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Film Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Film Studies BA offered by King's College London is taught in the heart of London within easy reach of the IMAX, the BFI Southbank and the British Film Institute Library, not to mention a large concentration of cinemas.
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The Film Studies BA offered by King's College London  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

  • Consistently one of the best departments for the study of film in the UK, and currently ranked as the 1st department of Film in central London.
  • 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.
  • Broad list of modules covering popular European and Asian film, underground and cult cinemas, documentary and new media, among many other areas.
  • 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 Library and the new BFI Southbank.
  • We provide a foundation for pursuing careers in the media, arts, and related activities.

Career destinations

Recent graduates have found employment as:
  • Broadcast Assistants
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Communications
  • Location Managers
  • Producers
  • Researchers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Film Studies: Forms
  • Introduction to Film Studies: Contexts
  • Research & Scholarship in Film Studies
  • Critical Debates in Film Studies
  • Film History: 1895 - 1930
  • Film History: 1930 - 1945
  • Film History: 1945 - 1980
  • Film History: 1980 to the present
  • Film Theory 
  • Hollywood Cinema
  • Film & New Media
  • Independent Study

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • AAB
Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.
  • Required subjects
An essay-based humanities subject.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19800 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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