Sociology of Film

Final year module

Lecturer: Gezim Alpion

The module covers some of the main approaches to the study of cinema within the Sociology of Film enabling students to develop an understanding of cinema as a social and cultural institution and the extent to which films allow creative artists achieve sociological insights. Key concepts such as spectatorship, audience, genre, representation, ideology, social divisions and inequalities are explored through an analysis of selected filmic texts and critical readings


  • Term One / Two: 4,000 word summative essay 50%
  • Term Three: 3 hour examination 50%