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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The Film Studies BA is taught in the heart of London within easy reach of the IMAX, the BFI Southbank and the British Film Institute Library, the Barbican Centre, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, not to mention a large concentration of cinemas. Our degree will provide you with detailed knowledge of both the creative potential of film and the relationship between film and the societies it portrays, setting you up for a career in media arts and related industries. Study an array of topics from different times and places, whilst making use of our well-equipped and enviable facilities.

Key benefits

  • Broad list of modules covering popular European and Asian film, underground and cult cinemas, documentary and new media, among many other areas
  • Enviable facilities including two dedicated, fully-equipped lecture-seminar rooms, a large film theatre with 35mm/digital projection, and a huge collection of print, VHS and DVD/ Blu-ray materials in the Maughan Library
  • Wide range of student societies, including an active film making society
  • We offer a friendly and supportive learning environment with a diverse and inclusive curriculum
  • Our central location offers exciting possibilities for further access to film, most notably King's close proximity to the British Film Institute
  • We provide a foundation for pursuing careers in the media, arts, and related activities

Course Aims

  • Our Film Studies BA develops your knowledge of classical and contemporary cinema and of how cinematic and electronic images mediate society.
  • . It enables you to analyse film and electronic media, as well as understand and appreciate their creative potential.
  • It gives you in-depth knowledge of the intellectual debates that form the discipline of film studies and its relationships with other disciplines, such as literature, art history, philosophy, architecture, music, politics, regional studies, and digital media.
  • It also provides an excellent background for pursuing careers in the media arts and related activities.


Our Film Studies graduates work in a range of careers, often directly connected to their education at King’s. Some pursue graduate work in filmmaking, acting and other creative aspects of the film and media industries. Others move on to film studies at graduate level. The study of film can also lead to exciting careers in print and media journalism, arts and other cultural management positions, film preservation and curating.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 20,790per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

University information

King's College London, University of London

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  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

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