BA (Hons) Media, Film and Television

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Overview

UCAS Code:P307
Course Length:3 Years Full-Time
Start Dates:September 2017
Department:Department of Media
Location:Edge Hill University
  • Media at Edge Hill University ranked in the top two in the North West for personal development in the National Student Survey 2015;
  • Utilise some of the best technical facilities for film and TV production in the country;
  • Learn from the experts and discuss your future with people from within the film and TV industry.

Contemporary media, film and television industries are experiencing technological and organisational change on an unprecedented scale. This programme responds to the changing needs of these industries, and the people who work in them, by focusing on the development of ideas, creativity, professional practice and ways of understanding them. It also offers a thorough grounding in media, film and television theory and analysis, providing you with a theoretical knowledge and understanding of different media and a set of transferable and versatile skills, such as teamwork and creative thinking. Those choosing media practice modules will get the chance to put their learning into practice, building industry contacts and testing their team working skills on a production project.

Student Profiles

  • Abigail Wright

    BA (Hons) Media, Film and Television
    Through recommendations and support from my lecturers, I have been given the opportunity to work with professional companies within the industry and experience film festivals in both Poland and Hong Kong.
  • Hannah Savage

    BA (Hons) Media, Film and Television
    The quality of the teaching here is brilliant and the lecturers are fantastic; they really know their subject and clearly have a lot of experience in the industry, which they pass on to us.
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Department of Media

Course in Depth

What will I study?

Year 1 explores the relationship between media, culture and society and offers an introduction to film and television histories. This helps you to put your studies into context, to explore film, television, visual and sound cultures, and encourages you to think about and critically examine different media technologies and experiences. Alongside deepening your understanding of media history and theory you can choose optional modules, enabling you to design a route through your degree according to your particular area of interest. Options include media production, sound, film and television studies, photography and more. Those choosing our media practice modules will work on a range of single camera and studio-based projects and learn a range of preproduction, production and postproduction skills including storyboarding, scriptwriting, camera work, editing, sound recording and studio practices.

Year 2 deepens your understanding of media theory through the study of narrative, genre and representation and develops your skills in film and television analysis. You can elect modules that build on Year 1 while also studying the workings of contemporary media industries, including their economic, legislative and regulatory systems. Options address areas such as film studies, television drama, realism, authorship, global media, media identities, soundtracks and more. You can also take a module which prepares you to carry out research towards your third year dissertation and develop your project management skills. Those choosing media practice modules will be able to develop practical skills through the making of a a digital short film and a documentary production.

During Year 3 you can choose to write a dissertation or conduct a large-scale moving image project (film or TV) within a small team. You will also be able to choose from a range of optional modules on topics such as television form and engagement, contemporary media policy and practice, questions of identity, digital and social media, film analysis, animation and cinema, and media convergence.

How will I study?

Teaching and learning is through workshops, lectures, seminars and screenings. You will also have opportunities to work with visiting professionals from the film and television industries.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is predominantly by coursework, either at the end of the module or distributed throughout the course. Coursework includes essays, case studies, individual and group presentations, practical projects and dissertation.

Who will be teaching me?

You will be taught by an experienced team with a wide range of interests reflecting all areas of media theory and practice. Team members are active in the research of contemporary developments in film and television and offer current or recent experience of working in industry.

A Great Study Environment

BA (Hons) Media, Film and TelevisionThe 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 operated via either a studio configuration or hand-held setup, production galleries and control rooms with reference lighting, a Media Management system (Editshare) which ensures tapeless workflow and provides network storage for your work, and a fully independent talk back system to all studio areas. You can expect to use equipment such as vision mixers, HD routers, chroma key infinity walls and fully populated, motorised lighting rigs.

Media editing booths are available, equipped with software such as Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer. Creative Edge also boasts an audio dubbing suite which enables you to access a sound mixing desk, as well as sound performance rooms to add audio dialogue replacement.

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.

