Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This course focuses on a range of current approaches to film studies and provides an in'depth study of specific areas of cinema such as American independent, European, British and far'eastern cinema; students look at developments in film history and theory by focusing on specific countries and their emerging cinemas. Students evaluate and critically analyse a range of perspectives on cinema in light of contemporary developments, shifting cultural alliances and patterns of cross'fertilisations. They are also introduced to the main areas of debate in the history of film criticism.

Course Modules

Modules include: British cinema 1960 to today; cinematic animals (monsters, beasts and humans on film); film history, theory and analysis; film studies dissertation; gender and sexuality in European cinema; mapping world cinema; new hollywood (from the mainstream to the margins).

Course Additional Entry

A 2nd Class degree or above in a humanities subject (film, media studies, languages, history, English, etc.) or in the history of art, fine art or other studio'based subjects which include an art historical or contextual studies component, or another area appropriate to the degree; or relevant work experience; interview; applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,800  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,250  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £2,400  Academic year. First year home fees