BA (Hons) Film

Combine craft, creativity and critical analysis as you develop the skills required for producing and analysing film and discover the conventions, myths and tales that make cinema one of the most enduring of all media.

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    Overview

    UCAS Code: P301
    Course Length: 3 Years Full-Time
    Start Dates: September 2021
    Subjects: Film and TV
    Location: Edge Hill University
    Example Offers: BBC-BBB (A Level) or DMM (BTEC)
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    Please note, the first intake to this programme is for September 2021 entry. 

    Glamorous, seductive and global in its significance, film is one of the most ubiquitous media forms in our culture. For over a hundred years, it has offered us representations of fictional and nonfictional worlds, presented gripping stories of right and wrong, and asked questions about what society expects of us. It has a rich history which has given us spectacular illusions, told extravagant lies, provided glimpses of shadowy truths and informed our understanding of our cultural heritage. This degree will immerse you in the integrated practice, critical analysis and associated disciplines of film. Employing production and research skills you will discover how to work within, challenge or advance existing forms and conventions and learn how to create intelligent film with a critical eye. You will foster filmmaking skills to make your voice heard while becoming a self-aware, innovative storyteller with a deep love and understanding of the medium of film.

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    In Depth

    What will I study?

    Craft and creativity, technique and industry, and critical analysis are at the heart of this degree. Each year incorporates these themes but with a different emphasis as you progress through the programme.

    Year 1 introduces you to the essential skills required for the study and production of film. Skills in idea generation, camerawork, lighting, editing, sound and storytelling will be covered alongside gaining the language and skills needed to examine, interpret and write about films.

    Year 2 develops and broadens your understanding of film. You will have the option to examine the nature of the industry, develop professional practices, apply critical analysis and hone your research skills.

    Year 3 enables you to undertake practical filmmaking projects. In addition, you will write a dissertation or research project on a topic of your choice, supported by a supervisor. There will also be an increased focus on your future employability.

    How will I study?

    Teaching and learning takes place through workshops, lectures, seminars and screenings. Your learning will be supported by a personal tutor, individual or group tutorials and an experienced team of specialist technicians.

    How will I be assessed?

    Assessment is varied, ranging from practical projects, traditional essays, case studies, presentations, and a dissertation.

    Who will be teaching me?

    You will be taught by a dedicated team of enthusiastic lecturers and tutors, with interests and experience in a broad range of media theories and practice, who are actively publishing their own work.

    A Great Study Environment

    A student holds a pair of headphones while stood behind a camera in the television studio, with another student stood alongside her.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

    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%.

    MED1453Introduction to Film Making and Analysis (20 credits)

    Introduction to Film Making and Analysis introduces you to the fundamental technical, creative, practical and critical concepts involved in film production and analysis. The overarching theme of this module is the integration of practice and analysis in the creative processes of filmmaking. You will formulate a critical awareness of the language of film, learn to recognise and explore the implications of specific stylistic and aesthetic choices in your filmmaking, and develop an integrated approach to the creative application of camerawork, lighting, editing and sound. In addition, you will discover the need to think critically about production practices in the context of your portfolio.


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

    MED1454Film Making and Analysis: The Sequel (20 credits)

    Film Making and Analysis: The Sequel develops your ability to work collaboratively using professional practices involved in managing a production from pre to post-production. You will work as part of a creative team to produce a film which engages with the contextual considerations of film language. Utilising specific stylistic and aesthetic choices in your filmmaking, you will work under supervision within defined guidelines and start to take responsibility for the quality of your output. A key feature of this module is the synthesis of practice and theory to develop you into a critically engaged, creative filmmaker with vision and imagination.


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

    MED1455Storytelling on Screen (20 credits)

    Storytelling on Screen recognises that sharing a story is one of the most universal and important elements of human communication. It is how we make sense of the world, predating written language by thousands of years. Stories and narrative are the fundamental way in which individuals, societies and industries function and how they represent their realities and fantasies. The power of narrative to persuade and influence on a mass level, and mould identity on an individual level, should not be underestimated. Representation through narrative is power. Politicians, commerce and the media industry know this well. Stories greatly impact on how we look at life. The module will introduce you to the origins of story creation and examine how stories function as one of the underpinning elements of all media production, connecting creators to an audience. The module will also develop the creative processes in relation to storytelling and provide practical engagement with the challenges of story production. You will be introduced to the orthodox conventions of storytelling on screen, consider this in the current context of multiplatform production, and gain practical experience in exploring, researching, creating and developing stories for the screen in response to tutor-directed briefs.


    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%.

    You will select one of the following 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%.

    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%.

    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 one of the optional modules above.

