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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Explore film from a variety of critical perspectives and understand film’s unique position in the media landscape.

On this MA, we examine the aesthetic, industrial, cultural, and political dimensions of a diverse range of film practices. You will develop your skills in research and critical thinking through an exciting range of innovative options. You also research a topic of your choice in the supervised dissertation project.

We offer an advanced introduction to theoretical debates associated with the study of cinema, and contemporary approaches that are reshaping the field.

You’re taught by experts specialising in areas such as:

  • gender and sexuality
  • global cinema
  • popular culture
  • documentary and experimental film
  • animals and the media
  • audience studies.

Brighton has a vibrant film culture, playing host to the annual CINECITY Film Festival. It is also home to one of the UK's oldest purpose-built cinemas - the Duke of York’s.


Brighton offers one of the largest concentrations of film, digital and new media industries outside of London.

Our graduates are well prepared for further study and careers in:

  • the media industries
  • secondary education
  • sales and marketing
  • information services.

Graduate destinations

Recent Film Studies MA graduates have gone on to jobs including:

  • English teacher, Save the Children
  • publicity, Gabby Jerrard PR
  • media executive, All Response Media.

Application deadline

01 September 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,975per year

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

University information

University of Sussex

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  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

The city of Brighton & Hove is world famous for its openness and inclusivity. The city is only one hour from London and 30 minutes from Gatwick airport.
With world-leading development courses and highly regarded business programmes, Sussex has a reputation for expertise in sustainability and innovation.
A university with an international reputation, Sussex welcomes students to its friendly community of academics and students of over 150 nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 102 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    143 77%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    53.0 53%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%



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