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Course summary

Our English and film degree is characterised by the richness of literature and the study of film in its critical and creative context. You’ll explore both art forms individually, as well as examining the relationship between them. As part of your English modules, you’ll build your core skills in critical and creative thinking, equipping you with the tools you need to analyse a range of literary texts. You’ll also gain an appreciation of how literature reflects the social and historical contexts in which they were written. Alongside your study of literature, you’ll consider the cultural and creative impact of film. From exploring developments in American and British cinema, you'll also have the opportunity to examine cinema from across Europe, Latin America, Asia and beyond; evaluating the role of cinema as a major entertainment industry as well as thinking about film as a political and socio-cultural property along the way. The foundation year of this four-year programme aims to provide you with a range of necessary study skills for undertaking successful undergraduate learning, and it will introduce you to a range of academic study which will prepare you to progress positively onto the BA (Hons) English and Film. You will: Study a wide range of literature and film from around the world Develop an understanding of the relationship between texts and their social and historical contexts Discover how cinema has become a significant part of international culture


Your foundation year will give you a solid grounding in the essential skills you'll need to study at university level, including critical thinking and group work and study. In year one of the BA (Hons) course, through a series of core modules, you will be introduced to studying literary and popular novels and the context and theory you need to study them a higher levels. Alongside this you will study the history of cinema from its origins to the present day. You will also examine a range of critical approaches to film as well as investigating the world’s most powerful film industry: Hollywood. During the first part of your second year you will extend your basic knowledge and understanding of literature and cinema through core modules that focus on areas such as the romantic period, British cinema and contemporary Hollywood. Following on from these, you will begin to focus your studies on the areas you find most interesting by taking a number of module options that reflect the expertise of Salford’s teaching staff. The final year of the course offers a range of options from which you can choose to specialise. Film options are completed in the first semester, while the second semester focuses on English literature. For more information please visit our website;

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English and Film with Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS