Our BA Film Studies and Linguistics course will enable you to study film from a range of historical and theoretical perspectives while delving into the unique human faculty of language. You will learn through taught units and screenings that focus on both classical and contemporary films, covering a wide range of film cultures from around the world. You will study both mainstream and non-mainstream films to broaden your understanding of the history of film, as well as the debates and issues that are informing and generated by current practice in film and shaping its future. You will also develop an understanding of how film engages with socio-cultural and political concerns, placing the films you study in their historical context, as well as thinking about current debates and future challenges for cinema as a medium. The course emphasises historical and theoretical approaches to studying film rather than practical production, encouraging you to develop as an independent critical thinker able to work in a diverse range of assessment scenarios, taking in solo written assignments, presentations and, on certain units, group work and creative projects that enable you to put theory into practice. Through your Linguistics units, you will explore how languages arise, change and die, how children acquire their first language, how adults learn a second or foreign language, differences between the speech of men and women, how we communicate as individuals and within groups and what happens when speakers of different languages come into contact. You will also be able to develop transferable skills in quantitative methods.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme: Applicants completing the INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester international foundation programme are required to achieve ABB in academic subjects and grade B in the EAP with writing and speaking grade B and listening and reading grade C. Applicants completing the NCUK International Foundation year are required to achieve ABB in academic subjects and grade B in the EAP with writing and speaking grade B and listening and reading grade C. Please read this in conjunction with our A-level requirements, noting any pre-requisite subjects.
Additional entry requirements
We require a 750-word essay responding to the following question: Provide a critical discussion of a film you have seen recently (whether at the cinema or on DVD, online etc) which has contributed significantly to your decision to take Film Studies at Manchester. Why has this particular film compelled you to study film further at University? You don't have to write about a so-called classic or 'highbrow' film! We are just as interested in mainstream, popular, cult or 'trash' cinema - it could be a much-loved childhood favourite or a film that has troubled or perhaps even outraged you. Mainly we are looking for your ability to think critically about film, whether that's a blockbusting franchise or experimental 'art' film.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in any one component.|
All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either: - GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade C/4 or; - IELTS 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in any one component, or; - An acceptable equivalent qualification. Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification. The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English Language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the 'B2 level'. Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English Language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level.
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Fees and funding
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