Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

World Cinema

This programme offers you a combination of specialist knowledge in a variety of thematic and geo-political contexts with expertise in key technological developments in film history. It brings together specialists in film studies, focusing on many different geographical areas and historical contexts, as well as across many film genres and theoretical approaches. It is designed to promote a critical approach to the concept of world cinema, drawing on a wide range of associated topics: National, trans-/post-national and regional cinemas, third cinema, migration, exile, diaspora, post-colonialism, globalisation, etc.

Course modules

Core module: Cinema in the world. Option modules may include: African and Asian filmic narrative; crisis in Portuguese cinema; European cinema at the crossroads; film festivals; film, melodrama and the family; french documentary cinema; histoires du cinema; history and theory of screenwriting; ideology and innovation in post-War German cinema; Latin American cinemas; men and masculinities in contemporary East Asia; perspectives on Japanese cinema; reinventing the family in contemporary French cinema; transgression in German expressionist film.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2018 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2018 GBP 5,375 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2018 GBP 2,975 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2018 GBP 5,750 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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