Taught course

Film and Philosophy

Kingston University · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Students are welcome from a wide range of subjects in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The entry requirements for the MA is at least a 2:1 or upper second-class honours degree in these subjects. Exceptionally, an equivalent will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

The Film and Philosophy MA offers a structured analysis of the relationship between film and philosophy, be it in terms of philosophical treatments of film (as an art form or through particular films) or the power of film itself to create philosophy.

We offer a unique programme that provides the best interdisciplinary context in which to study film and philosophy – superior to those available elsewhere – on account of our comprehensive expertise in film and 'continental' philosophy. This differentiation highlights Kingston University as the best destination for this area of study.

What will you study

It enables you to explore current and emerging discourses within the fields of film theory and philosophy, engaging with theoretical concerns at the forefront of visual culture, art theory, moving image media and critical theory.

The programme covers varied topics such as film as cognition, the philosophy of art history and cinema, film and feminism, the body and cinema, Freud and cinema, avant-garde film and philosophy, French philosophy and film, Derrida and adaptation, animals and the horror genre. There is also the opportunity to write a dissertation on your own topic of research.

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Fees and funding

Film and Philosophy MA: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

08448 544972/+44 (0)20 3308 9929