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Film studies

A student leaning over the back of his seat in a cinema as a film plays in the background, smiling at the camera.
Study film from a wide variety of perspectives: as art, as a business, and as a cultural and historical artefact. From the earliest projected images to the present day, you'll cover cinema from Hollywood, Europe and the rest of the world.

Join a friendly community of experts and learn about topics like film history, television, cultural studies, and gender studies, from all around the world. Whether you're advanced in the field or looking for an introduction to film studies, we'll help you build on your passion for film. You'll explore a range of genres, from Hollywood classics and new world cinema, to horror, science fiction, documentary and animation.

Travel while you study

Spend a year abroad at one of our partner universities in South Korea, Sweden, Ireland, Hong Kong or the Czech Republic

Extensive film library

Delve into our library of over 5,800 films from around the world

Top 15  
in the UK for communication and media studies

Film studies courses

Focus your studies on film and the world of cinema, or combine these with another interest by choosing a joint honours degree.

Undergraduate courses

Study spaces and facilities

Study highlights

Our research makes a difference

People

I am a feminist film and media studies scholar with particular interests in women filmmakers, equality and diversity in the film and television industries, celebrity culture, adaptation, and reception discourses.
Head of Department
I'm interested in British and European films which travel across borders: what themes, stories, and stars these films focus on, who watches them and why, and how they're produced, funded and distributed.
Lecturer B
I am primarily a theorist and historian of film music and film sound, but with a strong interdisciplinary interest in aesthetics and theory, as well as culture beyond film.
Professor of Film & Film Music

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University of Southampton, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ  
We're open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, UK time.
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