Film Studies (Film & Philosophy pathway available)




Part Time, Full Time

| Admissions status: Open
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 optional 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 include:

  • Contemporary Period Film and the Heritage-Film Debates
  • Thinking Cinema
  • London Film Cultures
  • Film History and the Cinema Experience
  • Analysing Film Performance: Comedy
  • Cinema and the City
  • Exploitation Cinema
  • Contemporary French Cinema
  • Cinema and Sentiment
  • Experimental Film and Philosophy
  • New Directions in Chinese Cinemas

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.

Taught core and optional modules assessed by coursework plus a compulsory dissertation.

Programme leader/s
Professor Chris Berry
Awarding institution
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Strand Campus.
Student destinations
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 2014
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