Taught course

Film Studies

University of Southampton · School of Humanities

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

This programme offers students a high level of understanding of film studies as well as being the ideal preparation for doctoral research. It covers an indepth discussion of the most influential theories and methodologies in the field and provides an introduction to the latest debates and concerns, including issues arising from cinema’s textual properties and questions regarding the medium’s wider social impact. We have excellent facilities and host a series of regular talks from external speakers, including industry professionals and internationally acclaimed film scholars.

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.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0) 23 8059 8062