MA in Film Studies
Contemporary film studies is a diverse, interdisciplinary field, incorporating a variety of approaches to the analysis of film and film culture. The MA in Film Studies at King’s College London builds on the research strengths of its distinguished faculty to offer modules that examine a wide range of cinemas and approaches to studying film.
We also offer a pathway in Film and Philosophy.
MA Film Studies (Film and Philosophy pathway)
Within film studies, interest in philosophical approaches to the study of film and new media, has produced a vital new field of critical inquiry and research. The Film Studies Department at King’s College London offers a unique environment for the research and teaching of film and philosophy.
Students who choose the MA Film Studies (Film and Philosophy pathway) will take:
A core module in Film and Philosophy
At least two designated film and philosophy modules (from a list that includes Cinema and Sentiment, Experimental Film andPhilosophy, Film History and the Cinema Experience and Thinking Cinema)
Up to two other film studies modules, including those offered through the University of London Screen Studies Group
A dissertation on a topic incorporating and reflecting on philosophical approaches to the study of film
The benefits of this pathway are:
A study programme that clearly defines the research into film and philosophy as a subfield of film studies
The experience of being part of a larger MA Film Studies cohort that brings the MA Film Studies (Film and Philosophy pathway) and MA Film Studies together through shared modules, a graduate work-in-progress conference, and visiting speaker seminar series
The flexibility to choose from a wide range of optional film studies modules.