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Film Studies

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
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25300 GBP/year
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About

The Film Studies programme offered by The University of Edinburgh is a unique and stimulating programme that allows you to explore central concepts in the development of film theory and film-philosophy with an emphasis on European and American auteur cinema.

Overview

Our students engage seriously with the analysis of film and the history of cinema aesthetics and interpretation. 

The Film Studies programme offered by The University of Edinburgh will provide you with the analytical and critical tools for the investigation of individual films and the opportunity to discuss these in relation to auteurs, film movements and genres as well as contexts of production and reception.

Edinburgh is an ideal environment for the study of film as it is home to outstanding art-house cinemas, a lively cinephile culture and the world-renowned Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Career opportunities

This programme is an excellent chance to develop your cinematic interests and knowledge and to build your CV with a view to a career in academia, or in any film or media related field.

You will be introduced to Scotland’s lively film culture, with exceptional opportunities to network within the field.

You will also gain transferable skills in communication, research and project management that can be applied to any career you decide to pursue.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Film Theory
  • Film-Philosophy
  • Research methods in Film Studies 
  • Cinema Auteurs
  • Documentary Aesthetics
  • Film Adaptation
  • Film and Existentialism
  • Film and the Other Arts
  • Gender, Revolution and Modernity in Chinese Cinema
  • Literature and Photography in the 20th century
  • Sound and Cinema
  • Unwritten Korea: Understanding Korean Society and Culture through Contemporary Arts and Films.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There are 5 application rounds.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.
  • Multidisciplinary and comparative approaches are key aspects of film studies and we therefore welcome students coming from areas of study other than film.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees per year

  • Home: £6,250
  • International/EU: £12,650

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures scholarships

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