Classical and Archaeological Studies and Film (BA (Hons))

University of Kent

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BA (Hons)

How long you will study
- 3 years

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About Classical and Archaeological Studies and Film at University of Kent

Film at Kent engages with cinema's rich scope and history, from silent classics and mainstream Hollywood, to world cinema and the avant-garde. Classical and Archaeological Studies lets you explore a range of subjects including literature, mythology, drama, archaeology, art and architecture, history, languages and philosophy – and the way these connect in the study of ancient civilisations.


We are one of the three major universities in the UK for film studies and one of the most highly regarded departments in Europe. 

Our modules cover film theory, history and practice, from the basics of form and style, to exploring topics including national cinemas, animation, cognition and emotion, fantasy and pulp film. You can combine academic modules with innovative and creative practical study, including modules such as Film Criticism. 

We have a thriving film culture, with 10-20 films screened on our courses each week.  The Gulbenkian Cinema (the regional arts cinema) is based on campus and we have a lively student film society. The University also houses a 62-seat cinema (named after the pioneering female film director Ida Lupino), which you can enjoy as part of your studies. The Lupino has state-of-the-art digital projection and sound, and provides an intimate atmosphere for film viewing.

Classical and Archaeological Studies

You can choose from a wide range of Classical and Archaeological Studies modules or you can follow a more specialised pathway, in literature, history or archaeology. You also have the opportunity to learn Latin or Ancient Greek, which are taught at beginners, intermediate and advanced level.

Much of European civilisation grew out of the classical world so it is not surprising that it is still highly relevant today. Canterbury - as a late Iron Age settlement, a Romano-British city, an Anglo-Saxon town, and a centre of early Christianity - is a good base for studying different cultures, with visits to local sites and museums, as well as London museums, and opportunities for archaeological fieldwork both locally and further afield.

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