Taught course

Film Studies

University of Southampton · Film

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Entry requirements

First or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in an arts-related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Examine the evolution of cinema, from classical theory to post classical and current issues in film distribution. You'll gain valuable insights into the movie industry, with a unique emphasis on transnational and global perspectives on cinema. You will engage with in-depth discussions of the most influential theories and methodologies in the field alongside the latest debates, including questions regarding the medium's wider social impact.

The primary assessment method for testing your knowledge and understanding is a 4-5,000-word essay for each module, the topic normally decided in consultation with the module tutor. You will also be asked to demonstrate your key skills through participating in individual and group presentations, class exercises, essays and the dissertation. The 20,000 word dissertation is a core element in establishing the acquisition of appropriate skills and the application of research techniques. Your supervisor will be available to provide regular and supportive advice, guidance and feedback on your progress.

Visit our website for a full list of compulsary and optiona modules: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/film/postgraduate/taught_courses/p300_ma_film.page

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall, with minimum 6.0 in all components, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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