University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Film Studies

This taught programme is organised around aspects of British, American, European, and Eastern Cinemas. You will examine how film texts relate to their historical, social, and cultural contexts through a variety of critical and theoretical approaches. These include, for example, aspects that examine the recent re-emergence of aesthetics as an important cinematic discourse, or the implications of 9/11 for film and its audiences. You will also participate in a Writing for Academic Success module, which will enable you independently to conduct a research project to a publishable standard as part of your MA programme. You will be encouraged to participate in postgraduate conferences and have opportunities to contribute to the University�s seminar programme. By agreement with your course tutor, it is possible to study a combination of modules from other pathway routes, including Media, Popular Culture, and Conflict Studies and so focus on particular areas relevant to your research interests. The programme provides the opportunity to engage in cross-disciplinary investigation of various aspects of cinema and moving image culture, drawing on a variety of theoretical perspectives. It offers opportunities for more specialised study, e.g. European Art Cinema. Overall, this course therefore engages with contemporary issues and emerging new cinemas as well as established film theory. It also offers unique training for teachers and lecturers in Film and Media Studies as well as providing opportunities for progression to MPhil/ PhD in Film Studies.

Entry requirements

You should have a good Honours degree in a relevant subject (eg. Film, Media, Cultural Studies, Humanities subjects). Graduates from other disciplines may still be eligible for entry You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent).

Course modules

Typical modules may include: 9/11 narratives (cinema and the war on terror); space, place and culture in contemporary American cinema; teaching film and media; the poetics and practices of eastern European cinema; crisis, conflict, culture (cinemas of the middle east); picturing Britain (aesthetics, discourse and culture in British cinema); research, writing, referencing (routes to academic success); cinemas of the orient (texts and contexts of far eastern film); screening horror (Trauma, fear, and fantasy in film); screening the holocaust and beyond.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time - 2 years
MA Full-time £ 11,960 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

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