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Postgraduate subject

Cinema Studies

Mātai Kiriata

09 November 2023
Our courses reflect the global scope of film history by covering a wide range of films and directors through the eras.


Cinema Studies


Postgraduate study in Cinema Studies at UC is offered within the Department of English. Our Honours courses are coded as English courses, but the Cinema Studies Honours year focuses on film topics and has specific prerequisites.

Cinema Studies postgraduate students who pursue the MA, MA(Thesis), and PhD degrees in English have been recipients of the prestigious UC Master's Scholarship and have written on diverse film topics, including American independent cinema, the French New Wave, Japanese Animé, and Queer Cinema.

Postgraduate students have the opportunity to tutor in 100-level Cinema Studies courses, which allows you to acquire valuable work experience.

Cinema Studies

Career opportunities

Cinema Studies graduates start their careers in film, radio, TV, and online newsrooms, as well as in media roles such as social media managers, online producers, and communications advisors. They also pursue academic careers in secondary and tertiary teaching.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Cinema Studies.

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Postgraduate Prospectus 2024

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