    Year 2

    MED2340Research Unit (20 credits)

    Research Unit equips you with the requisite research skills, both theoretical and applied, to produce practical work that conflates both theory and practice. The module will combine sessions on film theory and practice over twelve weeks and assess both components by means of a podcast and treatment for a short film. Film theory sessions will focus on film analysis and may include approaches such as auteur theory, genre analysis, star discourse, narrative, cinematography and editing. Applied sessions, which focus on film practice, can be expected to cover topics such as narrative, art direction, cinematography, sound design, interviewing, funding (and how to source it), networking, film festivals, distribution, marketing and graphic design.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    You will select five of the following modules:

    MED2329Fan Cultures and Subcultures (20 credits)

    Fan Cultures and Subcultures requires you to critically evaluate the development of a variety of media audiences into actively engaged consumers and, potentially, producers of content of their own. The module will focus on the rapid growth in the development of fan culture in recent years and situate fan cultures within the context of wider audience behaviour. You will analyse the history of subcultural modes of active fandom, dating back to the cultural revolution of the rock and roll age, Hollywood cinema and the development of television in the aftermath of World War II. You will also be encouraged to engage with research methods appropriate to the study of media audiences and subcultural communities, including quantitative and qualitative methods such as surveys, ethnography or focus groups as means of developing primary data.


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

    MED2341Documentary (20 credits)

    Documentary offers you the opportunity to research, develop and produce a short documentary film that could be considered for submission to a festival or other platform. The module equips you with technical and creative film making skills, as well as providing experience in problem solving, analysis, evaluation and the application of skills outside the classroom, while working collaboratively on a production. The module will develop your awareness of budget constraints, ethics, logistics and legalities, while considering the notion of truth in documentaries and the importance of representation and voice. Practice will be informed by a critical awareness of the history and context of documentary storytelling. Working from a tutor-directed brief, designed to give opportunities for creative autonomy and expression that engage the real world in documentary story-telling methods, you will experiment with techniques and attend workshops that focus on the development of creative practices and processes. You will also be encouraged to consider the limits of your knowledge and how this can impact upon a production.


    Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

    MED2342Fantastic Visions and Where to Find Them (20 credits)

    Fantastic Visions and Where to Find Them spans a wide range of texts and genres, from feature films and television, to games, comics, graphic novels, novels and internet content, as it engages you with fantasy film and media. As a broad category, fantasy and the fantastic incorporates horror, science fiction, the Gothic, the supernatural, surrealism, fairy tales, myths, legends, magical realms and musicals. It can facilitate discussions relating to socio-political contexts, allegory, ideology, industrial contexts, franchises, adaptation, aesthetics, gender, identification and representation. This module draws upon a broad range of critical and contextual approaches, including psychoanalytic and cultural theories of the uncanny, monstrosity, the body, estrangement and enchantment, and enables you to interrogate the design, function and impact of fantastic film and media.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    MED2343Cinema and Global Politics (20 credits)

    Cinema and Global Politics explores the interplay between cinema and politics across the globe. Investigating the way in which different forms of cinema engage with political issues, the module will equip you with a good understanding of the key themes that shape political cinema, enable you to analyse the aesthetics of political cinema, and examine how the cinema engages with political issues and ideology. The interplay between politics and film will be explored, from political documentaries, history films and the investigation of contemporary issues such as nationalisation, migration and the environment, to auteurs, political satire and political thrillers.


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

    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%.

    MED2345Directing Film (20 credits)

    Directing Film addresses the processes and practices associated with the role of the film director. While strongly contested, it is often the role of director that is perceived as being the creative force of a film. This module examines directorial processes and practices associated with short and feature film making, as well as relevant theoretical debates, that have situated the director as auteur. You will find your directorial voice and develop your understanding of visual language and how that relates to your own practice. You will take part in practical workshops and engage with relevant theoretical debates and a selection of case studies. Examining the development of style, craft and directorial voice, you will locate your own practice within a critical context, produce a digital portfolio that showcases your identity as a director, and direct a short monologue to demonstrate how your directorial identity translates to the screen.


    Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

    MED2346Animation on Screen (20 credits)

    Animation on Screen provides a critical and historical approach to the various forms of animation. Being a popular mainstream form in a variety of media including television, film and game, animation provides a rich field for study. Furthermore, the subject of animation exists within a unique environment which draws upon elements of fine art, graphics, illustration, film, and TV production. With a history to rival live action cinema, animated forms have been at the centre of critical debates around their use, from political propaganda to the relationship with art, to the everyday and the real. A range of critical approaches will be evaluated in the light of animation being a form that shares so much with live action cinema, yet formally proclaims its dissimilarity to it. Encompassing movements such as mainstream, political and avant-garde styles, while encouraging a critical appreciation of diverse animations from around the globe, the module will enable you to recognise and evaluate the nature of animation’s unique potential for communication and artistic expression.


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

    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%.