Representatives from the Guild of Television Cameramen visit the University annually, providing training and also providing the opportunity (if you pass a practical test) to join the guild. There are also opportunities for you to work with a variety of organisations in a production environment, ranging from internships with educational trusts, such as the Liverpool Film Academy, to independent production companies such as LA Productions.

Weekly free film screenings are available under the title ‘Black and White Mondays’. Classic and contemporary films are screened to broaden your experience of the cinematic medium. 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. A dedicated ‘Make Yourself Employable’ week incorporates a series of talks, workshops and networking events.

Modules

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Year 1

MED1204 Understanding Visual Cultures (20 credits)

Understanding Visual Cultures introduces you to ways in which you can think about, and thus critically examine the visual and visualisation. Engaging with a variety of theoretical approaches, you will be offered opportunities to actively engage with visual technologies and experiences and to apply and problematise critical approaches through reflection upon your experiences.

MED1207 Media and Society (20 credits)

Media and Society interrogates the complexity of interaction between media and society and introduces you to ‘media worlds’, critically examining the connections between the media and social experience. Investigating the relationship between ‘personal politics’ and the political constraints of media industries, you will develop a more sensitive appreciation of the relationship between media and society.

You will select four of the following modules. If you wish to join the Practice route of this degree, you must study MED1208 Moving Image Production.

FLM1011 How 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. It is full of truly valuable activities, advice and guidance in becoming an efficient reader of film.

FLM1013 World Cinemas: Europe (20 credits)

World Cinemas: Europe enables you to recognise the impact of a range of significant national cinemas and directors from across the history of cinema within their particular, unique contexts. This module will concentrate on Europe.

FLM1014 How 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.

FLM1016 World Cinemas: Beyond Europe (20 credits)

World Cinemas: Beyond Europe concentrates on cinema outside Europe. Not only will your knowledge of international cinemas be dramatically broadened, but you will also discover the incredible breadth of styles, narratives and motivations in the making of world film.

MED1040 Digital Photography (20 credits)

Digital Photography (20 credits) covers various genres within photography such as landscape, portrait, architecture, pictorial and other areas. Each session will typically consist of a lecture, workshop and a tutorial / seminar. You will consider composition, framing, colour and editing. All work will be undertaken using digital technology and basic training in the use of cameras and Photoshop will be provided.

MED1200 Scriptwriting (20 credits)

Scriptwriting examines particular demands of scriptwriting for the moving image and, in particular, scriptwriting for animation. During the module you will undertake a variety of exercises and practical writing projects designed to help encourage an appreciation of the processes of dramatic creation. Ideas will be developed from initial concept through to final animation production and translation of a finished product.

MED1202 Sound for Picture (20 credits)

Sound for Picture introduces you to the theory and practice associated with film sound and particularly post-production sound design. The module examines both the relevant theory and the technology necessary for successful capture of audio suitable for film. You will record all of the sound for a short digital movie, using only one microphone and a digital recorder. You will then have the opportunity to explore the perceptual properties of sound and manipulate it for dramatic effect with industry standard software. Keeping a production diary will encourage you to reflect upon the skills you gain.

MED1208 Moving Image Production (20 credits)

Moving Image Production immerses you in moving image production practices. This includes the origination, development and refinement of ideas, the stages of pre-production, production and post-production, and the basics of camera operation, lighting and editing. The module will also acquaint you with the issues of resource and budgetary constraints and cover a range of creative, commercial and industrial contexts within which production may take place. You will be encouraged to bring knowledge, information and experiences gained outside the module to the production practice, thereby facilitating the development of creative critical approaches and problem-solving skills.

MED1414 Hold the Front Page (20 credits)

Hold the Front Page explores news values and how news decisions are made in relation to the type of media outlet. The module encourages you to acquire a knowledge and appreciation of news in the broader sense. You will start to understand the news agenda and how journalistic decisions are made in order to target a variety of news outlets in an effective way.

