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Film Studies MA (Film Studies or Film & Philosophy pathways available)

King’s College London    Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Full time & Part time September MA One year FT, two years PT

About the course

This course has been designed for students who want to deepen their knowledge of the world cinemas. It offers an extensive range of options covering all aspects of film including theory, style, representation, spectatorship and philosophical dimensions.

As the leading program for film studies located in the centre of London, 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 with access to fantastic resources. The course is ideal for careers in the media, arts and related culture industries, or preparation for further study.

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Entry Requirements

2:1 undergraduate honours degree in film studies or a subject in which film or media plays a significant part (candidates from other disciplines may be considered)

In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.

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Student Profile(s)

Lilly Husbands

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!

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