Contemporary film studies is a diverse, interdisciplinary field that incorporates a variety of approaches to the analysis of film and film culture. Our Film Studies MA builds on the research strengths of our distinguished staff to offer modules that examine a wide range of cinema styles and approaches to studying film.
We have designed this course for students who want to deepen their knowledge of the world’s cinemas and explore the very latest approaches to studying them. You will participate in a number of research activities, including a programme of lectures by nationally and internationally distinguished scholars, international conferences, twice-weekly 35mm cinematheque screenings, a focused graduate training course, and a student-organised work-in-progress conference in May.
The course comprises five taught modules and research project leading to a dissertation.
If you are a full-time student, we will provide you with six hours in first semester and at least four hours of teaching in second semester each week through lectures and seminars. We will expect you to undertake 32 hours of independent study.
If you are a part-time student, we will provide you with four hours in first semester, two hours every semester thereafter of teaching each week through lectures and seminars, and we will expect you to undertake 16 hours of independent study.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
We assess the majority of our modules through coursework essays (normally 5,000 words) and occasionally exams. For your dissertation, you will write a 4,000-word critical survey and a 15,000-word essay.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand Campus. We offer you easy access to important cultural centres such as the BFI Southbank (including the BFI Library) Southbank Centre and Tate Modern. You will benefit from our own resources, as well as the huge number of museums and galleries in the city.
King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.