The top modern university in the UK to study English The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 Explore literature in its most modern context alongside film theory and criticism in this Joint Honours degree. The BA (Hons) in English and Film degree will deepen your interest, understanding and knowledge of important texts, genres and concerns in modern literature from across a wide and diverse area of cultural studies, including: popular culture, genre fiction and film, adaptation studies, TV studies, new media, creative writing, critical psychology, and socially-relevant modules examining cultural representations of crime, urbanism, ecology, terrorism, global conflict, and more. You'll also gain a strong foundation in a range of global cinemas, including the theoretical and historical debates that have helped to shape our understanding of film. This course will develop your critical and theoretical skills, and help prepare you for a career in a number of areas of the cultural and creative industries. The BA (Hons) in English and Film is not a practical film-making course. However, the University does offer plenty of other practical courses in this area, in both film and television. Visit our media study area for further details. Please visit our website for full course and module details.
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How to apply
This course has restrictions on who can apply.
Although this course is open to Scottish and EU applicants we can only consider applicants who are eligible under our Contextual Admissions Policy.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||Merchiston Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Standard Qualification Requirements
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BCC||Including English|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject and A-Level English at grade C.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 15 credits M: 30 credits||Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 30 Credits at Merit & 15 Distinction including English at Level 3.|
|Scottish Higher||ABBB||Including English. If you are eligible for an adjusted offer under our Contextual Admissions Policy, please see the ‘Minimum Qualification Requirements’ below.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||29 points||Award of Diploma with 29 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 5 including English at minimum grade 5.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H2, H3||Pre 2017: B1, B1, B1, B3 at HL including English. 2017 onwards: H2, H2, H2, H3 at HL including English.|
Minimum Year 1 Entry Requirements HNC - Pass HNC in a related subject with B in the graded unit. Our entry requirements indicate both Standard and Minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
|Scottish Higher||BBBC||Including Grade B in English. The grades listed above are our minimum entry requirements for applicants who meet our widening participation criteria. For further information about our entry requirements and our widening participation criteria as outlined within our Contextual Admissions Policy please visit our website.|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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