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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 and Television Studies is taught by world-leading academics.Our commitment to innovative teaching has made us one of the top-rated programmes in the UK in the league table rankings.  Our stimulating programme, supported by world-class resources and research-led teaching, will give you new perspectives on film, television and visual culture.

All our staff are also members of Exeter’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Film Research (CIFR). Established in 1998 it provides a lively interdisciplinary research forum for research staff, academics, postgraduates and film practitioners. It encourages intellectual exchange between film and television theory, history and practice and regularly hosts international speakers from academia and the creative industries. CIFR informs teaching at undergraduate level and ensures lecturers are up-to-date and engaged with current developments in the subject area.

Key facts

  • 3rd in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
  • Top 5 in The Complete University Guide 2020
  • World-class film research resources, including The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum – the largest university library collection in the UK
  • International, research active staff with a wide range of specialisms to suit your interests1 Times Higher Education research power ranking based on Research Excellence Framework 2014
  • 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