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Located in the heart of London, the research culture of the Department of Film Studies is vibrant, stimulating, diverse and inclusive. Faculty members’ research interests rangover various areasincluding European, North American, and Asian Cinema and Media, Experimental Media and Moving Image Culture, Film and Media HistoryFilm Theory and Philosophy, and Media and Cities. 

Other areas on which we concentrate include Exploitation and Independent Cinema, Film Music, Gender and Feminist Theory, Historical Film and Adaptation, Queer Theory, Representations of Race, Film Technology, Stardom and Screen Performance. Bi-weekly research seminars provide a platform for both our staff members and research students, and guests from all around the world discuss and explore their latest research findings.


Department of Film Studies staff by research interest

European cinema and media


North American cinema and media


Asian cinema and media


Experimental Media and Moving Image Culture


Film and Philosophy


Media and Cities

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We maintain excellent links with both national and international partners



Our international partners include institutions in Berlin, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the US