You can study Film Studies as a Single Honours (100%) subject, or you can take it as a 75%, 50% or 25% component of a degree programme with many other different subject areas.
- Find out more about combined degrees and the possible subject combinations.
Postgraduate study options
You can also study Film Studies at postgraduate level. At masters’ level, we offer our MRes in Film Studies which allows you to pursue an extended creative-critical project or an academic dissertation in Film Studies. Our MA in Film Studies will launch in Autumn 2024 with a focus on global film in line with the expertise of academic staff in the department.
Postgraduate research opportunities
- Visit our PhD hub to find out about our PhD programmes, studentships and more.
Why study Film Studies at Liverpool?
Our research specialisms are extensive and include the following:
- Post New Wave French cinema
- Political cinema in France post-1968
- The interaction of film and theatre
- The multilingual dimension of European cinema
- Contemporary and post-war German literature and film
- Italian crime film
- Landscapes in Spanish film
- Music and soundscapes in Spanish cinema
- Brazilian cinema
- Latin American women film-makers
- Movement in Latin American cinema
- Cinematic realism
- Contemporary world cinema
- Slow cinema
Find out more about our research projects.
- European cinemas (French, Spanish, Italian, German, British)
- Latin American cinema
- American independent film
- Realism in film
- International film culture
- Film music
- The relationship between film and spectator
- Critical engagement with the art of film
- How the film industry works
Our film studies courses will enable you to develop your critical, analytical and communication skills, all of which are transferable to other fields. Our graduates have gone on to work in film festival administration, media and the arts, marketing, teaching and academic research.
Film challenges the way in which we see things and the way in which we see the world, and film students therefore challenge all of those ways of seeing.Dr Abigail Loxham, Lecturer in Hispanic Film