BA (Hons) Film Studies with Film Production

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Overview

UCAS Code:P3W6
Course Length:3 Years Full-Time
Start Dates:September 2019, September 2020
Department:Department of Media
Location:Edge Hill University
Clearing & Adjustment:Places Available
  • Combine an in-depth analysis of film genres with practical experience in some of the best facilities in the North West;
  • Develop expertise in moving image production;
  • Project work, film festival trips and industry guest speakers are all key parts of the learning process.

This course offers you exciting opportunities to explore more than 100 years of film. It allows you to add practical experience to an academic degree, offering both an intensive intellectual experience and the chance to learn the skills necessary for moving image production. Approximately two-thirds of your degree comprises textual study, research and the acquisition of academic skills, in addition to the development of a broad range of transferable skills that help make you highly employable. One third of your degree encompasses practical workshops and projects which develop skills in filmmaking, production design, scriptwriting, logistics and project management.

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  • Hannah Moulder

    BA (Hons) Film Studies with Film Production
    During my time at Edge Hill I've worked for the BBC, been shortlisted for an internship with documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield and attended the Lodz Film Festival in Poland.
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In Depth

What will I study?

Year 1 offers modules which give you the language and skills needed to examine, interpret and write about films. You will examine different films each week, gradually developing your skills in critical analysis. You will also discover the rich history of film and be introduced to several important critical concepts such as auterism, genre theory, Marxism, feminism and postmodernism. In addition you will take a compulsory module in moving image production.

The modules in Year 2 develop and broaden your understanding of film by examining the nature of film genres, the concept of the film author and representations of gender, race and sexuality on the big screen. You will also study the documentary form and produce your own documentary and short film as part of a small crew.

In Year 3 you will conduct an in-depth study of film adaptations, and study how a range of texts are translated into film. You will compose a dissertation on a topic of your own choice, working with a supervisor throughout the final year of the degree, and select from a range of modules exploring themes such as cult cinema, animation and the cinema, cinema and national identity, film exhibition, and non-Western cinema case study. In addition, you will conduct a supervised large scale production project to demonstrate your organisational and production skills.

How will I study?

Lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations and group work are supplemented by guest speakers (directors, editors, writers, producers), a dynamic programme of screenings, and cinema and studio-related field trips. You will be allocated a personal tutor, who will offer you as much support as you require. As well as multiple film screenings that form part of your studies, you also have access to ‘Free Film Fridays’ with screenings of great films on a big screen in our Studio Theatre.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments are varied, ranging from traditional essays to film reviews, film and television production projects, critical readings of film extracts under class test conditions, and oral presentations.

Who will be teaching me?

Our programme is staffed by dedicated and enthusiastic film lecturers and tutors, who are not only actively publishing or producing their own work but are also continually revising their modules to ensure they reflect the latest research.

A Great Study Environment

Students record in the TV studio, with a team of presenters facing a film crew, with a lighting rig above their heads.The Department of Media is based in Creative Edge, a state-of-the-art £17m building offering highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for creative media students.

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.

As a student in the Department of Media, you will benefit from our 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 also 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 available, equipped with software such as Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere) and After Effects.

You may have the opportunity to help bring Liverpool’s Sound City music festival to life. As part of an innovative partnership, Film and Television students at Edge Hill University are invited to film and edit footage of performances to create high quality videos of bands which are used by Liverpool Sound City to promote the festival worldwide.

You may also wish to get involved with the Edge Hill Students Union’s online media platform, Vibe Media. This offers many different opportunities for you to volunteer and gain experience of working within a media environment, whether as a DJ or TV presenter, organising marketing and events, or reviewing the latest films or album releases.

We offer a range of enhancement and placement opportunities through our links with industry and a range of film festivals. A range of trips and visits are also organised, for example to the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York, to broaden your experience and enable you to attend masterclasses by industry professionals.

