University of Leicester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Film and Media Studies

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Course summary

Few art forms can entertain, shock, inform or make us laugh the way film can. In this degree, you’ll explore the power of film and other modern media – drawing on critical approaches based in the humanities and social sciences. Over the course of our Film and Media Studies BA you will discover the relationship between film and other screen, broadcast and print media, and engage with the various theories that have developed around the subject. Leicester is ranked among the top 15 places in the UK for teaching Film and Media Studies*. You will be taught by academics with expertise ranging from British documentary film and television to themes and trends of contemporary Hollywood, and from European art cinema to Chinese cinema. During your degree you will explore the power of the audiovisual and digital media within contemporary society and culture. This course also has an interdisciplinary aspect as you will draw upon expertise from social sciences and humanities. You will have the opportunity to get hands on experience of film-making in the second year Film Production module. Regular film screenings in our fully equipped film theatre will expose you to a diverse range of films, whilst seminars will provide you with an opportunity to discuss and share ideas about the film and media you have experienced. We also work with the University’s Attenborough Arts Centre, helping you explore other career possibilities in event management as well as film programming and marketing. *Complete University Guide 2021 (Communication and Media Studies)

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P900
Institution code:
L34
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.

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

https://le.ac.uk/courses/film-and-media-studies-ba/2022


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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85%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for home students is reviewed annually and for the academic year 2022/3 it is £9,250. The fees for following years have not yet been decided but are likely to increase each year in line with inflation, subject to government regulations. The inflation rate used will be RPIX, which includes all the items in the Retail Price Index, excluding mortgage payments. For your information, the inflation rate used by the Government when increasing the tuition fee from £9,000 to £9,250 was 2.8%. Fees for international students can be found on the individual course pages. https://le.ac.uk/courses For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: https://le.ac.uk/student-life/undergraduates/fees-funding
Film and Media Studies at University of Leicester - UCAS