The MA in Film Studies has been designed for students who want to deepen their knowledge of the world’s cinemas and the very latest approaches to studying them. Graduate students at King’s participate in a number of regular research activities, including a programme of lectures by nationally and internationally distinguished scholars, international conferences, twice weekly 35mm cinematheque screenings, a focused graduate training programme, and a student organised work-in-progress conference in May.
Many graduates of the MA Film Studies go on to pursue careers in media arts or a PhD in Film Studies. Past graduates have gone on to PhD programmes at Harvard University, the University of Iowa, the University of Essex, the University of Stirling, the University of Westminster, and other University of London Colleges (including King’s), among others.
Contemporary film studies is a diverse, interdisciplinary field, incorporating a variety of approaches to the analysis of film and film culture. The MA Film Studies at King's College builds on the research strengths of its distinguished faculty to offer modules that examine a wide range of cinemas and approaches to studying film.
The MA Film Studies can be taken as a one-year full-time course or as a two-year part time course. The course runs from September to September. It consists of five taught modules and a dissertation, together with a training program, guest seminar series and student organised conference. Full time students will take the compulsory core module, four other taught modules and a dissertation. Part time students will take the compulsory core module and two other taught modules in the first year, and two other taught modules and a dissertation in the second year.
Dr Catherine Wheatley
King's College London
The Department of Film Studies has developed an innovative Film and Philosophy pathway within its highly successful MA in Film Studies. The pathway will launch in Autumn 2012. A core module and a choice of several options will permit students to explore the rich relationship between film, philosophers, and philosophical ideas, and to forge their own film-philosophical encounters.
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Many of our students go on to pursue research in film and other areas of visual studies at the MPhil/PhD level; others have developed their skills in careers in the media arts and related activities, including film festival work and media literacy training.
Year of entry 2013