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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’ll 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.

Application deadline

01 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,500per 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

Situated on the sunny South Coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The sector leading business school offers a complete understanding of management, owing to Sussex’s interest in policy and expertise in science and technology.
One of the most international universities in the UK, Sussex welcomes students to join its friendly community of 150+ nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 103

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    143 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%



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