Research course

Film Studies Research

Institution
King's College London · Film Studies
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent)

  • and Master's Degree with Merit (or overseas equivalent), with minimum 10,000 word M.A. dissertation involving substantial historical and/or theoretical research.

A degree in film studies, or a subject in which film or media plays a significant part, is an advantage, although candidates from other disciplines and those returning to study will be considered on their own merits.

Applicants with an MFA may be considered, although a substantial writing sample will still be required.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Film Studies Department is the leading centre for the study of cinema in London, a position consolidated through its appointments and facilities for film research. We have internationally recognised research strengths in the following areas: European cinema, American cinema (mainstream and avant-garde), world cinema (especially East Asian), cultural approaches, and film theory.

Staff publications and research encompass national cinemas together with popular European genres and stars, art cinema, documentary, and experimental film. Cultural approaches extend to a wider range of cinemas (American and Asian as well as European) and include national and transnational identity in film, gender and ethnicity, the representation of the city, music and film, and new media. Work in the area of film theory addresses the relationships among film and other disciplines such as philosophy, psychoanalysis, literature, geography, and art.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
48-72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
artshums-graduateadmissions@kcl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7848 1649