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About the Department of Film Studies

The Department of Film Studies at Queen Mary is situated in the heart of the East End, close to the creative and media quarters in Hoxton and Shoreditch and Spitalfields to our west, and to the Olympic Park to our east.

As well being ranked fourth nationally for media and film studies in the 2017 Guardian University League Tables, the Department was given an overall satisfaction level of 96% in the National Student Survey 2016. This puts the Department 1st in London, 3rd in the Russell Group and 8th nationally for teaching excellence.

The Department houses excellent facilities, including a well-appointed 40-seat cinema, two film studios, well-equipped edit suites and access to professional-level production equipment.

At undergraduate level we offer a range distinctive and career-oriented degree pathways and at postgraduate level we offer an MA in Film Studies and an MA in Documentary Practice.

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, which are open to all. Our Alumni pages offer a snapshot of recently completed doctoral research projects.

London has a thriving film and cinema culture with a number of international film festivals, a wide range of independent cinemas and numerous film clubs. 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.

You can read more about the Department in our regular newsletter, Cutaway.


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