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BA (Hons) Film & Broadcast Production

Be part of the next generation of digital content creatives on this dynamic and fast-paced degree, where you will engage in live briefs, practical projects and cutting-edge research across a range of film and broadcast platforms.

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      UCAS Code: W610
      Course Length: 3 Years Full-Time, 6 Years Part-Time
      Start Dates: September 2023
      Subjects: Film, Media and Television
      Location: Edge Hill University
      Example Offers: BBC-BBB (A Level) or DMM (BTEC)
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      Film and Broadcast Production is an engaging degree that will challenge you to create digital content across a range of film and broadcast platforms, while also locating your creative practice in the histories and contexts of both past and contemporary productions. The course will appeal to those with a passion for watching, listening to, making or analysing film, television, radio, podcasts and other broadcast media we are exposed to every day. From the television studio to the editing suite, from documentary film to animations, and from production management to podcasting and vlogging, this degree encourages creativity, the development of practical skills, and intellectual rigour. Helping you find your unique voice in the ever-changing world of film and broadcast production, the degree will expand your horizons and equip you with essential transferable skills for the creative industries, from digital literacy and complex problem solving, to planning and organisation, influencing and negotiation, critical thinking and teamwork.

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      In Depth

      What will I study?

      Year 1 will introduce you to some of the key practical, historical, theoretical and intellectual ideas and skills that you will need to understand and develop. These are supported by an introduction to what it means to work in the creative industries. This will ensure that you have the academic, intellectual, creative and professional attributes to succeed.

      Year 2 explores a range of ways to think about film and broadcast media and examines the contemporary media landscape. You will develop individual and group skills in content creation, research and project management and choose from a selection of optional modules which reflect the latest developments in film and broadcast production.

      Year 3 enables you to develop your voice and skills through an in-depth research project, as well as the pre-production and production stages of a multi-camera practical project. Options that allow you to develop your professional understanding, or investigate key theoretical issues, mean that you will graduate with a rich and varied portfolio of digital content, production logs, placements, live briefs and research projects.

      How will I study?

      You will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and individual study, with opportunities for placements and participation in live briefs. In your final year, you will have regular one-to-one sessions with a tutor to discuss and work on your year-long research project.

      How will I be assessed?

      You will be assessed using a range of methods including essays, script treatments, blogs, podcasts, short films, TV segments and presentations.

      Who will be teaching me?

      Teaching on the degree will be drawn from the full array of strengths in the Department of Creative Arts and you will learn from research-active experts in film, media and television.

      The programme team includes staff with extensive experience in directing, producing and creating television shows, films, webisodes and a whole range of transmedia content for organisations such as the BBC, Channel Four, MTV and Sony. They will help you harness your skills and talent and develop your creative and production capacity.

      A crew of technicians will contribute their expertise in workshops, while visiting lecturers, from production managers and writers, to producers, directors, lighting designers and animators, will share their most recent industry experiences with you.


      Film and Broadcast Production students are based in Creative Edge, a state-of-the-art £17million building offering highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for the Department of Creative Arts.

      Key features include TV studios with broadcast capacity and full production capabilities, recording studios, sound-editing suites, animation studios, photographic studio, radio studio and multimedia laboratory. Our innovative resources are designed to ensure you gain practical experience to a professional standard. Dedicated support in the use of all creative media facilities is available through our Media Development Team.

      Learning Resources

      Creative Edge boasts high-definition TV studios which come equipped with camera channels that can be operated via either a studio configuration or hand-held setup, production galleries and control rooms with reference lighting, a Media Asset Management system (Editshare) which ensures a seamless tapeless workflow and provides network storage for your work. There is a fully independent talk back system to all studio areas. You can expect to use industry standard equipment such as vision mixers, sound mixing consoles, a chroma key infinity wall, and fully populated motorised lighting rigs. Media editing booths are also available, equipped with software such as Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere) and After Effects.


      Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.


      Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

      Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.


