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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Film and Media

UCAS Code: P303

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

English, Media Studies, or Film Studies preferred at A level or equivalent. English required and Maths preferred at GCSE level.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3

English, Media Studies, or Film Studies preferred at Higher level or equivalent. English required and Maths preferred and English at Ordinary level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Relevant subjects considered.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

English, Media Studies, or Film Studies preferred at Higher or equivalent. English required and Maths preferred at National 5.

UCAS Tariff

104-108

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Film studies

Media and communication studies

You’ll learn practical production skills and have your critical thinking faculties sharpened to a fine point. This eclectic and inspiring course will give you the expertise to succeed in a variety of careers. It includes the chance to study abroad.

The camera may never lie, but what about the person holding the camera? The film and media that we create and consume reflect our individual identities, our local and national cultures and the political players on the global stage. Our film and media degree will help you examine these topics using rigorous academic discipline and practical production techniques.

Modules

Year One
•Introduction to Film Studies
•Media Analysis
•Core Concepts in Media and Communications
•Media and Cultural Industries
•Media Production: Skills and Techniques
•Media Production: Non-Fiction

Year Two
•Film Genre
•Popular Media Cultures
•Disruption and Innovation in the Media and Cultural Industries
•Media Production: Storytelling
•Media Production: Online Journalism
•Media Client Project

Year Three
•Global Film Cultures
•Media, Politics and Culture
•Independent Research Project
•plus three options

Year Four
•Dissertation
•Modernity on Screen
•plus three options

Year Three and Four options may include:

Video Production/ Screenwriting/ Playwriting/ Playwriting 2/ Creative Entrepreneurship/ Photography and Visual Culture/ Television Drama/ Film and the Family/ Storytelling in Convergent Media/ The American West in Popular Culture/ Video Essay/ Scotland on Screen/ Film Festivals/ Problematic: Criticism, Culture and Social Justice/ The Only Way is Ethics: Art, Participation and Ethics/ Communication, Arts and Activism/ Journalism and Global Change

The modules listed here are correct at time of posting (Feb 2019) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2020. Please check the website for any updates.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Department:

School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

74%
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Film studies
74%
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Media and communication studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

73%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
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Average annual salary
93%
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Employed or in further education
97%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

The UK has a world-class media industry in film, print and broadcast media, worth billions to the economy, and employing thousands of new graduates every year, so it's hardly surprising that ambitious and talented graduates want to work in it. But be realistic — this is a highly-sought after industry and jobs are amongst the most competitive around. If you want to be a star in front of the camera or in print, you might want to look at other options. Media studies graduates are much the most likely graduates to get into the media industry (in 2015, one in five grads entering the film industry, and one in four getting jobs in TV or film production had a media studies degree) and they’re more likely to be in crucial roles directing, producing, or operating sound or video equipment, or in media research or marketing roles. Self-employment and freelancing is more common than for most degrees, so that may be something to prepare for.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Film studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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