King's College London

Course Introduction

A film degree in an unique geographical position in central London, close to the IMAX, the new BFI Southbank and BFI Library. The best department for the study of film in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2012, 2013).

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Critical debates in film studies; history of contemporary cinema (1975'present); history of post'war cinema (1945'1975); introduction to film studies (contexts); introduction to film studies (forms); research and scholarship in film studies. Year 2 examples: Film theory I; history of silent cinema (1895'1927); history of sound cinema (1927'1945); Hollywood cinema; Asian popular cinemas; British national cinema; cinema and spectatorship; film authorship; Year 3 examples: American underground cinema; American independent cinema; the European crime film; fathers in film; film and trans'nationalism; film genre, style and ideology.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAB
  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Key Course Information

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88% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 96%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 65%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 79%

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 45
Studying 30
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 10
Unknown 10

24% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 14%

Total Coursework: 73%

Total Practical: 13%

£5,980 - £6,740
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,400
Typical cost of private accommodation