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      Year 1

      Compulsory modules:

      MED1448Moving Image Production: Single Camera (20 credits)

      Moving Image Production: Single Camera develops your ability in relation to collaborative working and the professional practices and processes involved in managing a single camera production, from pre-production to post-production stage. The module provides you with the opportunity to combine the technical skills of camera operation, lighting, sound, editing and aesthetic considerations in the production of a piece of creative work. Operating within the conventions of fiction or factual production, you will work as part of a production team for some of this module, while also being required to work independently to develop and produce a range of documents that inform the production of the final moving image product.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MED1462Narrative Storytelling (20 credits)

      Narrative Storytelling recognises that good stories are at the heart of all television. This can be the story of the sloth (who ideally wants to stay put) making their painful way through the Madagascan forest to find their mate as Planet Earth II (BBC One, 2016) gave us, or the story of a mafia boss whose job is making him increasingly anxious (The Sopranos, HBO, 1999-2007). What these short summaries indicate is that often at the heart of the stories themselves lie key conflicts that are developed around key oppositional pairs. These conflicts are often played out in central characters, or sometimes in opposing ones or groups, such as the Starks versus the Lannister’s in Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011-2019). In this module, you will learn the basics of how stories on television work, develop your own ideas for scenes and overarching narratives, and consider some of the specifics such as notions of segmentation, serialisation, and series versus serials. The module will help you to understand that narratives are always developed for an audience and will therefore focus on the more prosaic side of script development, namely understanding broadcasters/platforms and other logistical elements of script preparation.

      Assessment: Coursework: 25%, Practical(s): 75%.

      MED1460Studio Practice (20 credits)

      Studio Practice introduces the practices and processes of working in a production studio environment. A series of hands-on interactive production boot-camps will introduce the core skills required for a television production, providing you with an understanding of how to operate professionally and collaboratively to produce a project in a studio context. You will also experience a series of workshops and lectures that are designed to develop practical skills for key technical roles. Through the process of creating short group productions, you will gain an understanding of the basic principles of studio craft including how to communicate professionally and efficiently with fellow crew, how to recognise hazards and minimise risks on the studio floor, and how to demonstrate an awareness of procedures through the creation of relevant production documentation.

      Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

      MED1445Working in Creative Industries (20 credits)

      Working in Creative Industries introduces you to the various sub-sectors of the constantly changing and evolving media and creative industries. The module will develop your knowledge and understanding of economic and policy concepts as well as issues within the context of the media and creative industries. The aim is to develop your understanding of contemporary media settings, from industrial to political, scholarly and practical. You will examine the television, film, animation, music, print, performing arts and online digital industries while also developing research skills.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      You will select two of the following optional modules:

      MED1446Global Popular Culture (20 credits)

      Global Popular Culture introduces you to a range of popular culture products and processes and encourages you to reflect on the relationship between national and global consumption and reception. As such, the module will examine elements of pop-culture from a variety of nations and facilitate discussions of culture, popular culture and global and national markets and trends. You will be encouraged to explore areas around convergence, the diversity of experience and the reception of popular culture.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      MED1456I, Filmmaker (20 credits)

      I, Filmmaker offers a creative and reflective space for you to explore means of self-expression in the medium of film. The module recognises that film has a central role in visual cultures in claiming and understanding identity. British cinema culture has historically celebrated personal filmmaking and creativity with movements such as the Free Cinema group claiming that ‘no film can be too personal’. It is important for you to recognise the impact of your own identity on your filmmaking and to acquire a broad knowledge of the concept of the personal filmmaker and the auteur. The module will help you to develop a perspective on your own ‘life journey’ and reflect on your identity in a range of contexts. The traits of personal filmmaking will be explored across a range of critical case studies, with the opportunity to workshop various means of developing your cinematic voice, before planning and producing your own short film. The aim is to guide you in becoming an imaginative, self-aware filmmaker who is confident in expressing themselves through film.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      MED1447Photography (20 credits)

      Photography covers the basics in digital camera use and post-production, semiotic and photography theory. As practical knowledge of camera equipment and composition are required to fully exploit the creative possibilities of visual media, this module is designed to develop your camera skills, technical competence, and understanding of composition and photography. It concentrates on the principles of stills photography and develops your understanding of the photographic image that will be fundamental in developing knowledge and understanding for all visual communication. You will learn how to use digital photographic cameras and consider composition, framing, colour and post-production. The module also outlines how to ‘read’ photographs and use theoretical models (semiotics) to underpin your understanding. All work will be undertaken using digital technology and basic training in the use of cameras and Adobe Photoshop will be provided. No previous experience is required, and all equipment will be provided by the University.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MED1461TV History: From Analogue to Streaming (20 credits)

