University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Film Studies and English Literature

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Course summary

Understanding the interplay between the written word and the moving image is a key to understanding world we live in. Combining the study of Film and English will allow you to explore textuality in its different manifestations as you learn how to and analyse stories in both written and audiovisual form. Why study Film Studies and English Literature at Huddersfield?

  • You’ll be taught and supported by enthusiastic, internationally renowned professors, researchers and media practitioners.
  • You’ll be working in industry standard production facilities.
  • The course will develop your abilities to analyse, research and write persuasively about a rich variety of films, shows and filmmakers, from the latest superhero blockbusters through to quirky indie movies, world cinema, and amateur YouTube releases.
  • Our team of English academic staff are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for the quality of their research publications (REF 2014).
Studying film, we’ll look at a wide range of cinematic forms. From popular cinema through to challenging avant-garde works, you’ll be able to study a rich and varied selection of genres. We’ll also look at topics like national cinemas, and the work of individual filmmakers. You could look at adaptation, and how great works of literature are adapted to the big screen. Screenwriting, music and performance are all also part of the curriculum. As part of the wide mix of skills you’ll learn, we also give you a chance to try your hand at filmmaking. If you choose one of our documentary filmmaking modules you could get behind the camera and start exploring. With English literature, we’ll encourage you to develop a broad knowledge of the best writing from this nation and further afield. You'll gain insights into major cinematic genres such as fantasy, suspense, horror, and drama, and acquire skills in digital media and screenwriting that will prepare you for a range of creative professions.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Texts Video and Audio Production Thinking Critically Writing for the Media and Storytelling Literary Genres Year 2 Core modules: Researching Digital Communication, Media and Culture Literary Histories Participatory Media and Fans Planet/Hollywood: Contemporary Global Cinema Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Critical Concepts 1 Literature and Making Year 3 - optional placement year Final Year Core modules: Advanced Critical Practice Dissertation / Practice Dissertation Fantasy, Horror and Cult Film Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Critical Concepts 2 Public Humanities

Assessment method

We use a variety of assessments, including video shorts, podcasts, newsroom days, audience research portfolios, essays, production pitches, data analytics, presentations, and dissertation. This allows you the ability to tailor your degree to fit your passions, interests and strengths. You will be taught by world-leading scholars whose research is helping to shape our understanding of how media, journalism and culture operate alongside industry-leading practitioners and producers, supplemented by a variety of guest talks.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with prior learning or prior experiential learning will be considered individually by the School of Music, Humanities and Media Accreditation and Validation Panel, to assess whether it is appropriate to grant general or specific credit towards the course. Applications from international students will be considered on an individual basis, and with advice from the University's International Office. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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

http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/


Unistats information

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76%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This information is for applicants applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2021/22. Please note that your tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). This webpage will be updated with 2022/23 tuition fees as information becomes available. If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

Film Studies and English Literature at University of Huddersfield - UCAS