Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.
You are required to take:
• Main Currents in Critical Theory (20 credits)
• Dissertation (60 credits)
In addition, you are required to take 100 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:
• Cinema & the City (20 credits)
• Text, Image, Object & Gesture in Twentieth- Century French Writing (20 credits)
• The Moving Image in Art (20 credits)
• Reconfiguring Film Theories & Philosophies: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (20 credits)
• Biopower: The Fate of an Idea (20 credits)
• Theorizing Literature across Cultures: Contemporary Debates (20 credits)
• Culture, Dissent & the Arab Spring (20 credits)
• Perversion: Theory, Literature, Film (20 credits)
• Modernity & the City (20 credits)
• Thinking Cinema: Theory, Philosophy, Ethics (20 credits)
• On Speed: Accelerating Culture Since the 19th Century (20 credits)
• Surrealism & Visuality (20 credits)
• Illness Narrative as Life Writing (20 credits)
• Experimental Film & Philosophy (20 credits)
• Thinking the Contemporary: Fiction & Theory after 1999 (20 credits)
• A language module from King’s Modern Language Centre (20 credits) subject to approval
If you are a part-time student, you will take Main Currents in Critical Theory (20 credits), along with 60 credits of optional modules from the list above in your first year. In your second year you will take your dissertation module and a further 40 credits of optional modules.
King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.