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What our students think

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The support offered by the university stood me in good stead for my career following my studies. Since leaving I have delivered papers at several international conferences and published two books.

Mark Aldridge - BA Film and English, MA and PhD Film Studies
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Film is particularly well represented, with the University boasting a cinema that shows a number of blockbuster films as well as independent and world cinema. There are also excellent off-campus facilities for film - a thriving independent cinema that also hosts special events and two multiplexes, so Southampton is certainly a good choice if film is your passion.

Melissa Donne - BA Film and Philosophy, MA Film Studies
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This MA offered me a lot of interesting and valuable knowledge and experience… Studying in the Faculty of Humanities was the greatest experience for me. Here you have nice tutors and classmates! They helped and supported me a lot in the last one year not only in academic study, but also in personal life. Indeed, I really enjoyed life and study in Southampton.

Jingyi (Linda) Kang - MA in Film and Cultural Management
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The UK offered me a great experience with its outstanding history and solid academic development. Southampton is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. It is a perfect place for people who are looking for an academic career.

Chu-Ying Liu - PhD Film Studies
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I think, the best research in the area of film studies is in the UK and the best academic centre among them all is at the University of Southampton. The decisive factor for me was that my area of interest was also shared by authoritative figures of the field making up the department’s academic staff.

Alican Pamir - PhD Film Studies
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Knowing about the university systems both in the US and in Germany, I find studying in the UK more demanding and more rewarding. I have enjoyed tremendous support and advice by my supervisor, advisor and other members of staff, which I think I would not have received elsewhere. This has helped me grow as a person and as a researcher.

Claudia Sandberg - PhD Film Studies
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I chose the University of Southampton because it is a world class university and secondly it is ranked as number one in film studies in UK.

Zubair Shafiq Jatoi - PhD Film Studies
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I chose to study for a PhD at Southampton because of the expertise offered in areas relevant to my topic of research, which involves exploring cultural and linguistic differences in the reception of contemporary European cinema.

Ingrid Stigsdotter - PhD Film Studies
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This is the best place for me, working alongside inspirational staff. I’m not saying I’ll never leave, but another university would have to be pretty special to beat Southampton.

Dan Varndell - PhD Film and English
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