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English and Film Studies

BA
  • UCAS code QW36
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2018

The course

This Joint Honours degree allows you to combine English and Film Studies, considering the cultural and creative impact of both literature and film.

From Beowulf to the Booker Prize, English offers you the opportunity to study the full historical range of literature in English as well as the latest developments in the field, and even to pursue your own creative writing.

You can discover the earliest works in English, deepen your knowledge of Shakespeare, find out what is great about Renaissance literature, darken your view of the 18th century, and unpack the Victorians. The course's structure allows you to develop a sound understanding of key periods, genres, authors, and ideas as well as choosing from a huge range of options. You can study Modernism, Postmodernism and American literature, explore literary criticism, develop your own creative writing, and analyse the latest developments in global literatures in English.

You will gain a solid knowledge of the whole range of English literature from its beginnings to its latest developments, ranging from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Virginia Woolf, James Joyce and Salman Rushdie and study unusual, non-traditional subjects such as the body in the 18th century or time in modern literature or courses incorporating visual arts and cinema.

In Film Studies, our unique 360˚ approach to cinema allows you to understand film from every angle: from stars to directors, historical origins to contemporary economics, socio-political contexts, to aesthetic achievements and from the dynamics of screenplays to the global cultures that shape production, reception and film form itself. You'll come away from the course speaking confidently about concepts and ideas, with the ability to deftly critique them, too – ideal skills for the communication industries, creative arts and beyond. Taking this approach, you will study film and television from Hollywood and Europe, Bollywood, Asia and Latin America alongside a range of more experimental non-narrative film, television and digital media forms.

  • Gain a solid knowledge of the whole range of English literature from its beginnings to its latest developments, ranging from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Virginia Woolf, James Joyce and Salman Rushdie.
  • Develop your skills in analysis, research, argument and writing.
  • Learn the history and theory of moving image media.
  • Explore film’s artistic, social and political traditions.
  • Graduate destinations include publishing, law, teaching, PR and journalism.
5th

in the UK for creative writing

Source: Complete University Guide, 2019

7th

Highest earning English graduates

Source: Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2017 median earnings after five years, Great Britain

93%

of our English graduates are employed or go onto further study within six months of graduating

Source: DLHE, 2017

10th

overall in the UK

Source: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management, Times Higher, REF 2014

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