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Course summary

The shift to digital media has created profound changes in the ways we understand the world around us. This degree will ask you to think about the ways in which digital cultures have changed the way we live and work, how we relate to the environment and to each other, how digital platforms have transformed how audiences now produce and consume film, television, and other media. This programme offers you the chance to become a knowledgeable and independent student of screen media and their related industries. You'll learn about:

  • film, TV and digital media across different social, historical and cultural contexts, and from significant theoretical perspectives
  • how digital media have affected our relationship with the environment and each other
  • how digital platforms have transformed the way audiences produce and consume film, TV and other media
  • how the screen industries work through practical and creative tasks such as video essays and visualising data
You'll be part of a thriving student film culture, including a student film society and TV channel, and have the chance to show your own work as part of the annual Southampton Student Film Festival. You will have the opportunity to study abroad for either a semester or a full year with one of our partner institutions worldwide as part of this programme. Students who choose to spend a semester abroad will continue their Part 2 curriculum at the partner university. Part 3 of the programme will then be completed at Southampton."


Some of the modules you may study include the following: Digital Media: Contexts and Histories Digital Media, Culture, and Identity Introduction to Film I: Style and Analysis Introduction to Film II: European Cinema Digital Media: Practices and Provocations Television Studies: Key Debates Professional Practice Film, TV, and Digital Media Dissertation Online Video Culture For further module information visit:

Assessment method

The learning and assessment activities for this course include the following: The programme is progressively structured to develop transferable skills and those of research (information retrieval), formal writing and presentation. It also includes, practical forms of assessment such as video essays and data visualisation that involve the processes of planning, producing, reviewing and revising individually, or as part of a group, to simulate workplace and industrial activity."

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applicants with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate. You will be expected to attain an A level equivalent standard. The University of Southampton requires all applicants to achieve at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics GCSEs (taken in England) or a Grade C in both subjects (where taken in Northern Ireland or Wales). Some degree subjects stipulate specific additional GCSE minimum grades, which will be specified as part of the individual degree programme entry requirements. For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Admissions Team at [email protected]

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £22300 Year 1
EU £22300 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Film, TV and Digital Media with Year Abroad at University of Southampton - UCAS