    MED2348Production Design (20 credits)

    Production Design introduces you to the essential critical, theoretical and practical discipline involved in production design, providing different learning environments that establish a pattern of integrated theory and practice. You will learn how to develop a visual concept and realise it into cinematic reality. Following an introduction to the dynamics involved when designing for a studio or location environment, you will select the historical, modern or futuristic setting, as well as a style, to visually translate the story. In bringing theory and practice together, the module encourages you to perceive yourself as an emerging, creative thinking practitioner, as both an artist and a designer, producing work mindful of an audience and/or professional need. The principal forms of communication in these settings involve aesthetics and functionality, through which visual presentation skills, drawing and model making, all from scripted material, will be developed. The knowledge and understanding gained through researching and studying the role of the production designer at a preliminary level will be tested in elementary practical design contributions, in the form of a speculative design project brief.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    MED2349Festivals (20 credits)

    Festivals introduces you to the theoretical and practical aspects of festival conception, curation and exhibition within creative arts. A broad approach will be taken to examine the creative sector with the potential for you to specialise in film or television, if you wish. Covering the development of exhibitions and the practicalities of curating creative arts programmes and festivals, this innovative module enables a critical and applied exploration of this lively sector. It draws on the expertise of visiting professionals, such as curators, festival programmers and archivists, in addition to the rigorous scholarship of film academics, to provide you with the opportunity to engage with partners outside of the classroom environment and undertake case studies.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    MED2350Production Management (20 credits)

    Production Management immerses you in the role of a production assistant and coordinator to develop your production management skills in television production. The module will enable you to work on pre-production and production to manage a studio shoot. You will gain experience of the different stages of planning, pre-production and taking the shoot, while also receiving an insight into the associated contractual, financial and regulatory requirements. You will develop the interpersonal skills needed to effectively communicate with the range of personnel involved in the process.


    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 one of the optional modules above.

    Year 3

    MED3283Presentation and Dissemination: Building and Distributing Your Industry Profile (20 credits)

    Presentation and Dissemination: Building and Distributing Your Industry Profile requires you to use creative material that you have developed, collected and produced to formulate an industry-related profile for presentation and employment purposes. The module will be underpinned by professional practice in relation to the promotional techniques and strategies deployed by professionals and freelancers in the creative industries. Guidance will be provided on producing an industry-specific CV, creating an online presence, and developing a range of media assets for marketing and branding purposes. The creation of a showreel and ripomatic will encourage you to think about your own career progression and pursue specialist interests, while developing an online portfolio will help you to identify and reflect on your own achievements and potential as you shape your personal profile and career strategy. You will be provided with models of good practice in relation to completing online portfolios, CVs and additional media content, while gaining an up-to-date insight into the creative jobs market.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    MED3284Filmmaking Project 1: Pre-Production (20 credits)

    Filmmaking Project 1: Pre-Production provides a technical framework for you to apply to your film making, both within university and the professional sector. The module develops your understanding of the pre-production filmmaking process, equipping you with knowledge of the professional practices of production planning. It also enables you to plan ways to conceptualise complex critical or theoretical material through the audio-visual medium of film. You will have the opportunity to investigate important production considerations and to understand the procedures involved in the production of pre-production documentation. The aim is to synthesise your knowledge and skills as you prepare a moving image product. You will work on individual thesis outlines, then devise a fictional narrative that explores this conceptual area in a group project.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    MED3285Filmmaking Project 2: Production (20 credits)

    Filmmaking Project 2: Production enables you to work independently to produce a film at a professional level. You will gain experience of producing digital and HD film within the confines of a limited budget, working with a larger production team and within a restricted timescale. The independent film genre provides you with the experience of working within industry standards. As with the independent film sector, you will be encouraged to think independently, be resourceful and work flexibly as part of a team. The independent film project you undertake may take the form of an individual piece of work, or a group film, which may form the basis of a showreel for potential employers. You will be expected to make creative decisions on both a practical and intellectual level. The film will be a meaningful synthesis of knowledge and skills, communicating a topic from your degree through a fictional narrative.


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

    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%.

    You will select one of the following 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%.

    MED3287World Film (20 credits)

    World Film examines global cinema(s) beyond Hollywood, from significant national and regional cinemas, diasporic and ‘minor’ cinemas, as well as associated filmmakers and film practitioners who have either helped to establish a national cinema or played an influential role in the industry globally. The 20th century established the economic and stylistic dominance of mainstream cinema produced in North America, popularly known as Hollywood cinema. This module introduces you to films produced outside of the dominant Hollywood/US media industries, encouraging a broader knowledge of global cinema, significant national cinemas and cinematic cultures. The module also explores the industrial and political contexts, as well as the institutional players, that affect the production and circulation of films produced around the world, outside of Hollywood. You will examine a range of key texts within their cultural, social, political and historical contexts, learning about significant developments and influences, both within and across cinema cultures.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    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.

    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 one of the optional modules above.

    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

    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);
    • 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.

    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’). This may include credit or learning undertaken at another university.

    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 the media and creative industries, film and television industry, journalism, project management, advertising, marketing, social media, teaching (further training required) and research. You will also have the option of progressing onto postgraduate study in an associated area.

    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 student who will be joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2021/22, 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.

    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

    Financial support arrangements for eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2021/22 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.

    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.

    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.

    Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyucas to find out more about the application process.

    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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    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.

    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 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.

    28th February 2020 - New Module Added

    MED2345 Directing Film (20 credits) added as an optional module in Year 2.