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UCL was the first university to establish a Film Studies Programme in the UK. Each year, we welcome students from all over the world, who spend a year amongst a thriving, cross-disciplinary community of cinema scholars and research students. We have particular research strengths in cinema history, film theory, and in an exceptionally broad range of national and regional cinemas. Our core faculty utilize a wide array of theoretical approaches to screen media in the classroom and in their research: from film theory and political economy to cultural studies and media infrastructural studies.

Our teaching draws from a variety of disciplines in UCL and, because of this comprehensive curriculum, we offer modules in cinemas from Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The Film Studies programme is housed within the Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry (CMII) at the School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS), and draw on interdisciplinary, intercultural, and international thinking to explore the histories and forms of moving image material from across the globe.

We have particular research strengths in cinema history, film theory, and in an exceptionally broad range of national and regional cinemas. Our core faculty utilize a wide array of theoretical approaches to screen media in the classroom and in their research: from film theory and political economy to cultural studies and media infrastructural studies.

Our teaching draws from a variety of disciplines in UCL and, because of this comprehensive curriculum, we offer modules in cinemas from Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Core Academic Staff

Professor Lee Grieveson

Cinema and the Wealth of Nations

Grieveson works on cinema/media and political economy, and his book Cinema and the Wealth of Nations: Media, Capital, and the Liberal World System is forthcoming with the University of California Press.

Dr Keith B. Wagner

China's iGeneration

Keith B. Wagner is Assistant Professor of Global Media and Culture in the Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry and the Graduate Programme in Film Studies at University College London.

Professor Stella Bruzzi

Bruzzi Undressing Cinema

 

Bruzzi Fashion Cultures

 

Bruzzi Seven Up

 

 

Bruzzi New Documentary

 

Bruzzi Bringing Up Daddy

 

Bruzzi Men's Cinema

Stella Bruzzi studied English and Drama at the University of Manchester and completed her PhD (‘Trial and Error: The Political Use of Trials in Film, Theatre and Television’) at Bristol.
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Film Studies MA

We welcome students from all over the world to our taught MA programme in Film Studies taking place in the heart of London. 

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Film Studies MPhil/PhD

UCL is home to a thriving research community in film and related media. We supervise projects on a wide range of topics relating to cinema history and theory.

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