Film Studies at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

This degree will give you a unique insight into global film culture, film form and style, and its political importance. You’ll explore the richness of world cinemas, meaning that your studies will be based on the phenomenon of film creation in different places and periods, not just Hollywood. Through a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of historical, theoretical, critical and intercultural approaches used in film studies. You’ll benefit from studying in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies by being able to explore cinema from around the world, including French, German, Italian, Chinese and Japanese cinema. The course delivers teaching of the highest standard, in a research-intensive environment where enthusiastic experts and students come together to explore film culture. You’ll be encouraged to get involved in a range of activities organised by the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures. Throughout your degree you’ll develop a range of essential skills valued by employers such as critical thinking, independent research and communication skills. You can also choose to take a work placement year or a study abroad year. Leeds is home to the Leeds International Film Festival and great independent cinemas including the famous Hyde Park Picture House. We’re also close to Bradford – home of the National Science and Media Museum and a variety of film festivals. It’s the perfect part of the world in which to explore this exciting subject. Additional highlights Areas of staff expertise include: emerging cinemas from South Asia and the Middle East, decolonisation, LGBTQ cinema and issues, film theory, exhibition and curation, migration, Hollywood and European Cinemas.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate: 75% Further information on accepted qualifications can be found at

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 6.0 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing
TOEFL (iBT)92with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing
PTE Academic64with no less than 60 in each component of listening, reading, speaking and writing

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Film Studies at University of Leeds - UCAS