The Comparative Literature with Film Studies program opens up a breadth of possibilities of careers or continuing studies. It is the perfect launching pad for someone wanting to work in any academic, media-related or creative industries. Its flexible nature allows you to take modules from various departments, including language modules at any level from the Modern Language Centre.
King’s also offers an abundant choice of societies, activities and sport teams. I have been in the Women’s Football team for two years and have found joining a sports team to be a great way to meet people from different courses; the weekly competitions against other London universities are fantastic motivation for doing exercise.
I have also joined the Creative Writing society. For anyone like me who is interested in entering the world of media later on, King’s is a melting pot of journalistic and creative outlets. From Roar! the university newspaper, to The Notebook, its online magazine and KCL Radio, there are a wealth of options to get involved in.
I decided to return to King's to do my PhD after an incredible MA year at the College. Besides being in about the most ideal location for a Film Studies course (between London's cinematic heart in Leicester Square and BFI Southbank), the course was inspiring, and the staff supportive. I am constantly amazed by the opportunities and support that the College and the Film department provide, with seminars and opportunities to improve academically seemingly at every turn. I know that I am a better academic for having studied at King's.
I was also fortunate enough to have been awarded a King's Alumni Bursary worth 20% of my fees, without which my dream of pursuing my studies further might not have been possible.
The Strand campus is right in the middle of my favourite part of London. It's near Leicester Square, Covent Garden, just across the river from Southbank, and there's always something nearby to do. London is the perfect city to study in; it's a different city every day, with something new to offer. It's a city filled with exciting opportunities, and all the facilities you could possibly need to further your studies. It is more expensive than most of the UK, but there are so many free attractions around, and the student Oyster Card is a big help with getting around.
I hope to progress with my academic career once I finish my studies. My course offers me the opportunity to get teaching experience alongside my studies, and to make contacts and meet some truly great people with similar interests. Coming to King's is one of the best decisions I have ever made...which is why I didn't hesitate to make the same decision twice.