Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

Research and teaching are supported by the outstanding collections of the The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, comprising diverse film-related materials, such as artefacts, papers and books, and giving Exeter the largest library on the moving image in any British University.

About us

Exeter Film Studies is taught by world-leading academics, with a commitment to innovative teaching that has made us one of the top-rated programmes in the UK in the 2019 rankings.  Our stimulating programme, supported by world-class resources, will give you new perspectives on film and visual culture.

All our staff are members of Exeter’s Centre for Research in Film Studies (CRIFS). Established in 1998 it provides a lively interdisciplinary research forum for research staff, academics, postgraduates and film practitioners. It encourages intellectual exchange between film theory, history and practice and regularly hosts external speakers from both academia and the creative industries to give papers, presentations and workshops. This all feeds into the teaching at undergraduate level and ensures lecturers are up-to-date and engaged with current developments in the subject area.

Key facts

  • 2nd in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and top 5 in The Complete University Guide 2020
  • World class film resources including the biggest film-related archive in the UK outside the British Film Institute
  • Based in the English department which is ranked 4th in the UK for research power in English 
  • Distinctive international approach to film analysis, history and theory

1 Times Higher Education research power ranking based on Research Excellence Framework 2014