School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

About the Department of Film Studies

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Ranked first nationally in the 2019 Guardian University League Tables, the Department of Film Studies at Queen Mary is situated in the heart of the East End, close to the creative and media quarters in Hoxton and Shoreditch and Spitalfields to our west, and to the Olympic Park to our east.


The Department houses excellent facilities, istudent lecturencluding a 40-seat cinema, two film studios, well-equipped edit suites and access to professional-level production equipment.

At undergraduate level we offer a range of distinctive and career-oriented degree pathways and at postgraduate level  we offer an MA in Film Studies and an MA in Documentary Practice.

Our thriving community of PhD students is active in our research culture, which is enriched by regular talks boom operator 2by visiting academics and filmmakers and department-hosted international conferences, which are open to all. Our Alumni pages offer a snapshot of recently completed doctoral research projects.

London has a thriving film and cinema culture with a number of international film festivals, a wide range of independent cinemas and numerous film clubs. The production and post-production houses of Soho are a short tube journey away and a number of internationally important film studios such as Pinewood are easily accessible. Students are encouraged to use the rich resources of London to gain work experience and as a backdrop to their own film projects.

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