Creative Writing and Film Studies

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

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About the course

With Hull being the 2017 City of Culture, studying with us will put you at the heart of a unique cultural experience that’s bound to boost both your enjoyment and employability. Our English and Film Studies programmes are providing students with exciting opportunities to be part of the literary and creative scene at the university and beyond. Hull has a long and illustrious association with creative writing, being the former home of poets Andrew Marvell and Philip Larkin. Your studies are enhanced by the Larkin Centre, which attracts internationally renowned visiting authors, as well as new talent. We've invested £9.5 million in Middleton Hall to create a world-class concert venue, cinema, and theatre space. These come on top of our existing state-of-the-art TV, film and digital media facilities on campus.

On this combined programme, you’ll develop your confidence in writing, building your core skills and experimenting in different genres. The film studies aspect of the course teaches you how to approach film and television as art, history, culture, entertainment and commerce. Both English and Film Studies staff are experts in their fields, and are actively involved in publishing articles and books in their research areas.

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

English graduates from both single and joint honours programmes have an excellent employability record.

Our graduates have found employment with a wide range of public and private sector companies and organisations including: East Riding of Yorkshire Council, J. Sainsbury, Marks and Spencer, and the Ministry of Justice. Our graduates are employed in a wide range of graduate entry positions including Public Relations Officer, Secondary Teacher, Retail Store Manager, Employment Agency Consultant, Quality Assurance Technician, Pension Adviser and Fundraising and Appeals Organiser.

Judging from the experiences of our graduates so far, a degree in film studies will open exactly the same doors as any other arts degree, equipping you for satisfying and well-paid work in teaching, management, human resources, marketing, public relations, publishing, consultancy, journalism and broadcasting, arts administration, finance, retail, and so forth. More specifically, for those seeking a career in the competitive media industries, it has acted as a springboard to practical work in film and television and further postgraduate study.