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Oxford Brookes University

Film Studies and History

UCAS Code: PV31
BA/BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Media studies
  • History by period
Student score
Not Available
82% LOW
% employed or in further study
92% MED
92% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

100%

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

£9,250

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

This is a combined honours course, where you study Film Studies alongside History. Film Studies combines the history, theory and practice of cinema. You will study film analysis and criticism alongside practical work on scriptwriting and video production, and gain valuable insight into the workings of the film industry. A key feature of the course is a work placement option. You will be taught by a team of film specialists and industry professionals with different national and cultural backgrounds, whose diverse research expertise is reflected in the breadth and scope of the curriculum. Our History course makes the past come alive with high quality teaching by world class historians. Research-active tutors will enable you to critically appreciate the dynamics of change and stability, and apply your understanding to the histories of Britain, Europe and beyond. The historical setting of Oxford also provides a wealth of excellent resources and inspiration for academic study.

Modules

Film Studies: Year 1: Key Issues in Film Studies I and II; The Film Industry; Film Form and Technical Skills; Introduction to Scriptwriting; Popular Cinema; Film and Popular Music - Listening Skills. Year 2 and 3: Film Theory: Critical Approaches to Film; Hollywood and Europe; Dissertation in Film Studies; Scriptwriting: Advanced Level; Issues in World Cinema; Work Placement in Film Studies; British Cinema: Industry and Text; Film Production; Stars and Audiences; Screening Realism; Contemporary Japanese Cinema; Film Festivals and Exhibition; Special Subject (eg Forensics in Popular Film and Television); Independent Study in Film. History: Year 1: The Origins of Modern Europe; The Age of Revolutions; The Rise of the Modern World; Medicine and Society, 1650â??1850; Disunited Kingdoms; Life in Industrial England; Making History: Theory, Methods and Sources; Atlantic Histories. Year 2: The Crisis of the West; History and Documents; The Early Modern State; Old Worlds and New Worlds: Cultural Encounters; Gender, Sexualities and the Body; Historical Writing; Poverty and Welfare; Crime and Punishment through the Ages; Conflict and Belief in the Early Modern World; A History of Modern Ideas; The Age of Empire; Family, Household and Life-Cycle; Politics, Society and Culture in Modern Britain; Population, Family and Kinship, 1600â??1850; History Work-Based Learning; we offer work placements with organisations which have historical links or interests; Independent Study I (Semester 1) involves individual study, under the supervision of one or more members of the academic staff, on a topic chosen by the student; Independent Study II (Semester 2) involves individual study, under the supervision of one or more members of the academic staff, on a topic chosen by the student; the course differs qualitatively from Independent Study I in that students may use this module to obtain credit for vocational training, group projects, overseas projects and exhibitions. Year 3: The Storm of Progress in Europe, 1880-1925; Anglo-American Relations in the Twentieth Century; Princes and Peoples: France and Britain, 1600-1715; Forensic Medicine in Western Society; The History of the Body, 1500-1900; Outcast Ireland; Witchcraft, Magic and Belief; Russia in the Age of Reform and Revolution; Victorian Modernities; Making Men: Masculinities in England, c. 1700-1918; In Cold Blood: Violence in the Modern Era; The Troubles: Northern Ireland, 1967-1998; Modern South Africa: from Slavery to Apartheid; Jack the Ripper and the Victorian Underworld; Sexual Deviants and Social Outcasts; Blue, White and Green Nation: Britain and the Sea, 1588-2000; American Revolutions: Ordinary Lives and Extraordinary Times; The Evolution of Fascism in the 20th Century; Soviet State and Society, 1914-1939; Sedition and Celluloid: UK and US; Censorship since 1880; A History of Evil in the Modern West; European Nobilities, 1450-1900; Race, Gender and Imperialism, c.1750-2000; Dissertation on topic of your choice.

Oxford Brookes University

Undergraduate Centre

Set in a historic student city, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK's leading modern universities and enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation, as well as strong links with business and industry. Away from your studies, Oxford Brookes Students' Union has an agreement with the people behind O2 Academy venues to provide exclusive student entertainment in Oxford.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
21%
79%

Year 1

15%
85%

Year 2

13%
87%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
6%
94%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

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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
22% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
66% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
310 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 92% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

13%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
No employment commentary for this subject
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 82% LOW
Able to access IT resources

77%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

73%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
45% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
327 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
83% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

10%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
History is a very popular subject – in 2012, nearly 11,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs. Consequently, history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many – probably most – jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, management and sales and marketing. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year – only law saw more graduates continue on to study. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, politics and museum studies were also popular postgraduate courses.
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