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Our Film Studies community is dynamic and vibrant. Cinema was undoubtedly the most exciting art form to emerge in the 20th century. Now, in the early 21st century, film is surrounded and challenged by an array of new media.

Film Studies offers the critical, historical, and theoretical tools needed to understand and appreciate the creative potential of cinematic and electronic images and to assess critically how they mediate our experience of the world.  

The Film Studies Department is among the best places to study film in the UK, receiving consistently high rankings in national university league tables and achieving an increasingly excellent response for the quality of its teaching in the latest National Student Satisfaction Survey. It is also among the top five in the UK for Film Studies research, as defined by national UK-wide research audits, i.e. the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise and the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. 

We welcome applications for our BA, MA, and PhD programmes from prospective students who are passionate about film and related media, who meet our entry requirements, and who wish to be part of one of the leading departments in the UK and the largest in central London.





Due to the shift in remote working, phone calls will not be answered, and all enquiries should be directed to email accounts. Enquirers can request a call-back when they email if they’d like to communicate via phone rather than email.

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