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Royal Holloway, University of London

Modern Languages with International Film

UCAS Code: R9P3

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. Socio-economic factors which may have impacted an applicant’s education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants. Grade B at A level in the appropriate language(s) for the advanced level language pathway. For the beginners language pathway there is no language requirement but only one language can be studied at beginners level. We also require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30

Pass with at least 15 level 3 credits at Distinction and the remaining level 3 credits at Merit in a relevant subject area. Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education. Grade B at A level in the appropriate language(s) for the advanced level language pathway. For the beginners language pathway there is no language requirement but only one language can be studied at beginners level.

Requirements are as for A Levels where one non subject specified A Level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate

Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as follows: D3 = A, M1 or M2 = B.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

5,5,5, with a minimum of 32 points overall including the appropriate language if taken at Higher Level.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3 at Higher Level including the appropriate language if the advanced level language pathway is required. There is no language requirement for beginners level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DD

Distinction, Distinction in a relevant subject plus A Level Grade B. Grade B at A level in the appropriate language(s) for the advanced level language pathway. For the beginners language pathway there is no language requirement but only one language can be studied at beginners level. We also require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D

Distinction plus A Levels Grade B,B. Grade B at A level in the appropriate language(s) for the advanced level language pathway. For the beginners language pathway there is no language requirement but only one language can be studied at beginners level. We also require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

Distinction, Distinction, Distinction in a relevant subject with an A-level grade B in the appropriate language if the advanced level language pathway is required. There is no language requirement for beginners level. We also require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B-B,B,B

ABB-BBB including the appropriate language if the advanced level language pathway is required. There is no language requirement for beginners level.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

AABBB including the appropriate language if the advanced level language pathway is required. There is no language requirement for beginners level.

UCAS Tariff

120-152

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time including placement abroad | 2018

Subjects

Others in language and area studies

Film studies

This course combines the study of Modern Languages (75% of your course) with a particular emphasis on International Film (25%).

As a modern linguist, you will learn to speak and write fluently, developing excellent communication and research skills, and combine language proficiency with cross-cultural perspectives.

As a student of International Film, you will engage with films from different periods and cultural contexts, exploring key styles, movements and genres, important filmmakers and national cinemas. You will develop a creative and critical mind-set with excellent analytical abilities.

As a part of Royal Holloway’s close-knit international community based on our beautiful historic campus, you will be within easy reach of London with its wealth of cultural resources.

+ Whether you are an advanced or native-speaker level student when you start, by the time you graduate you will be fluent in your chosen languages, confident in reading, understanding and analysing text and able to write with ease and accuracy.

+ You will combine your linguistic competence with the capacity to think critically and creatively about international film, and will have a good grounding in the key styles, movements and genres.

+ Our research staff are engaged in research at the highest level internationally; we are in the top 10 of UK Modern Language departments for research quality and the top in London (Research Assessment Exercise 2014)

Assessment methods

The course has a modular structure, whereby you will take 14 modules at the rate of four per year in years 1, 2 and 4, and two during your year abroad. Some modules are compulsory while others are optional, thereby offering you flexibility and choice. Your first year results don't count towards your final degree award, but those achieved in your second, third and fourth years will
You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and individual tutorials, depending on the subjects studied. Outside classes, you will undertake group projects and wide-ranging, but guided independent study, including completing language exercises and reading prescribed and open material. Private study is essential, and you will have access to many online resources and the University’s comprehensive e-learning facility, Moodle. When you start with us, you will be assigned a Personal Tutor to support your academic and personal development.

Assessment is by a mixture of coursework and end-of-year examinations. Coursework includes essays, language exercises, translations and reports. Oral presentations and computer-based tests are used in some Modern Languages modules to assess grammar and comprehension skills. You can, to some extent, choose modules which suit your own assessment preferences.
You will also take a study skills course during your first year, designed to equip you with the writing skills you will need to be successful in your degree. This module does not count towards your final degree award but you are required to pass it to progress to your second year.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/undergraduate/feesandfunding/bursariesandscholarships/home.aspx

The Uni


Course location:

Royal Holloway, University of London

Department:

Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

70%
low
Film studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in language and area studies

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate
324

Media studies

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
34%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B
407

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in language and area studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

99%
high
Employed or in further education
97%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Other administrative occupations
14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a small, general category covering several different subject areas - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. The most common courses covered here are in translation, with just 55 students graduating in translation degrees in 2015. The arts were the most likely job sector for graduates from these courses, but it's a good idea to go to university open days to ask tutors more specific questions about what previous graduates typically went on to do with their degree.

Media studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
77%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The UK has a world-class media industry in film, print and broadcast media, worth billions to the economy, and employing thousands of new graduates every year, so it's hardly surprising that ambitious and talented graduates want to work in it. But be realistic — this is a highly-sought after industry and jobs are amongst the most competitive around. If you want to be a star in front of the camera or in print, you might want to look at other options. Media studies graduates are much the most likely graduates to get into the media industry (in 2015, one in five grads entering the film industry, and one in four getting jobs in TV or film production had a media studies degree) and they’re more likely to be in crucial roles directing, producing, or operating sound or video equipment, or in media research or marketing roles. Self-employment and freelancing is more common than for most degrees, so that may be something to prepare for.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Communications and media

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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