Film studies

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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 11 

    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.

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