Kingston University

Kingston University

Film Studies

This course focuses on a range of current approaches to film studies and provides an in-depth study of specific areas of cinema such as American independent, European, British and far-eastern cinema; students look at developments in film history and theory by focusing on specific countries and their emerging cinemas. Students evaluate and critically analyse a range of perspectives on cinema in light of contemporary developments, shifting cultural alliances and patterns of cross-fertilisations. They are also introduced to the main areas of debate in the history of film criticism.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class degree or above in a humanities subject (film, media studies, languages, history, English, etc.) or in the history of art, fine art or other studio-based subjects which include an art historical or contextual studies component, or another area appropriate to the degree; or relevant work experience; interview; applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: British cinema 1960 to today; cinematic animals (monsters, beasts and humans on film); film history, theory and analysis; film studies dissertation; gender and sexuality in European cinema; mapping world cinema; new hollywood (from the mainstream to the margins).

Assessment methods

Assessment is through essays; presentations; research projects; dissertation.

Sponsorship information

AHRB studentships.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,800 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,400 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penrhyn Road Campus Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE South East

Key information

Applicant Services
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0844 855 2177