Film and Film Cultures MA
Duration and Mode of study
One year, full time or two years, part time.
October every year.
First- or upper second-class degree in Film Studies or a Modern Foreign Language, or other relevant subject.
2012/2013 - Home/EU: £4,795 International: £11,450
2013/2014 - Home/EU: £5,010 International: £11,965
Students will be able to analyse the relationship between films and the cultures and societies in which they are and have been produced and consumed. It will focus in particular on the cinemas of Hollywood, Britain and Europe.
The programme will place a particular emphasis on research methods and skills, hence the 90-credit dissertation. The aim is to develop students’ independent learning and research skills in order to equip them for careers in arts and policy management, film journalism, and the film industry or for further study to PhD level.
- Core module covering the major approaches to film studies: formalism and aesthetics, authorship and genre, history and the film industry
- Research skills module
Teaching and assessment methods
The core modules will be team taught in thematic blocks of five weeks focusing on a particular approach to film studies exemplified by case studies (e.g. ‘Approaches to Textual Analysis’ will use as a case study the films of Alfred Hitchcock). Each block will be assessed through different coursework, including, for example, a book review as well as conventional essays.