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Film Studies

Kingston University

M.A.
12 months
Duration
15500 GBP/year
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About

The Film Studies course at Kingston University is an innovative programme which situates film at the centre of a range of critical and historical debates. The course covers a wide variety of classical and contemporary cinemas, including examples drawn from British, American, European, and global traditions, exploring them through a range of theoretical approaches. 

Overview

Key features

  • The Film Studies course at Kingston University offers the opportunity to carry out research into a variety of areas, including gender and sexuality on screen; philosophy and film; industry and independents in New Hollywood; contemporary British, European and transnational traditions; and experimental and avant-garde cinema. 
  • Kingston's ideal location allows you to make use of the many film based resources in London, such as the British Film Institute (the largest film archive in the world).

What will you study?

You will study all that is new, vital and innovative in contemporary and emergent cinemas. You will evaluate and critically analyse a range of perspectives on cinema in light of contemporary developments, shifting cultural alliances and patterns of cross-fertilisations. In addition, you will be introduced to the main areas of debate in the history of film criticism. Current modules focus on European and transnational cinematic traditions, post-1960 British cinema, film and philosophy, avant-garde and experimental cinema, and cinematic animals.

In writing your dissertation, you will demonstrate your ability to research a topic of your choice in depth, gaining a rigorous grasp of current theoretical and methodological debates relevant to the subject area, as well as an understanding of the historical and cultural context.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Film History Theory and Analysis
  • Film and Philosophy
  • Cinematic Animals: Monsters, Beasts, and Humans on Film
  • British Cinema 1960s to Today
  • Special Study: Avant-Garde and Experimental Cinema
  • Vamps, Divas, Tramps, Lolitas
  • Freedom, Censorship and Subversion

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second class degree or above in a Humanities subject (Film, Media Studies, Languages, History, English, etc) or in the History of Art, Fine Art or other studio-based subjects which include an art historical or contextual studies component, or another area appropriate to the degree.
  • Consideration is also given to non-standard entrants with relevant work experience that demonstrates the necessary skills and intellectual achievement required to undertake the course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Home and European Union:
  • MA part time: £4,125
Overseas (not EU):
  • MA part time £8,525

Funding

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Film Studies
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