Modules

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Year 1

FLM1020How to Read a Film: Sound and Image (20 credits)

How to Read a Film: Sound and Image gives you the language and skills needed to examine, interpret and write about films, examining a different film in depth each week. The module is full of truly valuable activities, advice and guidance in becoming an efficient reader of film. It will equip you with an analytical vocabulary and knowledge and emphasise the stylistic aspects of film analysis. Particular attention will be paid to moving image and sound interpretation, the acquisition of a pertinent critical vocabulary, and methods by which cinematic sequences can be analysed.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

FLM1022World Cinemas: Europe (20 credits)

World Cinemas: Europe introduces you to a range of European cinemas and looks at specific, significant national cinemas and directors that have either helped to establish a national cinema or have played an influential role in the industry globally. You will examine a range of key texts within their cultural, social, political and historical contexts, learning about significant developments and influences within and across cinema cultures.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

FLM1023Cinema in Context: 1945-Present (20 credits)

Cinema in Context: 1945-Present provides you with an essential overview of the historical and technological development of film from the end of the Second World War to the present day, concentrating on significant moments, movements and styles. Cinematic production, style, technique and content are all assessed in context, enabling you to recognise the importance of studying film history. You will consider a range of films and eras from American, British and European cinema.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

FLM1024How to Read a Film: Approaches (20 credits)

How to Read a Film: Approaches takes you a step further into critical, analytical and theoretical spheres, examining films in close detail and discovering some of the many significant academic and critical approaches to the cinema. You will be introduced to several important critical concepts such as structuralism, post-structuralism, Marxism, feminism and postmodernism.


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

MED1431Media Production 1 (20 credits)

Media Production 1 introduces you to basic audio-visual equipment for video projects, techniques and aesthetics. By understanding the creative potential and the technical operation of the audio-visual equipment and technology, you will be better able to generate feasible ideas, plan shoots, create storyboards and relate shooting to editing. The module introduces you to technical theory and the professional language of camera operation, lighting, sound recording and editing. You will develop the relevant technical skills in order to be able develop, produce and complete, in collaboration, a short factual film.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED1432Media Production 2 (20 credits)

Media Production 2 focuses on fiction projects and further develops your technical skills. You will gain an understanding of a variety of production roles including cinematographer, producer, director, sound recordist, editor and scriptwriter. You will be asked to contribute in more than one role as you collaborate as part of a team to produce a short fiction film.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

Language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, are available to study as an integral part of this degree. A single Language module can be studied instead of either FLM1022 World Cinemas: Europe or FLM1023 Cinema in Context: 1945-Present.

Year 2

MED2311Welcome to the Real World: Documentary Production (20 credits)

Welcome to the Real World: Documentary Production provides you with the opportunity to research, develop and produce a short documentary film that could be considered for submission to a festival or competition or for exhibition over an alternative platform. The modules enables you to gain crucial experience of the technical, creative, organisational and administrative demands involved in documentary production and engage you in real-world documentary storytelling techniques. You will be encouraged to experiment, creatively express yourself and attend workshops that focus on the development of creative practices and processes. The relationships between technical, creative and aesthetic choices will be considered in relation to the real-world issues of budget constraints and financing as you work from a tutor-directed brief.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED2313Short Film Production (20 credits)

Short Film Production is designed to give you the opportunity to make your own short film for submission to a festival or competition or for exhibition over an alternative platform. The overarching theme of the module is the development of your understanding of creativity and the creative, technical, organisational and administrative processes involved in film production.  The digital short genre gives filmmakers the opportunity to test out ideas or tell a story within the confines of a limited run-time. The relationships between technical, creative and aesthetic choices will be considered in relation to the ‘real-world’ issues of budget constraints and financing. You may adapt an existing story or work from an original idea.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

You will select two of the following modules:

FLM2034Identity and Representation (20 credits)

Identity and Representation is a challenging and provocative module that studies how certain identities have been represented on the screen throughout cinema’s history, highlighting both prejudice and groundbreaking resistance to the norm.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

FLM2036Realism and the Cinema (20 credits)

Realism and the Cinema asks some fundamental questions about realism, truth and bias in film. You will consider what makes a ‘realistic’ film, what the key realist film movements are, and what we understand ‘real’ to mean. The module examines issues concerning realism, objectivity, subjectivity, the viewer’s relationship to the screen and the illusion of the real in realist cinemas, observational and non-fiction media. Historically significant realist film movements will be explored in some depth.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

