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Bath Spa University

Film & Screen Studies

UCAS Code: W620
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Cinematics & photography
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£16k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

grades BCC - CCC accepted.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) preferred in a related subject.

International Baccalaureate

A minimum score of 27 points preferred.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Our Film and Screen Studies course at Bath Spa University is an immersive experience in studying film and the film industries. You’ll develop a critical understanding of film and screen theory and learn to criticise, as well as appreciate, the relationship between film, media and culture. You’ll also be provided with the conceptual tools for understanding how society and culture is mediated by cinematic, televisual and electronic images. In choosing this course you’ll be starting on a journey of critical understanding of the institutions of film and screen production, distribution and exhibition. As part of this we’ll develop your understanding of reception and consumption practices in film and screen. - Develop an informed, critical and creative approach. Produce your own forms of critical, reflective and communicative practice. Improve the intellectual, analytical, research and creative skills that will help you prepare for employment.


In Year 1 you will investigate film as a specific academic discipline before offering an advanced investigation of key theoretical and methodological issues involved in the study of cinema, exploring film as a commercial, cultural and aesthetic institution. In Years 2 and 3, you’ll have the opportunity to design your programme from a range of rigorous and engaging modules, these may include Film Theory; Hollywood Cinema; Video Games; Film and National Identity; Stardom and Celebrity. Previous students have had the opportunity to take part in organising the annual Student Film Festival at Bath Spa University. Please refer to our website for more information.

Bath Spa University

The campus in the summer

Students here enjoy the best of many worlds a unique cultural heritage, inspiring and beautiful campuses and the buzz of Bath, a UK top 10 creative city. There's a real community feel and countless opportunities to unleash your potential. Bath Spa Students' Union was awarded a Gold Green Impact award from the NUS. We might be small but the Union's RAG group raised over 10,000 for charity.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
275 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
61% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £16k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
A few years ago graduates from this subject were having a very hard time but things have improved a lot thanks to our active media, film and photographic industries - much the most common employers for this group. The most common jobs are in the arts — as photographers, audio-visual technicians, operators and designers, as directors, as artists and as graphic designers. Training in presenting sound and graphics is useful in other industries as well, so you can find graduates in journalism, in advertising, in business management, in events management and in web design and IT. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.
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