Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Creative Writing and Film Studies

UndergraduateBA (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: WW86

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • The Writer’s Toolkit

  • Poetry Performance Play

  • Writing Criticism

  • History of Hollywood Cinema

Optional modules

  • Narrative and Narration

  • Facts into Art

  • American Film and Society

  • The Craft of Filmmaking

  • Screen, Nation, Identity

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • The Art of Storytelling

Optional modules

  • Collaborative Arts Practice: Creative Enterprises

  • Screenwriting

  • The Short Story

  • Writing Poetry Now

  • Writing the Novel

  • American Alternative Cinema

  • American Animation History

  • Documenting America: Themes in American Non-Fiction Film

  • Landmarks of World Cinema

  • Musical-Made America

  • Representing the Real, Disclosing the Truth, and Capturing the Everyday

  • Screening Genders

  • Television Production and Analysis

  • US Cold War Culture

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Dissertation or Screen Production Project

Optional modules

  • Experimental Writing

  • Collaborative Arts Practice: the Arts as a Living

  • Writing the City

  • American History by Hollywood

  • Disney Studies

  • East Asian Cinema

  • Global Nightmares

  • History of Hollywood Horror

  • Is Television History?

  • Screen Production Project

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More about this course

Our English and Film Studies provide 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.

Teaching and Learning

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Study English in the city described as the most poetic in England, where Philip Larkin wrote most of his best work.

Superb facilities include the Brynmor Jones Library which is open 24/7 and boasts cutting edge technology and more than a million books.

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

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

Entry requirements

2019 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: £14,000

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

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.