MED1417 Film and Television History and Contexts (20 credits)

Film and Television History and Contexts takes a broadly comparative approach to the development of the UK and US film and television industries. This module covers the industrial, technological and economic synergies between film and television from historical and contemporary perspectives. It looks at film production, distribution and exhibition from transnational, national and regional perspectives. You will examine commercial broadcasting, satellite, cable and regional television as well as the wider impacts of convergence and conglomeration.

MED1421 Studying Television: Storytelling and Style (20 credits)

Studying Television: Storytelling and Style provides an introduction to key concepts in the scholarly study of television, particularly in relation to the structure, aesthetics and address of television programmes. Taking television in its traditional academic conception as both technology and cultural form, the module explores the interrelationships between television programmes, institutions and audiences. Looking at contemporary and historical examples, the module gives an overview of the central theoretical approaches in the study and analysis of television.

MED1425 What is Animation? History and Context (20 credits)

What is Animation? History and Context places animation within an historical and contemporary context and explores the concept of animation as a form of communication within today’s creative and interdisciplinary visual environment. Through a combination of written and practical work, you will investigate a broad range of animation styles and approaches in European and international animation texts. This will develop your understanding and knowledge of animation production and enable you to place your own production design work within an appropriate contemporary context.

Language modules in French, Spanish or Mandarin, 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

MED2082 Creative Research Methods and Professional Ethics (20 credits)

Creative Research Methods and Professional Ethics gives an overview of the main research methodologies used in communications. You will get a chance to identify, justify and implement different methods and techniques depending on the chosen topic and type of project. There is a focus on ethics in research and on ethics in the broader world of public relations. This focus includes the ethical codes of the various professional organisations and a look at corporate social responsibility.

MED2201 Cultural Representations and the Media (20 credits)

Cultural Representations and the Media gives you the opportunity to study cultural representations across a range of different media forms. The module will develop your understanding of representational systems and encourage critical engagement with issues of naturalisation, marginalisation and exclusion. You will also be introduced to a range of representational forms and practices, identifying links between representational systems and the production of meaning/identity. Developing knowledge and understanding of various representational systems and theories in a range of different contexts, you will learn how to express these understandings with persuasion and cogency in your oral and written work.

You will select four of the following modules. On the Practice route of the degree, you will study MED2205 Welcome to the Real World: Documentary Production, MED2209 Digital Shorts and two additional options.

FLM2031 Realism and the Cinema (20 credits)

Realism and the Cinema asks some fundamental questions about realism in film, what makes a ‘realistic’ film, what the key realist film movements are and what we understand ‘real’ to mean.

FLM2034 Identity 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.

FLM2035 Censorship 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.

MED2083 Thinking Photography (20 credits)

Thinking Photography introduces you to the historical and contemporary discourses around the photographic image. Through analysis of key texts and practitioners, you will gain a theoretical foundation in the relationship of the photographic image and society. You will be introduced to theorists that focus on the nature and ontological status of the photographic image in society, studying both historical discourses and contemporary perspectives.

MED2205 Welcome to the Real World: Documentary Production (20 credits)

Welcome to the Real World: Documentary Production offers you 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 module gives you crucial experience of the technical, creative, organisational and administrative demands involved in documentary production. You will be encouraged to experiment with techniques and will 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.

MED2209 Digital Shorts (20 credits)

Digital Shorts 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 this module is the development of your understanding of creativity and the creative processes in relation to film production.

MED2214 Media Genres and Narrative Theory (20 credits)

Media Genres and Narrative investigates, through a variety of topical examples, how genres are formed and reworked and how narratives are constructed within the complex interrelations among texts, industries, audiences and historical contexts. The module enables you to study a number of genres and their narrative construction in contemporary media, completing in-depth work on genre and narrative theories, from structuralist approaches to postmodern analyses. You will develop knowledge and understanding of various manifestations of media genres and an appreciation of the cultural interactions with industries, audiences and broader contexts.