FLM2037Film Genre (20 credits)

Film Genre critically examines the functions and forms of film genres in their socio-historical contexts, while also introducing you to genre theory and additional approaches relevant to genre analysis. You will consider the conventions and expectations associated with a range of film genres, enabling you, through critical analysis, to become familiar with the concept of ideology and its encoding within film. The module also provides the opportunity to learn how and why certain stylistic, thematic and ideological consistencies and changes have occurred in film genres.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

FLM2038Film Genre Case Study (20 credits)

Film Genre Case Study enables you to critically engage in a detailed and specifically theorised study of a key American film genre. It is likely that you will be offered one Hollywood genre from a range of possibilities including, perhaps, the musical, the horror film, or science fiction cinema. Although the precise case study for the module may change with staffing and with staff interests, the objectives will remain consistent. You will encounter both genre theory and more specific genre criticism, identifying conventions and ideological frameworks at various stages in your chosen genre’s history.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED2300The Soundtrack: Film Music and Sound (20 credits)

The Soundtrack: Film Music and Sound focuses on the soundtrack as an integral way of understanding film. It can tell us something about characters, space, place and time but, further to this, it can also stimulate a feeling, a mood. It can help to determine what we see and how we see it, informing and touching audiences at an emotional and sensory level, in ways that visual elements alone cannot achieve. Yet, despite its integral role in the filmmaking process, the soundtrack is often arguably seen as too technical, ineffable or complex to articulate. It does not lend itself to formal textual analysis in quite as straightforward a manner as the film image. This module presents a clear consideration of film music and sound by providing a critical survey of its history, technical processes, aesthetics and key theoretical approaches in order to elucidate its expressive and narrative potential.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED2316Fact to Fiction: Key Debates (20 credits)

Fact to Fiction: Key Debates engages with key ideas regarding film and television in relation to the factual and fictional representation of the world. The module emphasises that fact and fiction are part of a scale of representations which include documentary formats, reality television, drama documentaries, dramatisations of factual content, and fiction films and television drama. It examines the impact of new technologies on how ‘the real’ is constructed and highlights changes to the concept of ‘witness’ (Ellis 2000) due to an increase in mobile recording technologies.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED2320History on Screen (20 credits)

History on Screen looks at how British, American and German cinemas respectively have represented the historical period up to 1945 on screen, using a combination of contemporary and retrospective film productions. The module will thus explore not only the nature of cinematic representation in general, but also how each nation in turn constructs, or indeed, in the particular case of Germany, reconstructs, national identity through the prism of its past.


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

You will select two of the following modules:

FLM2035Censorship and the Cinema (20 credits)

Censorship and the Cinema enables you to learn about and debate the power relationships between industry, audience and censor during such happenings as the imposition of the Production Code in Hollywood during the 1930s and the Video Nasty scare in Britain in the 1980s.


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

MED2301Screen Criticism, Journalism and Social Media (20 credits)

Screen Criticism, Journalism and Social Media is an innovative module which introduces you to the history and theory of screen criticism. The module equips you with an appreciation of the coexistence of different approaches to the analysis, evaluation and appreciation of the moving image by producing and learning to disseminate your own critical written, audio or audiovisual pieces. You will be encouraged to reflect critically on different media of film criticism (newspapers, magazines, academic journals, the internet, television) and on the current state of screen criticism in the context of social media.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED2318Spectacles, Bodies and Other Pleasures: Concepts in Television, Animation and Film (20 credits)

Spectacles, Bodies and Other Pleasures: Concepts in Television, Animation and Film is centred on how animation, television and film are in a constant process of change. This evolution is partially determined by new technologies which is reflected in contemporary media theory. The module brings these theories together by focusing on contemporary discourses grounded in the critical concepts of spectacle, postmodernism, affect and visuality. It will thus draw attention to the increased emphasis on aesthetics in film and television theory, the ideas of spectacle and the centrality of the body to the experience of different media. You will be introduced to a range of critical methodologies including textual analysis and theory-based close reading.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

If you studied a Language module in Year 1, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 2. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of either FLM2035 Censorship and the Cinema, MED2301 Screen Criticism, Journalism and Social Media or MED2308 Spectacles, Bodies and Other Pleasures: Concepts in Television, Animation and Film.

