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Course summary

  • Learn from an experienced and enthusiastic team of tutors with a wide range of expertise
  • Tailor a programme to your interests from a diverse range of writers and movements
  • Explore the richness of English literature alongside global cinema, gaining the critical skills and cultural awareness valued by employers
  • Take part in field trips and gain work experience through volunteering modules
If you are a big fan of the sort of books and films that have stood the test of time and how the two relate, then this course is made for you. In our English Literature and Film degree you consider the disciplinary differences of literature and film as well as their interdependence, as many films begin as screenplays and many novels have been adapted for the big screen. The programme draws on the research interests and expertise of staff with subject-specific and strong interdisciplinary backgrounds. You develop sophisticated skills in analysis, expression, argumentation and presentation, all of which are preparatory to success in future employment, whether you want to be a screenwriter, novelist or director. You are made familiar with the theoretical concepts and methodological skills needed to analyse film and literary texts in historical, cultural, political and social contexts. The three-year programme aims to encourage a critical and questioning attitude towards the material studied and the methods of study adopted. Talented and committed staff guide an interactive learning experience based in an exciting cultural city. While lectures are an important part of teaching, so too is film viewing, reading, independent research and a range of other learning practices. In Year 1, you develop critical approaches and key skills through core modules including Introduction to English Studies, Film Criticism and Understanding Horror Film. In Year 2, you learn about literary adaptations and approaches to film. In addition you take optional modules such as Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama, Classical Hollywood Cinema and Gangster and Crime Film. In Year 3, you choose three film and three English-based optional modules in subjects such as Gothic Film, Biography and the Body, and Renaissance Poetry. You also research and compose a dissertation. A degree in English Literature and Film opens many doors. You acquire a range of highly transferable qualities that are valued by employers, including analytical thinking, evaluative and research skills, self-discipline, and effective written and spoken communication, as well as an ability to apply knowledge of a wide range of theoretical concepts to practical scenarios. Graduates pursue careers in the film, television, creative, advertising, media and journalism industries. Others go into teaching, education, library services and publishing.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16700 Year 1
International £16700 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (
English Literature and Film at University of Winchester - UCAS