critical, historical and theoretical contexts. In the first year, students take courses that establish the key academic methods in the fields of film and media studies, with the opportunity to personalize their degree with a choice of electives. In the second year, students work with faculty and a self-selected adviser to write their masters thesis. At the end of the M.A. program, students present an oral defense of their thesis.