Year 3

MED3275Dissertation (40 credits)

Dissertation offers you the opportunity to undertake an in-depth personal research project, under supervision, and explore a range of research methodologies and presentational formats appropriate to the project. You will gain a thorough knowledge of your chosen subject area and will 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 module will enable 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%.

You will select two of the following modules:

FLM3022Cinema and National Identity (20 credits)

Cinema and National Identity investigates and debates issues of national identity and representation. Currently, the cinemas examined are Australian and New Zealand cinemas, and debates cover both theoretical and cultural concerns including gender, race and landscape.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

FLM3023Cult Cinema (20 credits)

Cult Cinema introduces you to films that are often marginalised in academic film discourse as a consequence of their modes of production, content or manner of consumption. The module theoretically explores the interrelated concepts of ‘cult’, ‘trash’ and ‘exploitation’ cinema.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

FLM3027Animation and the Cinema (20 credits)

Animation and the Cinema provides a critical and historical overview of animation on film, encompassing mainstream, political and avant-garde forms and styles. The module encourages an appreciation of diverse animations from around the globe.


Assessment: Written Exam(s): 30%, Practical(s): 70%.

FLM3030Text to Screen 1: Approaches to Film Adaptation (20 credits)

Text to Screen 1: Approaches to Film Adaptation reflects on how a large proportion of films are the results of adaptations, such as from a novel, a short story or graphic novel. The module examines a range of examples, familiarising you with the mechanics of the adaptation process and looking at the influences, restrictions and motivations in the adaptation of stories to the screen.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

FLM3031Text to Screen 2: Adaptation, Culture and Transmedia (20 credits)

Text to Screen 2: Adaptation, Culture and Transmedia introduces you to the phenomenon of film adaptation and to the critical discourses necessary for understanding that phenomenon. The module familiarises you with a variety of narrative forms (including the novel, the short story, sequential art and the interactive text) and how these are adapted for the cinema. You will also consider external factors that may influence the adaptation process, including the presence of auteur directors, the franchise and genre considerations.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED3260Independent Production 1 (20 credits)

Independent Production 1 enables you to apply critical and creative thinking skills to an advanced level. The module aims to facilitate your development of the creative industries’ gold standard of production: visionary inventiveness combined with advanced industry acumen. During the module, you can expect to typically work in production groups and to a live brief. You will be responsible for generating, developing and pitching a creative project idea, aimed at a specific audience and distribution platform. You might also work to develop individual and role-specific research material for the generation of a research portfolio. Throughout the module, there will be a strong requirement for the application of industry-standard practices such as proficiency in planning, organisation, management, creativity and flexibility, ensuring you have the opportunity to both extend and hone a valuable skills base and to critically reflect upon your work.


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

MED3261Independent Production 2 (20 credits)

Independent Production 2 is a practice-based module which offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the production processes of a substantial audio-visual project. Working in production groups, you can typically expect to be working to a live brief to plan and produce a substantial media product. This module thus aims to support the advanced development of cohesive team-work and independent learning as you demonstrate the ability to work effectively within a production group and show authorial individuality and leadership skills within role-defined parameters.


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

You will select two of the following modules:

FLM3029Film Curation, Exhibition and Festivals (20 credits)

Film Curation, Exhibition and Festivals introduces you to the theoretical and practical aspects of film curation, exhibition and festivals. Covering the development of film exhibition and the practicalities of curating film programmes and festivals, you will participate in a critical, applied exploration of this lively sector. This innovative module draws on the expertise of visiting professionals such as film curators, film festival programmers, film archivists and the rigorous scholarship of film academics. It provides you with the opportunity to engage with partners outside of the classroom environment and undertake case studies.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

FLM3032Non-Western Cinema Case Study (20 credits)

