University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Film and Film Cultures

Students are able to analyse the relationship between films and the cultures and societies in which they are and have been produced and consumed. It focuses in particular on the cinemas of Hollywood, Britain and Europe. The programme places a particular emphasis on research methods and skills, hence the 90-credit dissertation. The course develops students� independent learning and research skills in order to equip them for careers in arts and policy management, film journalism, and the film industry or for further study to PhD level.

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd Class degree in film studies or a modern foreign language, or other relevant subject.

Course modules

Course modules: Core module covering the major approaches to film studies: formalism and aesthetics, authorship and genre, history and the film industry; research skills module; dissertation.

Assessment methods

The core modules are team taught in thematic blocks of 5 weeks focusing on a particular approach to film studies exemplified by case studies (eg �Approaches to Textual Analysis� will use as a case study the films of Alfred Hitchcock). Each block is assessed through different coursework, including, for example, a book review as well as conventional essays.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0116 252 5381