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Film and Media Studies

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

D:24

Pass relevant diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

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

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: [email protected]

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications

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

DDM

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,B

Accepted in place of a third A-Level at grade B or above.

UCAS Tariff

120-144

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Media and communication studies

Film studies

Few art forms can entertain, shock, inform or make us laugh the way film can. In this degree, you’ll explore the power of film and other modern media – drawing on critical approaches based in the humanities and social sciences.

Over the course of our Film and Media Studies BA you will discover the relationship between film and other screen, broadcast and print media, and engage with the various theories that have developed around the subject.

Leicester is ranked among the top 15 places in the UK for teaching Film and Media Studies.* You will be taught by academics with expertise ranging from British documentary film and television to themes and trends of contemporary Hollywood, and from European art cinema to Chinese cinema.

During your degree you will explore the power of the audiovisual and digital media within contemporary society and culture. This course also has an interdisciplinary aspect as you will draw upon expertise from social sciences and humanities.

You will have the opportunity to get hands on experience of film-making in the second year Film Production module. Regular film screenings in our fully equipped film theatre will expose you to a diverse range of films, whilst seminars will provide you with an opportunity to discuss and share ideas about the film and media you have experienced.

We also work with the University’s Attenborough Arts Centre, helping you explore other career possibilities in event management as well as film programming and marketing.

Modules

In your first year, you will be introduced to the basics of film analysis and study how media is received and consumed.

In the second year, you will create a short film with a group of fellow students using the theoretical and practical knowledge that we provide. You will also build on your media studies by understanding the way in which media outlets communicate with their audiences.

In final year, you will have the flexibility to choose your own modules. The only compulsory element is a 10,000 word dissertation on a subject of your choice in either Film or Media Studies or spanning both disciplines. The rest of your time will be spent exploring specialist areas that are of interest to you.

For further details, please see the course page on the University website.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of essays, exams, reviews and presentations. You will complete a 10,000 word dissertation project in your third year.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leicester

Department:

History of Art and Film

TEF rating:
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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.

80%
med
Media and communication studies
80%
med
Film 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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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
91%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


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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.

91%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Media professionals

Only a small number of students study courses within this catch-all subject area, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at any stats. Marketing and PR were the most likely jobs for graduates from these courses, but it's sensible to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course, and what previous graduates did.

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.

91%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Media professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Media, journalism and communications

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

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

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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