The MA and PhD degrees in Film Studies at King's, both founded in 2001, are long established and highly regarded. They offer innovative opportunities to study cinema and media intensively and in-depth with some of the world's leading experts in the field.
Our students pursue an exciting variety of taught modules or research projects reflecting the Department's strengths in British, European, American and East Asian cinemas and media, and their cultural, socio-political, industrial, and philosophical analysis.
Our postgraduate degrees incorporate skills training in library, archival, and online research, written and oral argumentation and presentation, and audio-visual and textual analysis and interpretation. Opportunities for creative practice in digital video and sound are also available.
Our exceptional central London location puts our students within easy reach of a wealth of cinema and media experiences, including the BFI Southbank, the IMAX, and Tate Modern. We also benefit from the substantial physical and electronic resources of leading libraries, all within convenient walking distance, including the Maughan Library at King's, the University of London Library at Senate House, the British Library, and the BFI's Reuben Library, which is the leading cinema library in the UK and one of the best in the world.
Our research events programmes are second to none. We host prestigious guest speakers from around the world in our annual King's@BFI Key Scholar lectures and our fortnightly Research Seminar series; we hold an annual MA and PhD Work-In-Progress conference, programmed by our students; and we regularly fund one-off workshops and symposia on specialist topics. All of this is in addition to the wide array of stimulating film, media, and research events on offer throughout London all year round.
NEW! We are pleased to announce that from September 2021, our MA Film Studies will offer a new range of opportunities for creative practice in filmmaking, video essays, and sound, using professional 4K digital video cameras, sound equipment, and editing facilities. The modules concerned are:
7AAQP673 Critical Media Practice (autumn '21)
7AAQS660 Dissertation, 'visual dissertation' (spring and summer '22)
Duration One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Study MA Film Studies in the Department of Film Studies at King's College London.
Duration Expected to be PhD (initial registration for MPhil), three years FT, four-six years PT. October to October, February to February or June to June.
Study a PhD in Film Studies at King's College London or a joint PhD with the University of Hong Kong or National University of Singapore