Advanced Topic in Film Studies - FILM6001

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 6 30 (15) Frances Guerin checkmark-circle


Although both secondary schools and universities are institutions devoted to the distribution of knowledge, universities distinguish themselves crucially: uniquely, they are also sites dedicated to the production of original knowledge. In this module students will engage with cutting-edge research in one topic of film studies. The specific topic of the module varies from year to year according to the expertise of the convenor. (For the year's specific topic, please get in touch with the module convenor.)


Contact hours

Private Study: 267
Contact Hours: 33
Total: 300

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Essay (2,000 words or equivalent): 35%
Project: 65%

Reassessment methods
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Indicative reading

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The most up to date reading list for each module can be found on the university's reading list pages:

Because of the cutting-edge nature of this module, the reading list will vary widely from year to year.

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate systematic and detailed knowledge of an advanced topic at the forefront of film studies through the investigation of a sustained case study.
2 Demonstrate conceptual understanding of thinkers, debates and key texts that enables them to comment on current research in this subfield.
3 Engage critically with scholarly methods used to conceptualise this subfield.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Critically deploy specific conceptual and analytical arguments to frame appropriate questions.
2 Demonstrate effective oral and/or written communication skills.
3 Apply methods to review and extend their knowledge, and initiate new projects.
4 Manage a workload, work flexibly and independently.


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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