What Will You Study

Taking Film and Sociology at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn from academics at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts and our Sociology Department.

Film combines particularly well with Sociology because it examines cinema's role as a major contemporary cultural form that influences, reflects and shapes social values and beliefs. You’ll examine cinema’s aesthetic importance in the context of an increasingly visual and media-oriented culture, while investigating the connections between contemporary art, theatre, music and film.

You’ll be able to select from a wide range of options in both disciplines to complement your core modules – see the course structure tab for more information. Lancaster’s film programme is academic rather than vocational, but you will have the opportunity at each year of the course to make your own digital film using the University’s state-of-the-art equipment.