Research course

Film Studies

UCL - University College London · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, and a MA in a cognate field.

Months of entry


Course content

Research proposals that engage with world cinema history and related theoretical approaches are welcomed. We have particular strengths in the cinemas of America and Europe, and in the political forms and function of cinema across its history.

UCL provides a uniquely rich research environment for the study of cinema at the heart of the dynamic city of London. Students can draw on faculty expertise from across the university, in particular from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the Social and Historical Sciences, the School of European Languages and Cultures and the Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry. Students are supported by a dynamic research culture, a stimulating environment and excellent opportunities for research training. UCL houses numerous seminars and guest lectures, and researchers have access to world-class libraries at UCL, the University of London, the British Library and the British Film Institute.

Department specialisms

North and Latin American Cinema History Documentary Cinema Non-theatrical Cinema The History of the Discipline Silent Cinema Film Theory The Political Economy of Cinema

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

Funding opportunities available for students taking research programmes are available at:

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Mr Joseph Tilley
+44 (0)20 7679 3096,+44 (0)20 7679 7024
020 7679 3001