Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Media Studies

Undergraduate                  BA (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: P306

What you'll study

On this popular programme the aim is to provide a supportive, challenging, and creative environment to allow you to experience a wide range media based activities. The first year focuses on developing your key knowledge and core skills. In the second and third years, you refine and develop this, choosing from a range of optional modules to follow your personal and career interests.

You'll be assessed by a range of methods including essays, seminar presentations, audio-visual presentations, and class tests. Your practical work will be assessed through a combination of portfolio submission and critical self-reflection of that work. In your final year, you'll pursue an independent extended research project.

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Principles of Visual Design

  • The Craft of Film-Making

Optional modules

  • Writing Criticism

  • Designing User Experience

  • Screen, Nation, Identity

  • Games and Entertainment Studies

  • History of Hollywood Cinema

  • 3D Design 1

  • Free Elective

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Representing Reality, Disclosing Truth, and Capturing the Everyday

Optional modules

  • Screening Genders

  • American Alternative Cinema

  • Television Production and Analysis

  • The Art of Storytelling

  • Work Based Learning

  • 3D Design 2

  • Interaction, Experience and Engagement

  • Collaborative Arts Practice: Creative Enterprises

  • American Animation History

  • Modern Art in America

  • Landmarks of World Cinema

  • Visual Design 2

  • Creative Arts Practice: Working in Partnership

  • Themes in American Photography

  • Documenting America: Themes in American Nonfiction Film

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • East Asian Cinema

  • History of Hollywood Horror

  • Is Television History?

  • 3D Animation and World Design

  • Radical Culture in the Red Decade

  • Disney Studies

  • Global Nightmares

  • Screen Production Project

  • Creative Leadership and Entrepreneurship

  • Creative Arts Practice: The Arts as a Living

  • MOMA: Creating the Culture of Art in America

“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.”

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More about this course

Our Media Studies programme is one of very few in the country to incorporate digital and computer game design alongside film and television. This exciting course will give you the opportunity to master creative production skills as well as critically explore the economic, cultural and historical relationship between media and society. The three-year degree is based in the School of Arts, which has an established reputation for leading the field in teaching and research. Our staff have expertise both as researchers and practitioners, which brings new insights into your studies.

At Hull, 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, together with full video production capabilities. These come on top of our media lab and studio facilities. The option of a foundation year is for those who don't have the qualifications for direct entry to the degree course.

Teaching and Learning

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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.

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

Hull is one of few universities to incorporate digital and computer game design alongside film and TV.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualifications 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 

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 minimum of 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 academic 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

Our graduates find employment in a range of careers including journalism, publishing, TV and film production, crewing and events management, government and charity/community media, marketing, public relations and education.

Further study is also an option for graduates with good degrees, and possible subjects include film studies, English, history, cultural studies, new media and communication studies. The practical side of the programme could lead to advanced training in disciplines like film-making or visual design.

Media studies students have gained experience working on several feature films, reflecting the growing significance of the region in terms of film production.

As a graduate, you'll have continuing access to the University's Careers Service, with skills workshops, practice interviews, extensive information and advice – all tailored to helping you secure a career in your chosen field.