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UK Film Studies Degrees

Understand the history, social and cultural contexts of cinema with a film studies degree

A film studies degree looks at the theoretical, historical and critical approaches to film and explores the narrative, artistic, cultural, economic, and political implications of cinema. Students will spend time reading and writing about all types of film, discussing meaning and importance and the role of the audience while also learning about the roles of producers, directors, screenwriters and actors. Hollywood, independent and experimental cinema will be covered.

film-studies UK application

Students will be able to select from a number of core modules which provide a core base for learning and provide a stepping stone to more advanced study in later years. These can include scriptwriting, film curation and contemporary Hollywood cinema. Work placements are encouraged to further develop your skills in real-life scenarios.

The UK has produced and continues to produce excellent cinema, filmmakers and actors that stand the test of time. The global prevalence of the English language is one reason and a further incentive to study in the UK for anyone aspiring to work in film.

Graduate Film Studies Careers

Film studies graduates find work as film or video producers, editors and researchers. They work in film marketing and PR, media production, publishing, filmmaking, events management and local and community broadcasting. The graduate job market in film and media is extremely competitive, and work experience and placements during your degree will help your CV stand out when applying for positions.

Film Studies UK Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 33 points.
  • Typical A-level requirements: ABB.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 5.5 in any one component.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Film in the UK?

To learn more about the best film studies courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Film Studies universities in the Guardian University Guide 2024 below:

  1. University of Warwick
  2. University of St Andrews
  3. Loughborough University
  4. University of Sunderland
  5. Coventry University
  6. Teesside University
  7. Staffordshire University
  8. University of East London
  9. Swansea University
  10. Kingston University

Study Film in the UK

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