Core programme content
- Formations of Film Studies: an Advanced Introduction to the Field (for MA Film Studies)
- Film and Philosophy (for MA Film Studies, Film and Philosophy pathway).
In addition to taking one of the core modules in the first semester and writing a dissertation in the spring/summer, students choose four non-core modules from a wide range of options (for those enrolled on the Film and Philosophy pathway, at least two of these must be designated film and philosophy modules).
All optional modules are available to all MA Film Studies students.
Indicative non-core content
Optional modules for 2012-13 include:
- Film History and the Cinema Experience,
- Thinking Cinema,
- Experimental Film and Philosophy,
- Cinema and Sentiment,
- Exploitation Cinema,
- New Directions in Chinese Cinema,
- London Film Cultures,
- Cinema and War,
- Popular European Cinema,
- Contemporary Period Film and the Heritage Film Debate,
- Cinema and the City.
You may also be able to select one module from associated graduate film programmes at Birkbeck College, Goldsmiths College, University College, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway and SOAS.
FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
Taught core and optional courses assessed by coursework plus a compulsory dissertation.
Dr Catherine Wheatley
King's College London
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