The Masters in Film Studies is a unique and stimulating programme that allows you to explore central concepts in the development of film theory and film-philosophy with an emphasis on European and American auteur cinema. Students engage seriously with the analysis of film and the history of cinema aesthetics and interpretation.
The programme will provide you with the analytical and critical tools for the investigation of individual films and the opportunity to discuss these in relation to auteurs, film movements and genres as well as contexts of production and reception.
No previous film or philosophical study is required, but a love of cinema and an appreciation of its importance as an art form is crucial.
Edinburgh is an ideal environment for the study of film as it is home to outstanding art-house cinemas, a lively cinephile culture and the world-renowned Edinburgh International Film Festival.
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. Multidisciplinary and comparative approaches are key aspects of film studies and students are welcomed from areas of study other than film.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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