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2022
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Postgraduate Courses at MetFilm School

Find out how to apply for postgraduate courses at MetFilm School.

Please read this information carefully as some application information differs based on whether you choose to study in the UK at London or Leeds, or in Germany at our Berlin campus.

All our MA courses are one-year, full-time.

Please note: all MA courses are taught in English and validated by the University of West London in the UK, including degrees offered at MetFilm School Berlin. All students will receive a UK Higher Education degree.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us.

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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry Requirements

Standard Entry Requirements

  • Age: All applicants must be 18 years or older at the time the programme begins.
  • Education: A 2:1 honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent.

*Applicants must also submit:

A personal statement of at least 500 words. The MetFilm School online application form details the information that your personal statement must include.

*Please note: Applicants to MA Film & Television Production are not required to submit the 500 word personal statement.

Students Not Meeting Academic Requirements

Students without a degree, but who can demonstrate relevant industry experience or a degree below a 2:1 equivalent are still able to apply. They will need to submit the following:

  • A professional industry reference.
  • A professional CV.
  • A 750 word statement of why you wish to enter the screen industries, indicating the ways in which you think they are changing.

Students Not Meeting Academic Requirements (MA Film & Television Production)

Students with a degree below a 2:1 equivalent are still able to apply. They will need to submit the following to support their application:

  • A compulsory academic essay (750-1000 words)

Applicants without a 2:1 degree, but possessing relevant work experience are still able to apply. They will need to submit the following to support their application:

  • A professional industry reference.
  • A professional CV.
  • A compulsory academic essay (750-1000 words)

Language Requirements for London and Leeds

International Students: If English is not your first language, or if your previous education was not conducted fully in English, you will need to provide documented evidence of your English language competence to study a course with us.

Prior to applying for your student visa, you will need to demonstrate a B2 English Level, which is upper-intermediate.

For postgraduate programmes, we require an IELTS overall score of 6.5, with at least 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in listening, reading, and speaking. You must prove you can read, write, speak, and understand English to a certain level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale.

Alternatively to IELTS, the following tests are satisfactory to demonstrate B2 English Level: IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge PET, ESOL Skills for Life Level 1 and 2, Trinity Level 1. Upon receipt of your application the Admissions Team will contact you if we require proof of your language ability.

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English if you have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in the following locations:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • the Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • the British Overseas Territories
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • UK
  • USA

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English if one of the following applies:

  • You are a national of Canada
  • You are applying to come to the UK for a study abroad programme as part of a university degree course in the USA
  • You proved your level of English in a previous VISA application

Language Requirements for Berlin

International Applicants will need to provide documented evidence of your English language competence to study a course with us.

Prior to applying for your student visa, you will need to demonstrate a B2 English Level, which is upper-intermediate.

For postgraduate programmes, we require an IELTS overall score of 6.5, with at least 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in listening, reading, and speaking. You must prove you can read, write, speak, and understand English to a certain level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale.

Alternatively to IELTS, the following tests are satisfactory to demonstrate B2 English Level: IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge PET, ESOL Skills for Life Level 1 and 2, Trinity Level 1. Upon receipt of your application the Admissions Team will contact you if we require proof of your language ability.

EU/EEA nationals do not require an English language certificate at all. International students must sit a IELTS or TOEFL test, or provide a letter from their university confirming English as the sole language of instruction throughout their BA studies.

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English if you have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in the following locations:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • the Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • the British Overseas Territories
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • UK
  • USA

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English if one of the following applies:

  • You are a national of Canada
  • You proved your level of English in a previous VISA application

How to Apply for Postgraduate Courses

Students can apply for postgraduate courses at MetFilm School directly through our website.

As part of their application for an MA programme, as well as the stated entry requirements, students will need to provide:

  • A copy of the applicant’s passport. This should clearly show the picture page and passport number.
  • A CV which is up-to-date. Including full educational history and all other work/relevant experience.
  • Creative work which will contribute towards a portfolio. Including creative writing, business proposal, film work, photography, etc. Please include these are links online in word or PDF.
  • If applicable: A copy of your degree certificate and academic transcripts.
  • If required: A professional industry reference.
  • If required: APS Certificate of the Academic Evaluation Centre. Applicants with an Indian, Chinese, and/or Vietnamese school or university degree must provide an APS Certificate to confirm that documents submitted are genuine, and that the academic achievements suffice to study at a German university. Country specific information can be found here:
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More Information

More Information

Selection Process

  • Application stage: Your application will be assessed by our Admissions Team. If your application is successful we will invite you to an interview. We aim to process all applications within 14 days.
  • Interview stage: Interviews will be conducted in person at the school. Interviews with international applicants can be conducted online. The interview consists of a formal meeting with either a member of the Admissions Team, Education Team, or both. At this interview, you will be expected to answer detailed questions surrounding your reasons for choosing to study with MetFilm School, alongside your understanding of the specialism you are applying for.
  • Offer stage: Once we have completed this process, we will let candidates know within 10 working days whether they have been offered a place on the course.
  • Acceptance stage: If you are offered a place and wish to accept, it is your responsibility to ensure you have prepared to make a non-refundable deposit payment of 20% of the course fees to secure your place. Your offer of a place will only be guaranteed for three weeks once an offer is made.

Fees and Finance for Postgraduate

Complaints and Appeals Process

MetFilm School’s aim is to consider all applications fairly, equitably, professionally, and in a timely fashion. We’re sorry if your expectations have not been met, and hope that we can resolve any issues that have occurred.

If you are dissatisfied with the way that your application has been handled, or the behaviour of any member of staff during the admissions process, then in the first instance you should seek informal resolution with the Admissions Manager you have been allocated.

For more information on how to further escalate an appeal or complaint, please consult our Admissions Policy on the Policies and Key Documents page.

Contact Us

If you need further information to aid your application, contact our Admissions Team:

Alternatively, you can fill in our contact form on our Contact Us page.

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Apply Directly

Apply Directly

Apply for postgraduate courses directly through our website. We currently offer seven MA programmes:

MA Cinematography

  • Location: Ealing Studios (London), BUFA Studios (Berlin), Prime Studios (Leeds).
  • Academic Year: Entries 2022 and 2023.

MA Directing

  • Location: Ealing Studios (London), BUFA Studios (Berlin), Prime Studios (Leeds).
  • Academic Year: Entries 2022 and 2023.

MA Documentary and Factual

  • Location: BUFA Studios, Berlin.
  • Academic Year: Entries 2022 and 2023.

MA Film and Television Production

  • Location: Ealing Studios, London.
  • Academic Year: Entries 2022 and 2023.

Please note: this MA programme begins in the spring term, and runs for one year (typically in April, but please check the course page for exact start dates).

MA Post Production

  • Location: Ealing Studios, London.
  • Academic Year: Entries 2022 and 2023.

MA Producing

  • Location: Ealing Studios, London.
  • Academic Year: Entries 2022 and 2023.

MA Screenwriting

  • Location: Ealing Studios (London), BUFA Studios (Berlin), Prime Studios (Leeds).
  • Academic Year: Entries 2022 and 2023.