An upper second-class honours degree or better, usually in a relevant humanities subject. In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path or who may have relevant experience in the industry. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies.
Months of entry
Our Film programme, taught in Paris, offers a thorough grounding in postgraduate-level film and is suitable both for graduates in the subject and those new to it.
It is taught by experts in Film and seeks to engage you with the key elements that make up the diverse nature of film and moving images.
Our programme is the only Film MA offered by a British university in Paris and taught in English. You will spend the entire year in the French capital, which will allow you to participate in excursions to prominent cultural locations and make use of research resources that are only available in Paris, such as the French Cinémathèque. You will study film at postgraduate level within the context of a city that is central both to the development of filmmaking practices and to critical and theoretical approaches to the cinema.
Students interested in taking this MA as a part-time option would take two modules each year (one per term), plus the dissertation in the final year.
The Film MA can also be studied between Canterbury and Paris with the first term at our Canterbury campus and the spring term at our centre in Paris. You can also study the programme at Canterbury only.
The programme consists of research training, three compulsory 30-credit modules and one 30-credit subject option, plus a dissertation.
You spend the autumn and spring terms viewing and discussing films in modules that are designed to address a range of practical and theoretical issues, including authorship, genre, stardom, style, modernity, nationalism and internationalism. Seminars also cover debates in philosophy and film theory on the nature of filmic representation and its relationship to language, art, emotion, and consciousness.
Our postgraduate programme in Paris will allow you to focus more on French cinema and its context, and to consider the impact of French critics and filmmakers on the wider discipline of Film Studies. In the summer term you will complete your one-year MA by writing a dissertation of up to 15,000 words on a topic agreed with tutors.
Teaching and Assessment
Assessment is by coursework and the dissertation.
Information for international students
Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
Fees and funding
Please see our Funding web pages for the most current information and application processes.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Arts
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