Taught course

Film

Institution
University of Southampton · School of Humanities
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in an arts-related subject. For further information, see our website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Film Studies at the University of Southampton is well-established, having been running for 15 years. The MA programme is a solid and challenging degree course, one of the most distinctive features of the programme is its emphasis on the transnational and global perspectives on cinema. The programme is taught by scholars of international standing, and has an outstanding record of research and publication, including topping league tables for best film department in the UK in The Guardian and for research in the national research assessment of 2009 (under European Studies).

The course covers an in-depth discussion of the most influential theories and methodologies in the field, and provides an introduction to the latest debates and concerns; these include issues arising from cinema’s textual properties and questions regarding the medium’s wider social impact.

Core modules: Classical film theory and textual analysis; key skills 1: research in film studies; key skills 2: preparing for the dissertation; post-classical film theory: history, reception, cinephilia; dissertation;
2 optional modules from: current issues in film distribution and exhibition; film policy: national and global perspectives; contemporary science-fiction cinema; screen stars in context; School of Humanities or Winchester School of Art MA module.

For further information, see our website.

Information for international students

www.southampton.ac.uk/international/

Fees and funding

www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/

www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/pgfundbyschool.html

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Humanities
Email
pgafh@southampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 23 8059 6809