12 months
16600 GBP/year
8770 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Film Studies course at Kingston University will develop your understanding of the central role cinema has played, and continues to play, in shaping our world.

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During Film Studies course at Kingston University you will be able to research a variety of areas, including Film and Philosophy, Gender and Sexuality, British Cinema from 1960s to the present day, and Film and Adaptation. You will also be introduced to the main areas of debate in the history of film theory and criticism.

Through a dissertation/major project, you will research a chosen topic in depth, developing your ideas in collaboration with a supervisor drawn from our teaching team.

If you are interested in further research, this course provides an excellent foundation for MPhil/PhD study.


Graduates 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
  • Lecturer/Academic
  • Archivist/Curator

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

Key information


  • 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.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8770 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8770 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK students tuition fees:

  • MSc part time: £4,823
International students tuition fees: 
  • MSc part time: £9,130

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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