Giving you a critical and evaluative understanding of film within an interdisciplinary context, this programme encourages you to understand the role of film and cinema within a range of socio-cultural arenas. You will undertake training in research skills, culminating in an independently researched 20,000-word thesis. You will gain a firm grounding in different approaches to the analysis of film, a broad knowledge of the history of cinema and developments in film theory, and the ability to evaluate these in relation to films and film cultures. The Department brings together the expertise of our Film Studies and Creative Writing staff, opening up exciting new opportunities for postgraduates to benefit from synergies between the two fields. We enjoy excellent collaborative relationships with professional partners in film, television, theatre, literature and new media.