Choose Kingston's Film and Philosophy MA
The Film and Philosophy MA offers a structured analysis of the relationship between film and philosophy, be it in terms of philosophical treatments of film (as an art form or through particular films) or the power of film itself to create philosophy.
We offer a unique programme that provides the best interdisciplinary context in which to study film and philosophy – superior to those available elsewhere – on account of our comprehensive expertise in film and 'continental' philosophy. This differentiation highlights Kingston University
as the best destination for this area of study.
What will you study?
It enables you to explore current and emerging discourses within the fields of film theory and philosophy, engaging with theoretical concerns at the forefront of visual culture, art theory, moving image media and critical theory.
The programme covers varied topics such as film as cognition, the philosophy of art history and cinema, film and feminism, the body and cinema, Freud and cinema, avant-garde film and philosophy, French philosophy and film, Derrida and adaptation, animals and the horror genre. There is also the opportunity to write a dissertation on your own topic of research.
Assessment is through essay, presentations and a dissertation.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
Film and Philosophy
What this course offers you
A unique offering in both continental philosophy and film theory in the UK.
Taught by published authors in the specific areas of film and philosophy.
Offers latest ideas in continental philosophy and their connection to film.
Shows how film can be used to teach, illustrate and create philosophy.
Offers a good understanding of philosophical aesthetics, art theory, and art history as a context for thinking about film and philosophy together.
Enables students to explore current and emerging discourses within the fields of Film Theory and Philosophy, engaging with theoretical concerns at the forefront of visual culture, art theory, moving image media and critical theory.
Co-taught by the fields of film studies and the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP).
The film studies team is a creative, innovative and highly respected group, with links to the British Film Institute and home to Cinema Journal, one of the most respected scholarly publications in the field. Kingston University
's CRMEP (Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy) is the leading continental philosophy centre in the UK.
Students are welcome from a wide range of subjects in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.The entry requirements for the MA is at least a 2:1 or upper second-class honours degree in these subjects. Exceptionally, an equivalent will be considered on an individual basis.
Fees for this course are to be confirmed.