MED2215 Analysing Audiences (20 credits)

Analysing Audiences provides you with a range of approaches to the understanding of audiences and methods of researching and theorising those audiences. You will experience a range of texts in a variety of media. Consideration will be given to the role of the media producer in audience creation and evolution, including the role of new media and new technology in the creation of contemporary audience practices.

MED2217 Fact 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.

MED2258 History 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.

MED2270 Analysing Film and Television (20 credits)

Analysing Film and Television develops your skills in the close analysis of film and television. The module surveys a range of critical approaches to the study of film and television institutions, texts and audiences. You will gain the skills necessary to develop and undertake analysis as part of a film and/or television research project.

MED2272 Transmedia Storytelling (20 credits)

Transmedia Storytelling examines the development of transmedia storytelling within digital environments. The convergence of media, technologies and culture has heralded in a new age of audience engagement within media franchises. The module will reflect on this enhanced two-way communication and engage you in new and innovative ways of connecting to the audience with extended narrative and content.

MED2285 Writing for the Media (20 credits)

Writing for the Media provides practical experience and understanding of how to identify and promote the ‘newsworthy’ elements of a potential story or feature and present it in the format and structure that journalists use. The module also equips you with the tools required to write other material common in public relations and other fields of communication. The writing techniques used by journalists are exactly those that a would-be PR practitioner needs to develop which is why the ability to write clearly and in the right sort of language is one of the skills most valued by employers in public relations. This module is based around frequent writing exercises and feedback on style and content.

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 the optional module choice above.

Year 3

You will select one of the following modules:

MED3209 Independent Production (40 credits)

Independent Production develops your advanced production and post production skills contextualised within theoretical frameworks, providing the opportunity to undertake a large-scale moving image production project, under supervision. Emphasising the importance of developing as critically informed practitioners, the module will encourage you to analyse and interrogate relationships between product, practice and audience and apply this understanding to your own productions.

MED3225 Dissertation (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.

You will select four of the following modules:

FLM3022 Cinema 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.

FLM3023 Cult 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.

FLM3026 Non-Western Cinema Case Study (20 credits)

Non-Western Cinema Case Study explores an example of non-Western, non-English speaking cinema – currently Japanese cinema. It investigates cinematic, textual and ideological factors of Japanese films, both old and new, and considers global influences and effects.

MED3058 Media Policy and Political Communication (20 credits)

Media Policy and Political Communication provides a critical excursion into the role of media within modern democratic politics, providing you with a good grounding of political theory and also covering the role of power and counter-power at national, European and global levels, the communication strategies deployed by political actors, and the outcomes of the consultation and decision-making processes in the creative industries. The module critically assesses the shift from national to transnational level in media policy making, in direct relationship with the development of media and communication technologies, and investigates the delicate balance between consumer autonomy and corporate interests.

MED3205 Identities and Creative Citizenship (20 credits)

Identities and Creative Citizenship questions how identities are formed and to what extent we can shape our identities. The module also analyses the relationship between public/national identity and private/personal identity. You will consider how changes in social, cultural and political life affect contemporary constructions of identity and citizenship and examine the effect cultural and media production has on conceptions of identity. Drawing on a range of theoretical approaches to identities and citizenship, the overall aim is to investigate the formation, representation and production of identity in relation to issues such as gender, class, ethnicity, sexuality, nationality and politics.

MED3207 Global Convergence: Film and Television Drama in the 21st Century (20 credits)

Global Convergence: Film and Television Drama in the 21st Century rehearses some key developments in media in relation to film and television fictions. In particular, it examines how new developments in media – and in particular convergence technologies, multi-platform environments, new distribution technologies and aspects of global / glocalisation – impact on film and television drama. This necessitates a good knowledge of fictional forms in film and television, which the module will also discuss. You will have a chance to consider how your own productions need to reflect these new environments and how this impacts on the design and production of content, the planning of marketing strategies, the relevance of global and diasporic audiences, and the way in which serial forms in particular can communicate and engage with their audiences.