      TV History: From Analogue to Streaming questions whether conventional television is finished. It also asks whether we are all streaming Netflix, why so many people are concerned about the BBC potentially becoming a subscription service, and why there are calls to regulate streaming services more effectively. This module provides a historical perspective, but it also gives answers to the questions that affect what is happening now. Looking back to where television started and how it was shaped over the years allows us to form a better understanding of reactions to current developments, enabling us to evaluate the developments from a more informed, and perhaps more critical, stand point. You will investigate the early beginnings of broadcasting under John Reith, move onto the post-war development of television, and examine the ‘cosy duopoly’ that existed until the 1980s between the licence-fee funded BBC and the commercially funded ITV. The module will then continue to look at the explosion of channels from the latter 1980s through to the current so-called ‘multiplatform’ age. While the focus will be on the history of television in the UK, the close relationship between British and American broadcasting will be acknowledged, as will the role of British broadcasting across the rest of the world. The increasing convergence of the industries of broadcasting (radio and television), film and new media will also be examined.

      Assessment: Coursework: 65%, Practical(s): 35%.

      You have the option to learn a language and study Arabic, French, German, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish as an integral part of this degree. A single Language module can be studied in Year 1 instead of one of the optional modules above.

      TLC1010Language 1 (20 credits)

      TLC1010 Language 1 is ideal if you want to learn a new language, or further develop your current language skills, as an integrated element of your degree. You can study French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish (subject to minimum numbers for your preferred language). Delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, the module will be taught in an interactive, communicative manner, using authentic materials in the target language. Emphasis will be placed on all four areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will play an active role in the weekly two-hour classes, engaging in role-plays, short conversations, videos, authentic texts and listening materials. You will also be encouraged to reflect on your own learning needs. On enrolment to the module, you will complete a language induction form and be placed into a language level group appropriate for your prior knowledge of your chosen language. Please note, while we will endeavour to accommodate varying language levels per module, this is not always possible. While you can join the module with some prior experience of your target language, you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in.

      Assessment: Coursework: 85%, Practical(s): 15%.

      Year 2

      Compulsory modules:

      MED2328Cultural Representations and the Media (20 credits)

      Cultural Representations and the Media recognises that all media messages are representational constructions. The module enables you to gain a better understanding of the cultural and ideological constructions associated with representation. It also explores the politics of representation and systems of power. You will be asked to consider how to define representation, how representation functions within contemporary media and culture, and what role stereotypes play in the construction of reality and identity. You will analyse a series of key representational issues linked to themes such as gender, class, ethnicity, sexuality and national identity, to gain a better understanding of the cultural and ideological construction of, and politics associated with, representation. Studying cultural representations across a range of different media forms, you will gain the knowledge and understanding of various representational systems and theories in a variety of different contexts.

      Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

      MED2361Factual Self Shooter (20 credits)

      Factual Self Shooter offers you the opportunity to individually research, develop and produce a short factual audiovisual artefact. The module will provide you with experience of the technical, creative, organisational and administrative demands involved in factual production. Using a range of equipment suitable for specific locations and contexts, you will apply professional practice techniques in the production of your work. Areas of specific focus will be the planning and management of projects, identifying appropriate resources, and working within a range of technical specifications and regulations for a variety of delivery outcomes and scenarios. On completion, the material produced could be considered for submission to a festival, competition or for exhibition via an alternative platform.

      Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

      MED2327Production Research and Management (20 credits)

      Production Research and Management develops your understanding of the role of the TV researcher and the skills required to effectively manage film and TV projects. The module provides you with the frameworks needed to organise, plan and co-ordinate the production of television programmes and explains how to undertake relevant background research. Subjects covered will include sourcing suitable contributors, finding angles to stories and discovering how to quickly build an extensive bank of knowledge and contacts. Research procedures, including copyright, data protection, public liability and how to comply with regulatory requirements will be included. You will also learn about legal and ethical considerations of television research, especially when sensitive or contentious issues are involved. In addition to this, the need for diplomacy and sensitivity when working with contributors and crew members will be explored, as well as group dynamics.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      You will select three of the following optional modules:

      MED2332Branded Content (20 credits)

      Branded Content will enhance your knowledge and understanding of the creative industries, running alongside the traditional television model, and develop your skills in producing high-quality and relevant branded content. Over the past decade there has been an enormous increase in the range, volume and quality of additional content produced by the media industries. Content such as second-screen apps, websites, webisodes, social media feeds, video extras, additional behind-the-scenes footage, online games and interactive promotions have added to the depth and richness of film and television as audience experiences. The module will develop practical skills in the conception, management and production of additional content, enabling you to create and design your own digital media content, fusing creativity with a brand message for integrated campaigns across a range of media platforms. You will learn about the broader contexts of transmedia/ancillary screen content and use this knowledge to inform your practice.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MED2344Cinema at the Edge (20 credits)