Non-Western Cinema Case Study explores an example of non-Western, non-English speaking cinema. This is currently Japanese cinema. The module investigates the cinematic, textual and ideological factors of Japanese films, both old and new, and considers global influences and effects. Focus is also placed on the interconnections between nation and cinema, thereby engaging you with themes of identity, globalisation, hybridity and cultural difference within the context of cinema as a global medium. You will assess how Japanese cinema is positioned in relation to Hollywood and reflect on the complexity of global relationships between differing national cinemas.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED3234American Independent Cinema (20 credits)

American Independent Cinema focuses on the industrial and economic dimensions of independent film production, distribution and exhibition. The module covers the development and changes in the American independent film sector from the late 1970s, looking at the growth of indie cinema and later Indiewood. In looking at the various dimensions of independent finance, production, distribution and exhibition, the module critically explores the very definitions of independence and the ways in which it has been conceptualised in relation to film.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

MED3235Contemporary European Cinema (20 credits)

Contemporary European Cinema explores the landscape of 21st century cinema in Europe by examining the films produced across the continent. Initially, the module will pose the question of what European cinema might be. You will then explore the national cinema paradigm in Europe, authorship in Europe, and major pan-European themes and aesthetics. By means of close textual analysis, the module will explore the similarities and contrasts that emerge between the nations and across the continent as a whole, and conclude with consideration of whether we can say with any certainty that a ‘European’ cinema exists.


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

If you studied Language modules in Years 1 and 2, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 3. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of either FLM3029 Film Curation, Exhibition and Festivals, FLM3032 Non-Western Cinema Case Study, MED3234 American Independent Cinema or MED3235 Contemporary European Cinema.

Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements.

Timetables

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.

Disclaimer

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.

Entry Criteria 2019/20

Entry Requirements

Typical offer 120 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

Example Offers

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

  • A Level: BBB;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 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.

As long as 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 the Welsh Baccalaureate and 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 www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international 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 lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

Are there any alternative ways to meet the entry requirements?

If you have the ability to study for a degree but lack the necessary qualifications or confidence, our Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education course could be for you. This free, seven-week programme provides a great opportunity to enhance your study skills and subject knowledge and demonstrate that you are ready to study a particular subject with us, in lieu of achieving the UCAS Tariff points in the entry criteria.

Upon successful completion of a Fastrack course, you will be well placed to progress onto a corresponding Edge Hill University degree, although additional entry requirements may apply and the availability of specific programmes cannot be guaranteed. For more information, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/fastrack.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’).

Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

Entry Criteria 2020/21

Entry Requirements

Typical offer 112-120 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

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);
  • 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.

As long as 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 the Welsh Baccalaureate and 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 www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international 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 lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

Are there any alternative ways to meet the entry requirements?

If you have the ability to study for a degree but lack the necessary qualifications or confidence, our Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education course could be for you. This free, seven-week programme provides a great opportunity to enhance your study skills and subject knowledge and demonstrate that you are ready to study a particular subject with us, in lieu of achieving the UCAS Tariff points in the entry criteria.

Upon successful completion of a Fastrack course, you will be well placed to progress onto a corresponding Edge Hill University degree, although additional entry requirements may apply and the availability of specific programmes cannot be guaranteed. For more information, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/fastrack.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’).

Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

Career Prospects

What are my career prospects?

You will be well placed to progress to a career in independent filmmaking, TV production, journalism, project management, specialised film schools, project management, film programming, further study, the media and creative industries, marketing, social media, teaching (further training required) and research.

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;
  • Erasmus+ and Study 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.

Finance

Tuition Fees

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2019/20, the tuition fee will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20 are £12,000 per annum.

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2020/21, 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. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2020/21 are £12,250 per annum.

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 and EU students joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2019/20 can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20 may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2019/20, together with details of how to apply for potential funding, please view our Money Matters 2019/20 guide at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradfinance2019.

Financial support arrangements for eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2020/21 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.

Financial support information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.

Scholarships

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.

Additional scholarships, which you may qualify to receive, reward outstanding grades and are available to eligible UK and EU students.

To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/scholarships.

Apply

How to Apply

Apply online through UCAS at www.ucas.com.

