Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

English Literature and Film Studies

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Course summary

Explore a diverse range of literary works from different cultures and historical periods as well as film and visual media texts through the study of English Literature and Film Studies. Throughout this programme you will develop as a reader, writer and critic and investigate various issues, such as representations of gender, race and sexuality, and the politics and economics of the global entertainment industry. With additional opportunities for creative and practical experience, you will be equipped for a career in the literary, film or media industries, or related fields such as education, publishing or business. Why choose this course?

  • Become a skilled analyst of literature and film of all kinds, from poetry to graphic novels and from Hollywood to world cinemas
  • Tailor your degree and explore both theory and practice based on your interests and careers aspirations
  • Work Placement opportunities to gain key transferable skills to enhance your career prospects
  • Discover diverse cultures through an International Year at a partner university across the globe
  • Develop your critical thinking skills and become a creative writer, researcher and/or film and media practitioner
English Literature and Film Studies at Keele combines the study of literature from Shakespeare to the contemporary world with an exploration of the technology, culture, and aesthetics of film. This combined honours programme examines literature in English from across the world, including Britain, North America and Africa, taking a truly global perspective. You will gain the knowledge and skills to contribute to some of the most crucial debates of our time regarding such issues as decolonisation, sustainability and the environment, gender and sexuality, and political extremism. Taught by expert lecturers in the School of Humanities, you will explore and interpret literary texts that will challenge your views, advance your tastes, prompt your creativity, and give you the opportunity to become a versatile graduate. Through a range of activities and assessments, this diverse course will equip you with a vast array of attributes that employers are looking for, including problem solving, creativity, emotional intelligence, and digital literacy. Film Studies at Keele allows you to delve deep into the theoretical analysis of film from both historical and contemporary perspectives, identifying key debates in contemporary screen media, and analysing a broad range of film and television texts from the widest cultural contexts. Looking both at 'classic' Hollywood film and newer forms of global film and television, you will consider the characteristics that distinguish these different types of production. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.

Modules

For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
QP33
Institution code:
K12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduatecourses/englishliterature/#entry-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
85%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please note, our fees for 2023 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2022 entry fees are available on our website: keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/tuitionfeesandfunding/undergraduatetuitionfees/
English Literature and Film Studies at Keele University - UCAS