The Film Studies course at Kingston University covers a wide variety of classical and contemporary cinemas, including examples from British, American, European, and global traditions, exploring them through a range of theoretical approaches. The course enables you to develop your skills of critical and textual analysis, leading to greater appreciation and understanding of the central role cinema has played – and continues to play – in shaping our world. It also 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.
CareersGraduates from the MA in Film Studies have gone on to a variety of roles within industry and education. This includes work in film marketing and distribution, film programming, journalism, and editing, and a variety of roles in archiving and curating. Several students developed ideas first encountered on the Film Studies MA into successful PhD projects, and have gone on to pursue careers in education and research.
Many of our Film Studies postgraduates have progressed to exciting roles as:
- Film Programmer/Exhibitor
- Film Journalist
- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.
DisciplinesVisual Arts Film, Photography & Media View 565 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
- A 2:2 or above honours degree 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.
International16300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8560 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8560 GBP per year during 12 months.
UK students tuition fees:
- MSc part time: £4,708
- MSc part time: £8,965
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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