MED3208 Media Futures (20 credits)

Media Futures involves the study of contemporary media practices, the impact of technology on creative industries, developments in global and local media, and changing paradigms of media production and audience consumption. You will develop a critical awareness of a number of key themes including social experience and shaping of media forms, access, participation and engagement, and the relationship between public and private spheres. By considering these themes through a range of different theories and research, you will discover a variety of approaches to gaining understanding of what is a rapidly expanding frontier of creative and cultural practice and media knowledge.

MED3232 Television: Form and Engagement (20 credits)

Television: Form and Engagement examines television and key concepts from television studies in the context of cultural and technological change. The module recognises the diversity of television as a cultural form, placing an emphasis both on fictional and factual genres and drawing attention to the institutional and consumption contexts in which television operates. Crucial to the module is the understanding that television is in a constant process of change, both culturally and technologically. As an important medium in our everyday lives, it is also under constant scrutiny which affects decisions about policy, institutional change and consumption behaviour. The module will equip you with a critical understanding of television as a cultural practice that involves both production and reception.

MED3234 American 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.

MED3235 Contemporary 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.

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.

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

120 UCAS Tariff points on the new UCAS Tariff. Creative Arts subjects are preferred. In addition, you could be asked to submit a portfolio of your work in media and/or film and television.

Example Offers

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

  • A Levels – BBB;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) – Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma – successful completion of Diploma to include 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be graded Distinction and 15 credits graded Merit.

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 Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE), 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.

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?

Typical career paths include broadcasting, film, the creative and cultural industries, teaching or 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 Year – you may have the opportunity to apply to complete a sandwich year placement as part of your programme (usually the third year of a four year degree) and gain highly relevant work experience;
  • Study Abroad – you may have the opportunity to apply to spend an additional year (usually the third year of a four year degree) studying or working abroad;
  • Language Learning – you may be able to select language modules in French, Spanish or Mandarin, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, 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 study 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 2017/18, we expect tuition fees to increase to £9,250 per annum but this is currently subject to Government approval. 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 2017/18 are £11,575 per annum.

Financial Support

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students 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 2017/18, together with details of how to apply for funding, please view our Money Matters 2017/18 guide at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradfinance2017.

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

Scholarships

ScholarshipsEdge 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.

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

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.

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 www.edgehill.ac.uk/bookanopenday.

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

Request a Prospectus

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.

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Course Changes

This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented since 1st September 2015.

25th April 2016 - Change of Modules

Many new modules can now be studied on this degree, while a number of compulsory modules have changed to optional, in order to enable the creation of dedicated practice and non-practice routes.

It is possible to move from the practice to non-practice route at the end of Year 1 or Year 2. It is also possible to move from the non-practice to practice route at the end of Year 1, providing that MED1208 Moving Image Production (20 credits) has been studied. There is also now the option of selecting a Language module in French, Spanish or Mandarin as an integral part of this degree in Year 1. A Language module is also available as a Year 2 option, providing a Language module is studied in Year 1.

BUS2005 Graduate Enterprise (20 credits), CIS2105 Usable Hypermedia (20 credits), FLM2023 Film Authorship (20 credits), FLM2027 Censorship and the Cinema (20 credits), MED2210 Screen Adaptation (20 credits) and MUS2004 Music and Media (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 2.

FLM3027 Animation and the Cinema (20 credits), MED3224 Contemporary European Cinema (10 credits), MED3206 Post(feminist) Media Culture (20 credits) and MUS3001 Music Ethnographies (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 3. MED3225 Dissertation (40 credits) replaces MED3202 Dissertation (30 credits) in Year 3.

4th February 2016 - Change to Entry Requirements

Entry criteria raised from 280 points on the current UCAS Tariff for 2016/17 entry to 120 points on the new UCAS Tariff for 2017/18 entry. This is equivalent to the requirements changing from BBC to BBB for A Level grades and DMM to DDM for BTEC Extended Diploma awards (or a combination of BTEC QCF qualifications). The increase is effective from 2017/18 entry.