Ranked first in the UK for Media and Film Studies (Guardian League Tables 2019), the Department of Film Studies is home to internationally acclaimed researchers and practitioners.
Our excellent facilities include a 40-seat cinema, two film studios, well-equipped edit suites and professional-level production equipment. We are close to the creative and media quarters in Hoxton and Shoreditch, with easy access to the British Film Institute and all the cultural riches of London.
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London is probably the best place to be a film student. You have access to the BFI Reuben Library, the London Film Festival every October, countless other festivals throughout the year, the ICA, Cine Lumiere and more arthouse cinemas than you can shake a stick at.— Rosemary Koper, Film Studies MA (2016)
The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film is friendly and collaborative, bringing a vibrant range of disciplines together. We teach and research on subjects from practical filmmaking to postmodern literature, and from experimental neurolinguistics to Brazilian Portuguese.
This year, Russian and French students have produced plays in their language, linguistics students have presented their research at conferences and film students have directed, shot and edited many short films.
Our work engages the local community through workshops, research projects and public events. We are visited by poets, novelists and outside experts, and we make the most of our location, forging strong links with London’s cultural institutions.
In the 2017 National Student Survey, French and Hispanic Studies received overall satisfaction ratings of 100 per cent – top in the UK. Satisfaction among linguistics students was at 92 per cent. German was ranked first in London and Hispanic Studies and Russian in the top five by the Complete University Guide 2018.