University of Southampton

University of Southampton


The course covers an in-depth discussion of the most influential theories and methodologies in the field, and provides an introduction to the latest debates and concerns; these include issues arising from cinema�s textual properties and questions regarding the medium�s wider social impact.

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd class Honours degree or equivalent in an arts related subject, previous study of Film at undergraduate level is useful but not essential. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each section, or equivalent in another approved English language test.

Course modules

Core modules: classical film theory and textual analysis; key skills 1: research in film studies; key skills 2: preparing for the dissertation; post-classical film theory: history, reception, cinephilia; dissertation. 2 optional modules from: current issues in film distribution and exhibition; film policy: national and global perspectives; contemporary science-fiction cinema; screen stars in context; School of Humanities or Winchester School of Art MA module.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
023 8059 6809