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Film Studies

The Department of Film Studiesat the heart of london's arts & media district


undergraduate programme: film studies

Rated best for the study of film in the UK by the Guardian Universtiy Guide 2012 and 2013, the Film Studies department offers a single honours BA (the only single honours degree in film studies taught by a dedicated film studies team in central London); in addition to programmes in conjunction with other humanities departments.


postgraduate taught programme:

A leading MA course that builds on the research strengths of its distinguished faculty to offer a choice of modules that examine the wide range of cinemas and approaches to studying film. 
This leading MA also features a new and unique pathway in Film and Philosophy.


Postgraduate research programme: FILM STUDIES phd

We offer a PhD programme that recruits students working on cutting-edge research projects and supervised by a faculty of leading experts in the field. Our specialisms range across European, American, and World Cinema; cultural history and critical theory, in particular the relationship between film and other disciplines such as philosophy, psychoanalysis, literature, geography, and art.



Film Studies at King’s College London is part of one of the world’s largest networks of screen media scholars. The Screen Studies Group is a major University of London initiative promoting research, teaching, and public debate across the colleges of the university.

Summer school students

meet our alumni

Take a closer look at our alumni student profiles. We have witnessed a succession of brilliant graduates who have either gone on to pursue further study or who have embarked on a range of distinguished careers, from film production to academic posts across the globe.


The department runs an energizing series of research seminars that take place regularly throughout term time. The Film Studies research community of graduates, post-doctoral students, and staff, creates a warm environment for stimulating discussion in response to papers by guest speakers who showcase their latest research.

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