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Course descriptionThis course, run in collaboration with international film specialists in our School of Modern Languages, will provide you with a deeper understanding of the relationship between films and the cultures and societies in which they are created and consumed.You will have the opportunity to increase your knowledge of different film styles and film makers during the course, which will focus primarily on the cinemas of Hollywood, Britain and Europe.The course will address the key
This course, run in collaboration with international film specialists in our School of Modern Languages, will provide you with a deeper understanding of the relationship between films and the cultures and societies in which they are created and consumed.
You will have the opportunity to increase your knowledge of different film styles and film makers during the course, which will focus primarily on the cinemas of Hollywood, Britain and Europe.
The course will address the key aspects of postgraduate film studies, including the historical research of film industries, formal and thematic film analysis, and the relationship between film and society. This will equip you with the skills to increase your critical awareness of key debates and issues within the field.
This degree places particular emphasis on developing your independent learning and advanced research methods and skills, with your dissertation, which will be on a subject of your choice, contributing strongly to the final assessment. This focus will equip you for a career in arts and policy management, film journalism, the film industry or for further study to PhD level.
Teaching and learning
You will be team taught in thematic blocks of five weeks for each course module. Teaching will be seminar-based, with individual and small group tutorials in preparation for assignments. You will undertake independent study and research throughout the programme.
You will assessed through a variety of methods including essays, sequence analyses, book reviews, presentations and through your final dissertation.
Careers and employability
The MA in Film and Film Cultures will equip you for a wide range of careers in the industry, including film journalism, cinema and exhibition management, and film education and teaching, as well as jobs in the arts and creative industries generally. It is an ideal programme for those wishing to teach film either in schools or in adult education, and for those interested in proceeding to postgraduate research.
As a top 25 UK University, Leicester has always been home to the great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking research of their experts, you will tackle the emerging social, economic, political and scientific issues head on and set the agenda where others simply follow.
At Leicester, students aren’t confined by academic boundaries. The innovative approach you will take towards your studies brings together the sciences and the arts to inform the latest conversations and provide solutions to the most complex of issues. You will be given the space and support in which to be creative and develop both personally and professionally.