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Film Studies

We are known internationally as a centre for Film Studies, offering an introduction to the world's film industries, the changing contexts in which films are produced and the impact of film texts on spectators and society.

Undergraduate courses

You can take Film Studies as a 25%, 50% or 75% component of a degree programme with many other different subject areas.

Postgraduate research opportunities

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Why study Film Studies at Liverpool?

Research

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.

Specialisms

  • European cinemas (French, Spanish, Italian, German, British)
  • Latin American cinema
  • American independent film
  • Realism in film
  • International film culture
  • Film music

Topics

  • The relationship between film and spectator
  • Critical engagement with the art of film
  • How the film industry works

Careers

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
Two female students on holiday

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