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Further information for international students about how to apply is available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyinternational.

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 www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

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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 www.edgehill.ac.uk/opendays.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, you can find out more about all of our events for prospective students, including monthly campus tours, at www.edgehill.ac.uk/visitus.

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If you would like to explore our full range of degrees before you apply, you can order an undergraduate prospectus at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradprospectus.

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International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international or email international@edgehill.ac.uk with any queries about overseas study.

Course Changes

Expand All This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented in the past two years.

24th January 2019 - Change to Entry Requirements

112-120 UCAS Tariff points are required to join this programme with effect from September 2020 entry.

18th September 2018 - Change of Modules

The changes outlined below apply from September 2019 entry.

FLM1020 How to Read a Film: Sound and Image (20 credits) and FLM1024 How to Read a Film: Approaches (20 credits) replace FLM1011 How to Read a Film: Sound and Image (20 credits) and FLM1014 How to Read a Film: Approaches (20 credits) as compulsory modules in Year 1. MED1431 Media Production 1 (20 credits) and MED1432 Media Production 2 (20 credits) added as compulsory modules in Year 1. MED1208 Moving Image Production (20 credits) removed as a compulsory module in Year 1. FLM1022 World Cinemas: Europe (20 credits) replaces FLM1013 World Cinemas: Europe (20 credits) as an optional module in Year 1, with FLM1023 Cinema in Context: 1945-Present (20 credits) added as an optional module. MED1200 Scriptwriting (20 credits), MED1202 Sound for Picture (20 credits), FLM1016 World Cinemas: Beyond Europe (20 credits) and MED1417 Film and Television History and Contexts (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 1.

MED2311 Welcome to the Real World: Documentary Production (20 credits) and MED2313 Short Film Production (20 credits) replace MED2205 Welcome to the Real World: Documentary Production (20 credits) and MED2209 Digital Shorts (20 credits) as compulsory modules in Year 2. FLM2035 Censorship and the Cinema (20 credits) changes from compulsory to optional. FLM2036 Realism and the Cinema (20 credits), FLM2037 Film Genre (20 credits), FLM2038 Film Genre Case Study (20 credits), MED2316 Fact to Fiction: Key Debates (20 credits), MED2318 Spectacles, Bodies and Other Pleasures: Concepts in Television, Animation and Film (20 credits) and MED2320 History on Screen (20 credits) replace FLM2031 Realism and the Cinema (20 credits), FLM2030 Film Genre (20 credits), FLM2033 Film Genre Case Study (20 credits), MED2217 Fact to Fiction: Key Debates (20 credits), MED2227 Spectacles, Bodies and Other Pleasures: Concepts in Television, Animation and Film (20 credits) and MED2258 History on Screen (20 credits) as optional modules in Year 2. MED2300 The Soundtrack: Film Music and Sound (20 credits) and MED2301 Screen Criticism, Journalism and Social Media (20 credits) added as optional modules in Year 2. FLM2032 Film Authorship (20 credits) and MED2082 Creative Research Methods and Professional Ethics (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 2.

MED3275 Dissertation (40 credits) replaces FLM3024 Dissertation (40 credits) in Year 3 and changes from optional to compulsory. MED3260 Independent Production 1 (20 credits) and MED3261 Independent Production 2 (20 credits) added as optional modules in place of the previously compulsory MED3209 Independent Production (40 credits). FLM3030 Text to Screen 1: Approaches to Film Adaptation (20 credits), FLM3031 Text to Screen 2: Adaptation, Culture and Transmedia (20 credits) and FLM3032 Non-Western Cinema Case Study (20 credits) replace FLM3021 Text to Screen 1 (20 credits), FLM3025 Text to Screen 2 (20 credits) and FLM3026 Non-Western Cinema Case Study (20 credits) as optional modules in Year 3. MED3207 Global Convergence: Film and Television Drama in the 21st Century (20 credits) and MED3232 Television: Form and Engagement (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 3.

7th February 2018 - New Module Added

FLM3029 Film Curation, Exhibition and Festivals (20 credits) added as an optional module in Year 3.