Birkbeck College London


The Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies within the School of Arts  at Birkbeck, University of London uniquely combines the study of history and contemporary practices of film, television aand digital media. It offers an exceptionally stimulating environment where interdisciplinary research flourishes, both across film and television topics but also by initiating discussion and intellectual debate between these disciplines and that of  media and communications in variety of areas including critical engagement with old and new technologies and with the aesthetic questions raised by new imaging technologies. The Department of History of Art and Screen Media is marked by a strong research ethos which has been enhanced by the foundation of the Centre for Media, Culture and Creative Practice, as well as the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image  headed by Professor Laura Mulvey. The research environment of the Department  benefits externally from its participation in the London University Screen Studies Group which is an umbrella organisation covering all aspects of screen study across the Colleges of the University of London and organising conferences, PhD seminars and workshops. Students have at their disposal a self-access centre with a strong collection of film and video material, and well-equipped computer facilities, including a multimedia laboratory. In addition to the Birkbeck Library, research students have access to the nearby University of London Library, as well as other specialist collections and institutions in central London, including the British Film Institute.


Term Dates and Holiday Closing at Birkbeck  can be found here In general Birkbeck does not offer any language courses for the European MA students.


Staff profiles at the Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies (
Dr Mike Allen, Prof. Ian Christie, Dr Janet McCabe, Prof. Laura Mulvey, Dr Dorota Ostrowska, Dr Michael Temple, Dr Emma Sandon
Staff profiles at:

Local Coordinator

Contacts for the MA Film, Television and Screen Media (European Pathway):
Dr Dorota Ostrowska ( or Ms Elaine Hudson ( (programme administrator).
Ms Elaine Hudson will assist with enrolment. Dr Ostrowska’s and Ms Hudson’s offices are at 43 Gordon Sq, London WC1H 0PD.
Accommodation Services:


Department’s Address:
Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies
43-46 Gordon Square
London WC1H
tel: +44 (0)20 7631 6110
fax: +44 (0)20 7631 6107

Practical Information

Accommodation Services:
Map of the campus:
*My Birkbeck* is a portal for new students starting at Birkbeck
The University of London Student Union website has a wealth of information for new students (
Information about transport in London:
Before leaving Birkbeck and London please contact Ms Elaine Hudson about the procedure and timetable for obtaining final marks for the modules you took.