BA (Hons) Film Studies and Media

BA (Hons) Film Studies and Media

Joint Honours degrees are a great way to expand your learning and study 2 academic subjects simultaneously. These subjects complement each other and allow you to cover a broad range of topics. Modules in both areas focus on the interaction and cultural exchange between different forms of communication and cultural expression. By studying the two together you will take this multi perspective approach even further.

In Film Studies we do not consider film in isolation, but also in terms of its relationship with comic books, video games, television, popular culture and the digital landscape. You will also expand your knowledge by studying films from all over the world and from many different genres, styles and periods of film.

In Media you will take a wider view of popular culture, which includes film but also advertising, digital media, television and much more. you will study the history, nature and impact of media across all of these forms. This means investigating power dynamics in the media, and considering how media responds to impacts upon contemporary social and political issues.

There are plenty of opportunities to go beyond what you learn on your modules and add something extra to your degree. This could include:

  • Getting involved with the annual Aesthetica Short Film Festival
  • Writing, producing or marketing for Neutral, our online magazine
  • Working on a placement with one of our partners in the city
  • Taking part in field trips, including an international trip in your final year

If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

Minimum requirements do not need to be put here. They are pulled automatically from the output. 

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

Through this degree you will gain varied and valuable skills which can lead to a variety of different career paths. Some are directly related to film and media, while others allow you to apply your skills more broadly. You will learn to think critically and creatively, form logical arguments and articulate your opinions, use digital technology, work independently and in teams, and manage your own work.

This degree could be the first step toward your career in:

  • Writing or producing for TV and film
  • Location manager
  • Marketing, PR and communications
  • Media buyer
  • Advertising
  • Culture and heritage

Course Details

Year 1

Filmmakers on Film
Media Research
Media, Culture and Society
Film and its Audiences
Cinema and Society
Mediated Identities
Media Evolution and History
Critical Perspectives
Cult and Extreme Cinema

Year 2

Media Enterprise
Imaginary Worlds: Researching Science Fiction
Film and the American Imagination
Culture, Controversy and Media
Music and Media
Visual Culture
Independent Cinema
European Cinema
Gothic and Horror
Convergence Cultures

Year 3

Special Study
Documentary Film Studies
Transnational Cinema
Media Spaces
Gender and Sexualities

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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