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About the Department of Film Studies

We offer a single honours BA programme, joint honours courses with English, Drama, History and Modern Languages, and MA degrees in Film Studies and Documentary Practice. Every single honours student has the opportunity to blend the study of film history and film theory with film practice, for example learning skills in screenplay writing, fiction filmmaking and visual essay production and curation. Our thriving community of PhD students is active in our research culture, which is enriched by regular talks by visiting academics and filmmakers and department-hosted international conferences.

We are situated in the heart of the East End, close to the creative and media quarters in Hoxton, Shoreditch and Spitalfields to our west, and to the Olympic Park to our east. The production and post-production houses of Soho are a short tube journey away and a number of internationally important film studios such as Pinewood are easily accessible. Students are encouraged to use the rich resources of London to gain work experience and as a backdrop to their own film projects. The department houses excellent facilities, including a well-appointed 41-seat cinema, two film studios, edit suites and access to professional production equipment.

In the National Student Survey 2016 overall satisfaction was at 96% and satisfaction with teaching was 96%. This puts the Department of Film Studies as 1st in London, 3rd in the Russel Group and 8th nationally.

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