English and Film Studies BA (Full time) 2018 start
Course information for 2019 start
UCAS code: 6T3X
Start date: September 2018
3 years full time
Typical A-level offer: AAB
(specific subjects required)
UK/EU fees See fees section below
International fees £17,500 (per year)
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component
Study abroad option: Yes
Work placement option: Yes
This Joint Honours degree gives you a unique insight into visual and literary culture. You’ll have the chance to explore the richness of English language and literature alongside cinemas from around the world, gaining the critical skills and cultural awareness valued by employers.
Core modules introduce the principles of film studies and different elements of poetry, drama and prose. Then you’ll choose from an impressive variety of optional modules to pursue your interests, from medieval literature to creative writing, aesthetics to gender and sex in French film.
Offered by the School of English and Centre for World Cinemas, this degree allows you to study two different yet related disciplines in an exciting cultural hub. Leeds is home to the Leeds International Film Festival and great independent cinemas. We’re close to Bradford – home of the National Media Museum as well as another established festival. It’s the perfect part of the world in which to explore these exciting subjects.
Leeds has excellent resources for studying both literature and film. As well as the rich cultural life of the city itself, our Language Centre offers an extensive lending library of foreign-language films for students of world cinema. The University Library also houses extensive documents, manuscripts and early printed materials in its Special Collections, which are a valuable resource for your original research.Back to top
A Joint Honours degree allows you to study the same core topics as students on each Single Honours course, but you’ll take fewer options and discovery modules so you can fit in both subjects.
In your first year, you’ll be introduced to the key concepts and approaches in film studies while exploring poetry, prose and drama to develop your understanding of literatures in English. You’ll also take a Cornerstone module in either world literature or audio-visual culture to help you make connections between your two subjects.
You’ll build on this knowledge in the following year, engaging with ideas of genre in world cinemas while gaining an in-depth understanding of key periods in English literary history. You’ll also choose from an array of optional modules to explore different areas of film studies and literature, from Old English to folklore and creative writing, Arab cinema to the film industry of contemporary Europe.
In your final year, you’ll choose from more optional modules on anything from postcolonial literature and the digital humanities to the representation of cities in cinema. You’ll also get to demonstrate the critical and research skills that you’ve acquired when you complete an independently researched dissertation.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
|Studying and Researching English||5 credits|
|IT for LCS Students||5 credits|
|Introduction to Film Studies I||20 credits|
|Introduction to Film Studies II||20 credits|
|Foundations of English Studies||20 credits|
|From Film Noir to Asia Extreme: Questioning Genre in World Cinemas||20 credits|
|Cinema in the Digital Era||20 credits|
|Final year project|
Broadening your academic horizons
At Leeds we want you to benefit from the depth and breadth of the University's expertise, to prepare you for success in an ever-changing and challenging world. This course gives you the opportunity to broaden your learning by studying discovery modules. Find out more on the Broadening webpages.
Learning and teaching
This course is offered by the Centre for World Cinemas, home to experts at the forefront of research in Film Studies. Similarly, the School of English is one of the largest research-intensive departments of its kind in the UK. This informs their teaching, and to help you benefit from your tutors’ expertise we use a variety of teaching and learning methods.
These include lectures, seminars, tutorials and occasionally workshops. However, independent study is also an important part of your degree, since it enables you to develop your critical and research skills.
We also use different types of assessment. Usually exams and essays will be the most common, but in some modules oral presentations and group work may also be part of the mix. On the Film Studies side you will undertake critical scene analyses. We do offer plenty of support in these cases: extra classes on issues like public speaking, exam technique and structuring essays will be available throughout your time at Leeds.Back to top
Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: AAB including A in English and excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking
Access to HE Diploma
Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. The Access course must include English modules. An interview and a piece of written work may also be required.
We will consider this qualification in combination with other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
D3, M1, M1 including D3 in English.
35 points overall including 16 at Higher Level with 6 in English at Higher Level.
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 in English
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
AB in Advanced Highers including A in English and AABBB in Highers, or A in English in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers.
The Welsh Baccalaureate is not typically included in the academic conditions of an offer made to you for this course. If you choose to undertake the Welsh Baccalaureate we would strongly encourage you to draw upon these experiences within your personal statement, as your qualification will then be taken into account both when your application is initially considered by the selection panel and again when reviewed by the admissions tutor at the time your A-level results are passed to us.
European Baccalaureate: 80% including 85% in English
Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the Schools Undergraduate Admissions Team.
Where an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be ABB at A Level including A in English (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) and grade A in the EPQ.
We welcome applications from mature students with Access qualifications, and from students with a wide range of qualifications.
Were committed to identifying the best possible applicants, regardless of personal circumstances or background.
Access to Leeds is an alternative admissions scheme which accepts applications from individuals who might be from low income households, in the first generation of their immediate family to apply to higher education, or have had their studies disrupted.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
Typical Access to Leeds offer: BBB at A Level including English (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) and pass Access to Leeds.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information, contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies admissions team.
English language requirementsIELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
Improve your English
If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this programme, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
How to apply
Apply to this course through UCAS. The institution code for the University of Leeds is L23. Check the deadline for applications on the UCAS website.
International students apply through UCAS in the same way as UK/EU students. Our network of international representatives can help you with your application. If you’re unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
UK/EU: See fees section below
International: £17,500 (per year)
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2018, the fee for 2018/19 will be £9,250.
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2019, the fee for 2019/20 will be £9,250.
The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation, and as permitted by law. For example, the increase of 2.8% in 2017/18 was based on the government’s forecast for the RPI-X measure of inflation.
The UK government has confirmed that non-UK EU students starting in the 2019/20 academic year will have home fee status and be eligible for UK government student loans. The UK government has not confirmed the situation for future years, so keep checking our website for updates.
If you take a study abroad or work placement year, youll pay a reduced tuition fee during this period. For more information, see Study abroad and work placement tuition fees and loans.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more in our Undergraduate funding overview.Back to top
A degree in English and Film Studies will equip you with a wide range of transferable skills.
You’ll be a critical thinker who can research different sources and form conclusions from the information you find. Your communication skills will enable you to explain and defend your views clearly, either verbally or in writing. Because you’ve also gained organisational skills from managing two different subjects, you’ll be attractive to employers in all kinds of industries.
Graduates have gone on to succeed in careers in publishing, law, advertising and marketing, journalism, education, charity work, business and finance and the civil service. Many others have pursued postgraduate studies.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. Thats one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.Back to top
On this course you have the opportunity to apply to spend time abroad, usually as an extra academic year. The University has partnerships with more than 400 universities worldwide and popular destinations for our students include Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa and Latin America.
Find out more at the Study Abroad website.
Practical work experience can help you decide on your career and improve your employability. On this course you have the option to apply to take a placement year module with organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors in the UK, or overseas.
Find out more about work experience on the Careers website.
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