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Despite the evolving challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic during the 20’-21’ academic year, the leadership and faculty of the Film and Screen Studies MPhil impressed me beyond even my highest expectations. Through the two Core Courses required for all students in the first term, I learned about the faculty's varied and fascinating academic interests— ranging from Third Cinema to Fascism on-screen and contemporary Italian cinema— that expanded my general knowledge of cinema and artistic theory and provided me with the necessary academic standards and resources to complete my own research. More importantly, however, the leaders of the program, and especially Prof. JD Rhodes, provided a calm and reassuring presence throughout the pandemic that allowed students to complete their work with reasonable accommodations to—for example— account for timezone differences or the availability of research materials. As a result of my immense enjoyment of this course, I am currently applying to PhD programmes and am recommending the MPhil to all who ask me about my experience at Cambridge. 

Stephen Cone Jr (August 2021)

The MPhil provided me with a year of study and conversation that was critical in the development of the questions that preoccupy me and the improvement of my approach. The programme expanded my theoretical horizons and allowed me to play around with ideas and methods, making me far more prepared to begin my PhD this fall. I very much enjoyed the programme and its convivial rigour, and will remain grateful to my supervisors and peers for many years to come. 

Kylie Walters (August 2021)

Having previously studied politics, the MPhil represented a new, exciting opportunity to explore my passion for film. The Centre for Film and Screen at Cambridge – even under lockdown – was a lively environment to study and research in: from one-on-one supervision to academics presenting working papers at research seminars, we could closely engage with members of the Faculty on an interdisciplinary range of subjects and perspectives. I’m particularly thankful for the opportunities at Cambridge to learn with – and from – the other students in the cohort; these conversations not only informed ideas but inspired friendships, which made the MPhil a wonderful experience. 

Min-Kyoo Kim (August 2020)

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9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

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Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2023

Applications open
Sept. 15, 2022
Application deadline
May 16, 2023
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2023

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Jan. 5, 2023
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 12, 2022

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2023, Lent 2024 and Easter 2024.


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