Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Film and Media Studies

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Course summary

Film and media studies focuses on the in-depth exploration of both cinematic and media forms, from the established to the new and emergent, from TV to games. Taught by a large team with a diverse range of interests, you’ll have access to cutting-edge research expertise and excellent resources in a department as dedicated to supporting students as it is to inspiring them. Film units introduce you to the history of cinema and its many forms and genres. This course will broaden your horizons from Anglo-American film to world cinemas, and develop your skills as a critical interpreter of the cinematic text. Media units explore the development of media industries, forms and criticism, but focus particularly on current and emerging platforms and industries. In your final year you can explore your interests in depth by completing an independent project on a topic of your own choice, working with academics who are experts in their fields. The creative industries sector in Manchester offers a broad range of opportunities in professions linked to film and media. The city is an excellent place to study this subject and to begin gaining experience and building your networks. We’ll help you to be ready for the world beyond university by giving you the opportunity to engage with external partners, and you may have the chance to study abroad as part of your course, or to spend a year on a placement in industry in Britain or abroad. This course is also available with a foundation year. Features and Benefits

  • Our units cover the historical and critical analysis of cinema, television and other media from the early 20th Century to very contemporary releases.
  • Explore both mainstream ‘Hollywood’ style cinema and less commercial film-work from around the globe.
  • Manchester is an ideal location with links to the professional media bodies in the North West, including HOME, Grimmfest, Media City UK, the BBC and Granada TV.
  • We’ll help you build your own network among our many partners within the creative and culturally rich city of Manchester.
  • The English department is friendly, supportive, and passionate about the subject, providing a stimulating environment for our students.
  • Access to the many conferences, readings, research programmes, festivals and competitions run by the department.
  • You can take the four-year route, spending a year studying abroad, or boost your career prospects with a placement in industry.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
VW37
Institution code:
M40
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered


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Film and Media Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS