Film Studies, M.A. | King's College London | London, United Kingdom
12 months
26160 GBP/year
11760 GBP/year
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This Film Studies course at King's College London 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.


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 at King's College London 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.

Key benefits

  • Internationally renowned staff
  • Focus on cutting-edge ideas and developments in film studies and audio-visual media culture
  • Ranges across European, North American and Asian cinema, from popular to avant garde
  • Located in the heart of London
  • Film & Philosophy pathway available

Career prospects

Many of our students transfer the skills and knowledge they develop with us into careers in the media, the arts, education, and journalism. Many also go on to pursue research in film and visual culture at the MPhil/PhD level, often at top-tier universities in the US, UK, and elsewhere.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Formations of Film Studies: An Advanced Introduction to the Field
  • Cinema & Sentiment 
  • Thinking Cinema 
  • Reconfiguring Film and Media Philosophies: A Cross-cultural Perspective
  • Media Aesthetics

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General 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)
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago. In some cases, we may request an additional reference from you.
  • You must also provide a piece of written work of at least 4,000 words on a relevant topic.
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26160 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26160 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11760 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11760 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time:

  • National: £5,880 per year
  • International: £13,080 per year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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