      Cinema at the Edge introduces you to films that are often ‘at the edge’ aesthetically, politically and conceptually. They are often marginalised in academic film discourse because of their modes of production or content, perceptions of quality, and their manner of consumption which is often outside mainstream exhibition. The module introduces you to a range of films which push technical and aesthetic boundaries, challenge industry practice, and which disrupt established taste hierarchies. You will explore theoretical frameworks and concepts such as experimental, avant-garde, cult, trash and exploitation. The aim is to interrogate the oppositional relationship that exists between such cinema and mainstream filmmaking, investigate the contexts of production, circulation and reception, while analysing the challenges such films pose to ideas of morality, taste and propriety, hegemonic institutions and established conventions of filmmaking.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MED2347Genre Film (20 credits)

      Genre Film will develop your knowledge and experience of the technical, creative, organisational and practical demands involved in genre film production. Films are frequently categorised by their genre – for example, the repertory of attributes that differentiate a comedy or a road movie from a horror film or a Bollywood musical. Most of the films produced by the world’s film industries fall within these recognisable popular genres, which are enjoyed both for the repetition of the familiar, but also for the novel changes to recognised formulae. Filmmaking in the UK has nurtured some specific domestic genres, including the ‘Hammer Horror’ and ‘Carry On’ films, and stamped its own impression on existing genres, for example the crime and gangster genre or the social problem film. Of relevance also is the way that independent filmmakers have challenged or actively transformed genre categories to give voices to ideas frequently denied expression. The overarching theme of this module is the development of the creative processes in relation to genre. You will be introduced to the conventions of the genre film and experiment with techniques. The relationships between technical, creative and aesthetic choices will be considered in relation to the real-world issues of market practices.

      Assessment: Coursework: 30%, Practical(s): 70%.

      MED2330Pods and Vlogs (20 credits)

      Pods and Vlogs recognises that the internet has fundamentally challenged the gatekeepers of old mainstream media in the creation, production and distribution of media texts. The internet has destabilised the publishing industry, for example, with the rise of social media, while YouTube and Netflix have challenged the primacy of broadcasting networks. The access to new audiences by grassroots media producers has developed ‘many to many’ modes of distribution, which subverts the traditional broadcasting model of ‘one to many’. Immersing you in a critical evaluation of the production processes of citizen media in the age of the internet, this module will challenge you to think critically about the role of platforms like YouTube, podcasting, blogs and social media. It will concentrate on an analysis of key theoretical frameworks including participation, disintermediation, fandoms and non-mainstream media.

      Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

      MED2360Production Placement (20 credits)

      Production Placement develops essential employability skills through preparation for, and the completion of, a collaborative working practice with a third party from either the creative industries, the arts, the charitable or voluntary sectors. You will gain enhanced awareness of graduate employment opportunities, receive insight into effective career planning and preparation activities, and be able to explore a creative specialism in depth while furthering your understanding of personal development, self-promotion and reflection. The module will culminate with your contribution to the production of a media asset, or evidenced set of tasks, and ensure your awareness of the media jobs market is up-to-date

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MED2362Sound and Music in Broadcast Media (20 credits)

      Sound and Music in Broadcast Media. This is a new module. Further information will be available soon.

      If you studied a Language module in Year 1, or if you can demonstrate equivalent knowledge, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 2. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional modules above.

      TLC2000Language 2 (20 credits)

      TLC2000 Language 2 enables you to build on and develop your previous language knowledge in French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish. You must have either studied the prior language module in the previous year of your degree or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge of your target language (though you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in). The language levels available will be determined by the continuation of corresponding groups from module TLC1010 Language 1. You will gain the language skills necessary to become a more proficient user of the language. Classes will be taught in an interactive and communicative manner using authentic materials to promote meaningful communication. They will be conducted in the target language as much as possible. Emphasis will be on speaking and listening, with appropriate attention also being paid to other communication skills. Other work will include a variety of tasks which may be completed in the Language Centre.

      Assessment: Coursework: 85%, Practical(s): 15%.

