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Film Studies (Film & Philosophy pathway available) MA

Course Description

This course has been designed for students who want to deepen their knowledge of the world's cinemas and is taught at the leading centre for Film Studies in London. It offers and extensive range of options covering all aspects of film style, representation, spectatorship, and philosophical approaches.

Our perfect location close to BFI Southbank (including the BFI Library) Southbank Centre, and Tate Modern means you will be studying in the heart of London was access to fanastic resources. The course is ideal for careers in the Media Arts and related Culture Industries, or preparation for further study.
Key benefits

- Internationally renowned staff.

- Focus on cutting-edge ideas and developments in film culture.

- Ranges across European, American and World cinema from highbrow to lowbrow.

- Film & Philosophy pathway available.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/film-studies-ma.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

Contemporary film studies is a diverse, interdisciplinary field, incorporating a variety of approaches to the analysis of film and film culture. The MA Film Studies at King's College builds on the research strengths of its distinguished faculty to offer modules that examine a wide range of cinemas and approaches to studying film.

The MA Film Studies can be taken as a one-year full-time programme or as a two-year part time programme. The programme runs from September to September. It consists of five taught modules and a dissertation, together with a training programme, guest seminar series and student organised conference. Full time students will take the compulsory core module, four other taught modules and a dissertation. Part time students will take the compulsory core module and two other taught modules in the first year, and two other taught modules and a dissertation in the second year.

- Course purpose -

The MA in Film Studies has been designed for students who want to deepen their knowledge of the world’s cinemas and the very latest approaches to studying them. Graduate students at King’s participate in a number of regular research activities, including a programme of lectures by nationally and internationally distinguished scholars, international conferences, twice weekly 35mm cinematheque screenings, a focused graduate training programme, and a student organised work-in-progress conference in May.

Many graduates of the MA Film Studies go on to pursue careers in media arts or a PhD in Film Studies. Past graduates have gone on to PhD programmes at Harvard University, the University of Iowa, the University of Essex, the University of Stirling, the University of Westminster, and other University of London Colleges (including King’s), among others.

- Course format and assessment -

Taught core and optional modules assessed by coursework plus a compulsory dissertation.

Career Prospects:

Many of our students go on to pursue research in film and other areas of visual studies at the MPhil/ PhD level; others have developed their skills in careers in the media arts and related activities, including film festival work and media literacy training.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 21 universities worldwide (2016/17 QS World University Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the Film Studies (Film & Philosophy pathway available) MA page on the King’s College London website for more details!

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(Student Profile)

Lilly Husbands

1171.jpg After a treasured four years as an undergraduate at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, I had a hard time staying put. I moved every year for five years, living in places as diverse as New York city and Stockholm, Sweden. I had always known I would return to the academy, and when it came time to settle down, I knew it would have to be in a place that I found as thrilling as I found comfortable. For me, this place is London.

I have always aimed to place myself in the most excellent academic environments possible so that I might enrich my studies not only with the finest caliber of scholars, students, and libraries but with all the cultural advantages of being located in a cosmopolitan metropolis as well. King's couldn't fit my criteria more perfectly. Not only does King's often host conferences and seminars which offer essential intellectual stimulation and community, but the university itself is located within a stone's throw of cultural institutions like the BFI Southbank and the Tate Modern.

The M.A. program in Film Studies at King's was a tremendous experience in that it offered excellent modules in diverse and fascinating topics taught by very accomplished and approachable professors, and it attracted a stellar group of students that made my first year in London blissfully cinephilic.

I loved King's so much that I continued on to do another M.A. in Critical Methodologies before beginning my PhD in the Film Studies department! My PhD research on experimental animation benefits incalculably from my being located at King's in London. I couldn't recommend it more highly!


Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in film studies or a subject in which film or media plays a significant part (candidates from other disciplines may be considered). Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

Last Updated

06 February 2017

Course Fees

(2017/18) Full time: UK/EU: £9,450. Overseas: £18,420. Part time: UK/EU: £4,725. Overseas: £9,210

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