The programme is built on the acquisition of key skills and relevant subject knowledge through a wide range of modules, including some that are practically orientated to provide an alternative but complementary means of exploring critical and theoretical issues. The initial academic year is foundational and involves core modules that introduce you to ideas and ways of working to enable you to build on your prior learning and begin to develop an understanding of the diversity of film studies and cinema. Study during the second academic year is more specialised and there are some core modules that focus study on theoretical and research skills. However, the majority of study in the subsequent academic years involves optional modules that allow you to focus your study on areas that interest you. The final academic year offers greater scope for more in-depth study and further specialisation. With the exception of the Dissertation, module choices during the final year are entirely optional. Within this structure of options, you may specialise in particular areas of film or choose to take modules that reflect the wide range of film forms and traditions that exist. For example, you may specialise in theoretical studies of film or focus on the development of national cinemas. There are also modules in practical film techniques and skills. Developing a critical and analytical engagement in the academic study of film, both as a single subject and with an awareness of its convergence with other subject areas and within the developing creative industries sector, is fundamental to the programme. You are equipped with the skills and abilities that enable long-term professional development and career aspirations, and a high level of criticality with respect to information and its use.
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How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.
We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.
Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|