The Film Studies MA course from the University of Southampton is taught by scholars of international standing, and has an outstanding record of research and publication.
The degree provides opportunity for you to examine the evolution of cinema, from classical film theory to post classical and current issues in film distribution. This masters course can provide valuable insights into the movie industry and take you on a career path that can lead to rewarding professions in the arts and media industries.
A postgraduate degree from Humanities at Southampton offers you the wide and varied learning experience you should expect from a leading research university. We are committed to providing a relevant, modern and above all enjoyable experience which will ensure you graduate with the additional skills and understanding you need to start a career in any number of areas or to go on to further research.
The MA programme in Film Studies provides a flexible course of study which concentrates on a considered and theoretical approach to methods of research, while embracing precise textual analysis and film history as well as offering a choice of options to suit your own interests. The MA Film Studies programme is designed to equip you with a range of practical and intellectual skills that will enable you to complete your degree successfully, and put you in a good position to gain employment in the arts and media industries.
- Research in Film Studies
- Animation: Technology, culture, and industry
- Screen Stars in Context
- Film Policy: National and Global Contexts (Research)
- Film Studies Individually Negotiated Topic
- Auteur filmmakers: case studies in cinema
- Film Studies Dissertation
- Preparing for the Dissertation
- Post-Classical Film Theory: Film History and Cinephilia
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Film, Photography & Media Gender & Sexuality Studies View 643 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United Kingdom
- You’ll need a 2:1 degree in film or another arts subject.
International21000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU and international students pay £21,000.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.