King's College London

Course Introduction

The programme has research strengths in 3 major areas: European cinema; cultural approaches; film theory; staff publications and research encompass national cinemas with popular European genres and stars, the notion of art cinema, documentary and the avant'garde; cultural approaches extend to a wider range of films (American and Asian as well as European) including the representation of the city, national and trans'national identity in film, international cinephilia, popular Asian cinema, costume/heritage drama, gender, sexuality and ethnicity, the relationship between film and new media and special effects; work in the area of film theory addresses the relationship between film studies and other disciplines like philosophy, psychoanalysis, geography, music and art history.

Course Modules

Research areas include: the accessibility of the avant'garde: American experimental cinema; stardom and ethnicity in contemporary French cinema; serial killers; religion and film; moving image installation; cinema, architecture, and 1968; Chinese'language cinemas and film theories; cinephilia in times of crisis: defining cinema's role in modern Spain; global queer cinema; Chinese road movies; Sh'jo culture; new film modernism.

Course Additional Entry

Minimum 2.1 Honours degree or overseas equivalent and an Master's; a degree in film studies, or a subject in which film or media plays a significant part, is an advantage, although candidates from other disciplines and those returning to study are considered on their own merits.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 - 3 years
Full Time
MPhil £16,600  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 3 years
Full Time
MPhil £4,600  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
MPhil £8,300  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
MPhil £2,300  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 3 years
Full Time
PhD £16,600  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 3 years
Full Time
PhD £4,600  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £8,300  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
PhD £2,300  Academic year. First year home fees