Film and Screen Studies at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

You watch. You binge. You play. You’re entertained, informed, influenced and connected. Our degree helps you to understand how this happens - and the opportunities to get involved. Understand the theory You’ll look at screen media beyond the TV and film sets: • as an economic sector and a place to work • how media industries have developed and how they operate around the world • who are the audiences and how are they changing • how the media reflects diverse societies and influences them • how creative decisions are made and who decides how and what stories get told • the impact of new platforms and new technologies As you progress through the course you’ll specialise and build work around your own ideas. Industry insights We’re not a technical training course but use practical coursework to help you understand the theory. You might: • develop your own movie franchise to pitch to a studio to help understand globalisation, ethics and financing • film and edit a short to appreciate storytelling and production roles • create and carry out your own audience surveys to assess reactions and product developments We have a full programme of industry guests from a wide range of companies and roles. They’ll offer you a window into the range of opportunities available in the creative sector. By the end of the degree you’ll have gained new perspectives and learnt new ways to look at the films, shows and games you love. Why choose this course? • Distinctive approach - investigate production, texts and audiences across screen industries • Industry insights - networking and practical advice with leading industry experts through the Creative Student Network • Top 10 - as ranked by the Complete University Guide 2023 • Internships - opportunities in US and UK creative sectors • Award winning NSTV - get involved with our multi-award winning, student-run TV station • International environment - a diverse student and teaching body combined with a transnational curriculum broadens your horizons and challenges your assumptions


In year one, you will take core modules in the evolution of the screen industries, methods for critical debate and analysis of media, global media and cultural flows, media institutions and practices and undertake the first in a series of studio project modules. Year two develops your understanding of key critical and theoretical approaches in the study of perceptions of media experiences, development of media technologies and a further group project. In your final year, you will device and complete an independent research project of your own choosing, with an appropriate supervisor. Across all three years you will be able to choose from a range of optional modules including topics such as screen franchises, emotions, affect and the senses, distribution in the screen industries, censoring stories and protest, dissent and civil society. You may also spend time overseas through the University of Nottingham Study Abroad programme. Language modules can be taken for credit with our Language Centre. This course is also available with a Foundation Year.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 75% overall.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £21500* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £21500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Film and Screen Studies at University of Nottingham - UCAS