Taught course

International Cinema

University of Bedfordshire · Division of Media, Arts and Performance

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. Applicants should have at least a lower second-class degree in the area of arts, humanities or social science; or significant media industry experience.


Months of entry


Course content

About the course

Study the cinema phenomenon in its global context and explore the complex relationships between national film industries. This course enables you to build your critical and analytical understanding of production and marketing processes, as well as patterns of consumption in a continuously evolving cultural landscape. You will study with experts in film analysis, looking at aesthetics and economics, the work of filmmakers around the world, and developing your understanding of the place of cinema in global media industry as a whole.

Intermediate qualifications available:

  • Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
  • Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

Key features

  • Study with experts in film analysis, and enjoy regular seminars, screenings, film festivals and guest speakers
  • Explore areas of study including: cultural theories; European cinema; film analysis; representation and reality; post-colonial and ‘third’ cinema and world cinema and global media
  • Develop your ability to communicate effectively in writing, through new technologies and in oral presentation; and to adapt to different cultural environments and conditions
  • Gain a thorough grounding in media as a whole, with a clear picture of the place of cinema in the global media and related industries
  • Benefit from a degree ideal if you are seeking a job in a cinema-related field such as programming, marketing or administration, wish to teach film studies or continue to an MPhil or PhD research degree.

Career opportunities

This course is ideal for students seeking a job in cinema-related fields in areas such as programming, marketing or administration. It provides an understanding of film in relation to the global cultural industries. It is also a valuable academic qualification for people teaching film studies at all levels.

Areas of study may include:

  • Research Methods
  • Practical Post-Production and Digital Effects
  • Film Analysis
  • European Cinema Since 1945
  • The Film Business: Current Issues and Debates
  • World Cinema and Global Media Since 1975
  • Project (A)
  • Digital Film Project

Information for international students

Applications will be assessed using UKBA and University of Bedfordshire policy. Check English language requirements at: www.beds.ac.uk/english-language

Fees and funding

For details on the financial support on offer at the University of Bedfordshire please visit our website: www.beds.ac.uk/pgfunding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
15 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations10
Written coursework / continuous assessment57

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