      Year 3

      Compulsory modules:

      MED3299Dissertation/Research Project (40 credits)

      Dissertation/Research Project offers you the opportunity to undertake an in-depth personal research project, under supervision, and explore a range of relevant research methodologies and presentational formats. You will gain a thorough knowledge of your chosen subject area and be expected to shape that knowledge to produce a final submission that demonstrates your ability to locate the material within the wider contexts of your discipline. The project will require the consideration and discussion of methodological and/or epistemological issues, as well as a reflection on the ethical implications of research. The dissertation will allow you to work independently, with a supervisor, to explore areas of contemporary academic interest, consider issues of current or historical industry practice, and critically analyse case studies or products within specific cultural and social contexts.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MED3296Multicamera Production (20 credits)

      Multicamera Production offers you the opportunity to refine your editorial judgement within the production and post-production process, focus exclusively on the role of your choice, and produce a complex multicamera production for a specific audience in a designated format. The content should include live recorded material, pre-recorded inserts, graphics, audio and post-production packaging. The module will allow you to demonstrate that you have the skills to operate at a professional level within the television industries, by undertaking a television project of significant size and scope that will test your application of knowledge and your professional and creative potential. This will take the form of a group piece of work, enabling you to exhibit a great deal of creativity and flexibility and achieve professional standards, while also creating a substantial piece of work you can use as evidence when entering the creative industries.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MED3300Multi Camera Production Management (20 credits)

      Multi Camera Production Management offers you the opportunity to plan and production manage a multi-camera production. The craft skills of production and location management will be developed, providing a technical framework for you to apply to your own ideas. The module will be delivered through practical learning both on set and on location, complemented by a series of masterclasses by industry professionals. You will be immersed in pre- production planning and develop the ability to create professional standard production documentation. The role of the production manager requires excellent organisational skills, a keen eye for budgets, persuasive negotiation skills and the ability to act as a collaborator with directors, producers, cinematographers and designers. This module offers you the opportunity to build on these attributes within your own practice.

      Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

      MED3301Personal Portfolio (20 credits)

      Personal Portfolio enables you to formulate an industry related profile for presentation and employment purposes, using creative material that you have originated, collected and produced. The module will encourage you to identify and reflect upon your own achievements and potential. Working independently and with tutors, you will plan and shape your own personal profile and career strategy. You will benefit from industry-specific advice and guidance on producing an CV, hone your presentation planning and technique, and engage in simulated interview scenarios. You will also gain an insight into developing your own online presence and producing a range of media assets for marketing and branding purposes. The module will be underpinned by professional practice in relation to promotional techniques and strategies deployed by creative industries professionals and freelancers.

      Assessment: Coursework: 40%, Practical(s): 60%.

      You will select one of the following optional modules:

      MED3286Cinema and Identity (20 credits)

      Cinema and Identity explores typical representations of race, gender and sexuality in American and European screen productions, providing you with the skills and knowledge to investigate the politics of representation and to identify white, patriarchal, heterosexist ideologies in much mainstream film in the western world. Critical thinking in screen studies has been profoundly influenced by new approaches to racial representation, feminism and gender theory from the 1970s onwards, revealing both dominant and oppositional constructions of race, gender and sexuality. This module introduces certain aspects of feminist, black, gender, gay, lesbian and queer theory that have informed contemporary screen studies. You will investigate the politics of representation in these areas in relation to identity, consider groundbreaking productions in which conventions have been subverted, and examine case studies of key influential practitioners who have challenged mainstream representation and its consumers. The module owns a distinct political agenda, expecting you to become critically responsive to forms of prejudice and oppression in a range of screen contexts.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      MED3277Media Futures (20 credits)

      Media Futures enables you to study contemporary media practices, the impact of technology on the creative industries, developments in global and local media, and the changing paradigms of media production and audience consumption. Contemporary media develops rapidly as new technologies are tested, explored and marketed and old ones gain new functions. This module, which is flexible to enable coverage of emerging trends, will engage you with the dominant themes which are present within the media and culture industries. You will develop a critical awareness of key themes including social experience and the shaping of media forms, as well as access, participation and engagement and the relationship between private and public spheres. By considering these themes through a range of different theories and research, you will discover a variety of approaches to enhance your understanding of a rapidly expanding frontier of creative and cultural practice.

      Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

      MED3298Short Films for Curious Minds (20 credits)

      Short Films for Curious Minds requires the development and production of factual content for potential multi-platform delivery. Following a live brief simulation, you will develop practice-based skills in research, production and post-production on a module that culminates in the delivery of a piece of factual audio-visual content. You will produce thought-provoking factual content that aims to challenge and inform the audience, while presenting ideas in a digital-friendly and engaging way. Content for the films could include live and library footage, audio, still images and motion graphics. The module enables you to take ownership of a practical project, employ creative and aesthetic judgement in the selection of content, apply principles of editorial narrative development. and enhance your practice-based skills in research, production and post-production.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      If you studied Language modules in Years 1 and 2, or if you can demonstrate equivalent knowledge, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 3. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional modules above.

      TLC3000Language 3 (20 credits)

      TLC3000 Language 3 further enhances your language skills in French, German, Arabic, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish and introduces you to a new culture and way of life. It is suitable if you have studied the prior language module in the previous year of your degree or if you can demonstrate equivalent knowledge of your target language (though you will not be able to study a language you are already fluent or proficient in). The language levels available will be determined by the continuation of corresponding groups from module TLC2000 Language 2. You will develop language skills to a level of proficiency that will enable you to spend time living or working abroad. Classes will be conducted as much as possible in the target language. They will be taught in an interactive, communicative manner, using authentic materials in the target language. Emphasis will be on speaking and listening, with appropriate attention also being paid to other skills. Other work will include a variety of tasks which may be completed in the Language Centre.

      Assessment: Coursework: 85%, Practical(s): 15%.

      Entry Criteria

      Entry Requirements

      Typical offer 112-120 UCAS Tariff points. The study or experience of Creative Arts subjects, for example Art, Graphics or Media, is preferred.

      If you apply to join this degree and do not meet the UCAS Tariff requirements, we may invite you to submit a portfolio of work as evidence of your suitability for the programme.

      Example Offers

      Some examples of how you can achieve 112-120 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

      • A Level: BBC-BBB;
      • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
      • T Level: Overall grade of Merit;
      • International Baccalaureate (IB): We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points. Subject-specific requirements at Higher Level (HL) Grade 5 may apply;
      • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit or 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

      Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

      If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

      For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit

      EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at

      International students should visit for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

      English Language Requirements

      International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

      If your current level of English is half a band or one band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

      Career Prospects

      What are my career prospects?

      You will be well placed to embark on a diverse range of career paths. Along with the television and film industries, the increased expansion of platforms developing and distributing digital content are good examples of contemporary work-based environments that would be open to you.

      Potential employment opportunities for graduates of this degree include producing and managing social media content, project management roles, and positions within marketing and branded content.

      How can I enhance my employability?

      It is useful to consider, even before you apply, how you will spend your time while studying and make the most of your university experience.

      Optional, additional activities may be available on this degree which could help to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career. These include:

      • Sandwich Years – you may have the opportunity to apply to complete a sandwich year placement, usually as the third year of a four year degree, and gain highly relevant work experience;
      • Studying Abroad – you may have the opportunity to apply to spend time studying or working abroad, usually as the third year of a four year degree, enabling you to immerse yourself in a different culture;
      • Learning a Language – you may be able to select language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, as an integral part of your degree (for which you will gain academic credits). Alternatively, it may be possible to participate in Language Steps classes as additional study.

      Please note, the availability of these additional activities cannot be guaranteed for all students. Depending on availability and the number of students wanting to participate, there may be a competitive application process for sandwich year placements or studying abroad opportunities or you may be required to secure a relevant placement yourself.


      Tuition Fees

      If you are a prospective student who will be joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2023/24, tuition fees are still to be announced. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.

      EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

      The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

      Financial Support

      Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this undergraduate degree can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the programme may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

      Further details of financial support arrangements for eligible UK students joining undergraduate degrees in academic year 2023/24 are still to be announced by the Government. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.

      EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals should ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Please see for further details.

      Financial support information for international students can be found at


      Ten scholarship winners sitting together in a lecture theatre at the Scholarship Awards Evening.Edge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time undergraduate students.

      These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

      To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit


      How to Apply

      If you wish to study full-time, apply online through UCAS at Visit to find out more about the application process.

      If you wish to study part-time, apply directly to Edge Hill University at

      Further information for international students about how to apply is available at

      Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at

      Visit Us

      If you are considering applying to study at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into student life is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day. You can view dates and book your place at

      Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, you can find out more about our full range of events for prospective students, including campus tours and virtual activities, at

      Request a Prospectus

      If you would like to explore our full range of degrees before you apply, you can order an undergraduate prospectus at

      Get in Touch

      If you have any questions about this programme or what it’s like to study at Edge Hill University, please contact:

      International students should visit or email [email protected] with any queries about overseas study.

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