Film Studies

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for entry on to the degree. You’ll study the following modules.

  • English Language for Academic Purposes 1
  • Academic Study Skills
  • Communication in a Globalised Context
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 2
  • Introduction to Study in the Humanities
  • Research Project in the Humanities 

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £9,000

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

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Foundation 19% 0% 81%
Y1 18% 0% 82%
Y2 18% 0% 82%
Final 18% 0% 82%
Foundation 0% 24% 76%
Y1 12% 13% 75%
Y2 12% 13% 75%
Final 12% 13% 75%

About the course

With Hull being the 2017 UK City of Culture, there could hardly be a better time to take film studies here. You'll be at the heart of a huge cultural festival and 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. This programme combines practical skills with theory to give you a thorough grounding in the art form – from the earliest days of cinema to the present day.

Our Film Studies programme is 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 practical filmmaking for themselves. You can tailor the degree to suit your own interests by choosing from a huge range of optional modules covering subjects from television studies to East Asian Cinema, and from horror movies to Disney. The option of a foundation year is for people who don't have the required qualifications for direct entry to the degree.


BA (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

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

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

Other graduates work in digital publishing, teaching, public relations, marketing and management, or go on to postgraduate study in areas including teaching, English literature and film-making.

Current film studies students gained experience working on the feature film ID2: Shadwell Army, which had a production base on our campus. Some of those students have gone on to make their own feature film, shot on location in Hull and London, with support from local businesses and other organisations.