English and Film Studies BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

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BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for entry on to the degree. You'll study the following core modules.

  • English Language for Academic Purposes 1
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 2
  • Academic Study Skills
  • Introduction to Study in the Humanities
  • Recent Fictions: Childhood, Alienation and Belonging

You'll also choose one of the following

  • Re-visioning Shakespeare
  • Research Project in the Humanities 

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £12,800

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £8,500

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

About the course

There’s never been a better time to study English and Film Studies at Hull. We’re the UK City of Culture 2017, so studying with us will put you at the heart of a unique cultural experience. Our English and Film Studies programmes are providing students with exciting opportunities to be part of the literary and creative scene at the university and beyond.

You will have an opportunity to study English and wider Anglophone literatures from a full range of genres and periods, medieval to contemporary, and will learn how to approach film and television as art, history, culture, entertainment, and commerce. Your studies will be enhanced by the excellent facilities at the university, and enriched by a wide variety of literary and screen events, the former attracting internationally renowned visiting authors, as well as showcasing new talent. We’re also investing £9.5 million in creating a world-class concert hall, cinema, and theatre space. These come on top of our existing state-of-the-art TV, film and digital media facilities on campus.

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

We maintain very close links with graduate employers, both on a local, regional, national and international level.

A number of our graduates have gone onto the traditional kinds of employment associated with arts students, such as journalism, teacher training and the public services. However, this joint degree enables students to enter careers within the film and television industry, while many others begin careers in commerce and industry.

Our graduates take a wide range of positions including public relations officer, secondary school teacher, retail store manager, employment agency consultant, quality assurance technician, pension adviser, and fundraising and appeals organiser.

Hull has long featured among the UK’s top universities for the employability of its graduates, with an excellent Careers Service available to all students during their time here and after graduation. There’s also the option of continuing your studies as a postgraduate – so you may be interested in what we offer at MA, MPhil and PhD levels.