What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules include two modules in Film Studies, and two modules in your chosen language. In the first year, you’ll follow either the beginners and improvers, or the advanced pathway depending on your fluency in your chosen language.

Core modules

  • Writing Criticism

  • Screen, Nation, Identity

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 1 – Beginners and Improvers

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 1 – Advanced

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 2 – Beginners and Improvers

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 2 – Advanced

Optional modules

  • History of Hollywood Cinema

  • The Craft of Filmmaking

  • American Film and Society

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Screening Genders

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 3

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 4

Optional modules

  • American Alternative Cinema

  • Television Production and Analysis

  • The Art of Storytelling

  • Work Based Learning

  • Musical-Made America

  • Reagan’s Polarised America: a Cultural Study of the USA in the 1980s

  • Cold War Culture

  • Creative Arts Practice: Creative Pursuits

  • American Animation History

  • Landmarks of World Cinema

  • Representing Reality, Disclosing Truth and Capturing the Everyday

  • Documenting America: Themes in American Nonfiction Film

  • Creative Arts Practice: Working in Partnership

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 5

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 6

Optional modules

  • Dissertation

  • East Asian Cinema

  • History of Hollywood Horror

  • Is Television History?

  • Disney Studies

  • Global Nightmares

  • Screen Production Project

  • American History by Hollywood

  • Creative Arts Practice: The Arts as a Living

“I chose Hull because I liked the modules compared to other universities I looked at. They're better suited to me, and what I want to get out of the course.”

Ashvita Sudhakar
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“Out of all of the universities I looked at, none of them had anything that compared to the facilities that Hull offered.”

Chloe Hammond
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“I found that Hull really offered a wide variety of different languages, so I thought it’d be perfect for what I wanted to do.”

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More about this course

Our Film Studies programmes are designed for people who are passionate about film, and who want to develop a deeper understanding of its history and culture, as well as experience filmmaking for themselves. Combine this with the opportunity to learn another language and you’ll graduate with high-level language and intercultural abilities that will open up a wide range of career options. Hull offers excellent language learning facilities, with a dedicated space for languages students. Our dedicated team of advisors offer one-to-one support and a partnership scheme which lets you practise your chosen language with native speakers.

The diverse range of film studies modules, from television studies to East Asian Cinema, and from horror movies to Disney – mean you can tailor the degree to suit your own interests. Plus, with Hull being the 2017 UK City of Culture, you’ll be at the heart of a huge cultural celebration, and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. You’ll benefit from brand new facilities – such as Middleton Hall, where we’ve invested £9.5 million in creating 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.

Teaching and Learning
Scheduled
Placement
independent

First year

28%

72%

Second year

30%

70%

Final year

26%

74%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

17%

83%

Second year

17%

83%

Final year

12%

88%

Fantastic facilities include Middleton Hall, with its advanced cinema, as well as dedicated TV, film and digital media resources.

Study under industry experts with experience of managing large projects across Europe and delivering creative solutions.

Benefit from our connections with regional film and media organisations, and gain invaluable work experience.

One-to-one support from our team of language learning advisors in the Shoosmith Language Learning Centre which is open 24/7.

Find out more about our facilities

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from 

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
  • Applicants should have an A level in a foreign language at Grade C or above.

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

As a Film Studies graduate, you will possess not only the advanced skills of analytical reasoning and verbal expression that employers expect to find in all university graduates, but also a high level of visual literacy.

Our graduates have gone on to a variety of careers, including teaching, public relations, journalism and marketing. Others choose to go on to further study in Film Studies and related subject areas.

Those who wish to pursue a career in film will graduate with a thorough grounding in the subject and good technical knowledge, allowing them to work in entry-level media production roles.