University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Film Studies

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Course summary

Film has the power to entertain, upset, inspire, shock and educate. That’s why you love it. It’s why we love it, too. From Hollywood blockbusters to streaming platforms and YouTube, the film industry is moving quickly. Producers and marketers are on the lookout for new ways to tell stories and sell their content – and that’s where our degree comes in. You’ll focus on film and TV in a global, digital media landscape, where content, audiences, fans, business and tech all work together in fascinating ways. Join us, and start your journey towards becoming a thinker, maker and creator in the screen industries of tomorrow. Why study Film Studies at Huddersfield?

  • Learn from our world-leading academics as you analyse, research and write about a rich variety of movies, from blockbusters to world cinema and social content.
  • Yorkshire is a fast-developing centre for the screen industries, and Huddersfield is right at the heart of it.
  • You’ll graduate with a diverse portfolio of media work, including video, audio and written content – so you can show employers what you can do.
  • Expert teaching alongside work experience opportunities mean you learn from professionals working in the creative industries.

Course details


Year 1 Core modules: Analysing Content Media Users, Audiences and Fans Film and Television Industries and Law Digital Communication Technology Digital Video and Audio Production Year 2 Core modules: Researching Digital Communication, Media and Culture From Studio to Social Media: Media Careers and Entrepreneurship Film and Television Fandom and Participatory Media Global Popular Cinema: Hollywood and Beyond Option modules: Choose up to two from a list which may include: Screenwriting and Genre On-Screen Training: Becoming a Presenter Television Entertainment Light, Camera, Action…and Cut: Specialist Skills in Film Production Magazine Design and Production Year 3 - optional placement year Final Year Core modules: Research Dissertation Fantasy, Horror and Cult Film Media Industry Project Students who have successfully completed the Work Placement Year replace the Media Industry Project with one additional option module. Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include: Stars and Celebrity Video Games and Culture Branding and Advertising Digital Streaming Platforms: YouTube, Netflix and Beyond Film and Television Distribution: Sales, Promotion and Festivals Media and Globalisation Reality TV and Documentary

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

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with prior learning or prior experiential learning will be considered individually by the School of Arts and Humanities 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.

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Additional entry requirements


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.

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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 - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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