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University of Cambridge: Film and Screen Studies by thesis

Institution University of Cambridge
Department Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics
Web https://www.cam.ac.uk
Email graduate.admissions@admin.cam.ac.uk
Telephone 01223 760606
Study type Research

Summary

The MPhil in Film and Screen Studies by Thesis at Cambridge provides an opportunity to study the theory and history of film and other screen media in a vibrant interdisciplinary context. The moving image is explored in relation to the development of modern and contemporary culture, and to the history and theory of other media (literature, music, the visual arts, architecture, the digital). Students are immersed in a research environment that emphasises work on geopolitics, early cinema, art cinema and the avant-garde, theory, aesthetics, and gender and sexuality.

The MPhil in Film and Screen Studies by Thesis is for students who already have a substantial level of familiarity with the study of film and literary texts in the relevant culture, and who already know the area they wish to research for their thesis. To be eligible for consideration, applicants will need (a) an appropriate level of linguistic and/or cultural expertise and (b) a clear idea of the area in which the thesis will be written.

The full-time course runs from October to June, with a submission date of early June.

It is also possible to take a part-time route, and the expected timeframe would be 20 months, with a thesis submission date of early June in the second academic year of study.

The main aims of the course are:

  • to develop and test the ability to carry out a substantial advanced project of independent research in an area of film and screen studies, presented in the form of a 30,000-word thesis

  • to develop and test the ability to make a significant contribution to learning via dedicated Masters-level research that reflects the course length.

Master of Philosophy - MPhil

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