Apply for MA Courses

Apply for MA Courses

This page contains everything you need to know about applying for our MA courses.

Please read this information carefully and if you have any questions get in touch with our admissions team by phone on+ 49 (0) 30 76 73 331 70 or by email at

View our Admissions Policy.

Note, all postgraduate programmes are taught in English, and are validated by the University of West London in the UK and students will receive a UK Higher Education degree.


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
  • Language:
    • 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.
    • International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above (including at least 6.5 in the written paper), TOEFL paper based test score at 575 or above, TOEFL computer based test score at 232 or above, TOEFL internet base test score at 90 or above.

Students not meeting academic requirements

  • Students with a degree below a 2:1 equivalent are still able to apply.  They will need to submit the following in addition to support their application.
    • A compulsory academic essay (750 – 1000 words)
  • Applicants without a 2.1 degree, but possessing relevant work experience, can still apply and need to submit the following:
    • A compulsory academic essay (750-1000 words)
    • A professional industry reference.
    • A professional CV
  • No degree & no relevant work experience.  Candidates with no degree and no filmmaking experience do not currently meet entry criteria.


  • A completed MetFilm School application form.
  • A personal statement of at least 750 words. The MetFilm School application form details the information that your personal statement must include.
  • A copy of your passport that clearly shows your photo and passport number
  • An updated CV
  • Copies of your degree certificate and academic transcripts
  • Some creative work that will contribute towards a portfolio e.g., creative writing, business proposal, film work, photography etc. Please also include these as links online in a word document/PDF document
  • If required (see above): An academic essay of 750-1000 words in response to the following question: ‘Select a film or television programme in a specific genre and analyse how the film or television programme both uses and subverts its genre conventions’ or an example of past academic writing e.g., University Essays or Dissertation.
  • If required (see above): A professional industry reference
  • If required (see above): An English language certificate: For our Masters courses, we ask for at least an IELTS of 6.5.  With a minimum writing score of 6.5.  Find out more:

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 normally be conducted in person at the school.  Interviews with international applicants can be conducted over the phone or via Skype.  The interview consists of a formal meeting with either a member of the admissions team, or 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 7 days once an offer is made.


In selecting students, admissions staff aim to reach decisions which are fair and consistent in relation to the published entry criteria, the evidence the applicant presents of their academic and/or professional qualifications and which consider any specific skills or experiences which are essential or desirable for the course in question

  • Appeals


    • Applicants who may wish to appeal against an admissions decision should follow the below procedure:
    • An applicant must seek formal feedback from the admissions team before deciding whether or not he/she has grounds to appeal the admissions decision.
    • The applicant should then request an appeal form to fill in, detailing the nature of their appeal by emailing
    • Appeals must be received within 20 working days following the provision of feedback from the admissions team member supervising the application.
    • An appeal should be submitted in writing to the Head of Admissions, MetFilm School, Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, London W5 5EP, or by email to, stating clearly the grounds for appeal
    • The Head of Admissions will screen each submission in the first instance to determine if there are sufficient grounds for appeal. If it is judged that there may be grounds for appeal, they will escalate the appeal to the Director of Admissions and Marketing and the Director of the School.
    • If an appeal is to be heard and additional information is required, the applicant will be informed in writing and provided with an appropriate deadline by which to submit the information.
    • An Appeals Panel convened at MetFilm School will consider appeals as appropriate. The School Director and Director of Admissions and Marketing will make a decision based on the evidence submitted.
    • The applicant will be informed in writing of the outcome of the appeal and given an explanation for the decision which has been reached.
    • The decision of the Appeals Panel is final and there is no further right of appeal.
  • Complaints


    • MetFilm School’s aim is to consider all applications fairly, equitably, professionally and in a timely fashion.
    • Firstly we’re sorry if you expectations haven’t been met, and hope that we can resolve any issues that have occurred.
    • If you are dissatisfied with the way your application has been handled or the behavior 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.
    • If this has not been successful or if you feel this is not possible to do, then you should request for a complaint form to be sent to you by emailing
    • You may then submit a complaint to the Head of Admissions by emailing
    • All complaints will be replied to within 14 days, and we will aim to achieve resolution within 30 days.
    • If you are still not satisfied with the resolution to your complaint, then you can escalate your complaint to the Director of Marketing & Admissions by emailing
    • All escalated complaints will be replied to within 14 days, and we will aim to achieve resolution within 30 days.

If you need further information to aid your application please don’t hesitate to contact our admissions team by phone or email.