Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Film Studies

UndergraduateBA (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: W631

What you'll study

You study critical, historical, practical and theoretical approaches to film in your first year, providing a solid foundation for your subsequent years of study. Beyond that, you're free to tailor the programme to suit your own interests. You'll be assessed through essays, presentations and a portfolio of practical work.

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Writing Criticism

  • History of Hollywood Cinema

  • The Craft of Filmmaking

  • American Film and Society

  • Screen, Nation, Identity

Optional modules

  • Global Challenge

  • Passport Languages

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Screening Genders

  • Representing Reality, Disclosing Truth and Capturing the Everyday

Optional modules

  • American Alternative Cinema

  • Television Production and Analysis

  • The Art of Storytelling

  • Work Based Learning

  • Musical-Made America

  • Cold War Culture

  • Creative Arts Practice: Creative Pursuits

  • American Animation History

  • Landmarks of World Cinema

  • Documenting America: Themes in American Nonfiction Film

  • Creative Arts Practice: Working in Partnership

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core module

  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • 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.”

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More about this course

After the success of Hull's year as the 2017 UK City of Culture, there could hardly be a better place to study Film Studies. You benefit from brand new facilities – like 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.

Teaching and Learning

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

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

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

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

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.