MA Documentary Filmmaking Fees

The school is in the process of moving its teaching and studio spaces. Pending the completion of building work the entry to the programme is postponed and will not be commencing in 2024. More information will be available as we have it.

The fees listed on this page apply to students starting the MA Documentary Filmmaking programme in September 2024, with application deadlines listed here.

The fees include production costs in Modules 1 – 5 and will include a bursary to attend a major Documentary Festival.

Production Allowances:

  • Module  1 - £200
  • Module 2 - £300
  • Module 3 - £350
  • Module 4 - £700
  • Module 5 - £4000

Tuition Fees Policy

All prospective students and applicants should read our Tuition Fees Policy which can be found on our Policies and Regulations page.

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of £50 is payable by all applicants upon submission of the application.

Tuition Fees, two-year programme

INTERNATIONAL STATUS Students (incl EU, EEA, swiss students) FEES
£50,822 £51,022 (includes £200 Visa Administration Fee)

Termly Breakdown and Constitution of Tuition Fees

DESCRIPTION Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Termly Tuition Fees, Terms 1-6

£8,333 £8,333 £8,334 £8,333  £8,333  £8,334
LFS Company Membership £2 £2 £2 £2 £2 £2
Student Union Membership  £20 £20 £20 £20 £20 £20
Annual Administration and Registration Fee £300     £300    
Film Society Membership £15 £15 £15 £15 £15 £15
LFS Visa Administration Fee (visa students only) £200          
Total Termly Cost, 2-yr programme, Home (UK) students £8,670 £8,370 £8,371 £8,670 £8,370 £8,371
Total Termly Cost, 2-yr programme, International (incl EU, EEA, Swiss) students £8,870  £8,370 £8,371 £8,670 £8,370 £8,371

Security Deposit

In addition to the above fees, all new students enrolling for the first time at the London Film School are required to pay a one-off Security Deposit of £100. The deposit will be returned to the student upon graduation unless offset against losses or breakages.

Deposits to Secure Your Place

To secure your place on the course, you are required to return your registration form and pay a non-refundable deposit on your tuition fees. This will be deducted from the first term fees once you have formally enrolled on the first day of the course.



£1,000 £8,870

Please note: students requiring a visa to enter the UK will not be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) until the registration form has been returned and the deposit paid. You can read more about the Student route for visa applications here. 

Separate rules apply for U.S. applicants who intend to apply for U.S. Federal Student Aid. More information can be found here.


Last Updated: 12 January 2024