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University of Kent

Film Studies and English, American and Post-Colonial Literature

UCAS Code: WQ63
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • English studies
  • Cinematics & photography
Student score
88% HIGH
84% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% MED
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£15k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Grades ABB in three A levels including B in English Literature or English Language & Literature required. (English Literature at grade B or English - Language & Literature at grade B).

Scottish Highers
AAABB

Grades AAABB including grade A in English required from the best five Higher subjects English at grade A.

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

Grades ABB in three advanced highers including grade B in English required. English at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
MMD

Applications considered individually.A level grade B in English Literature/English Language & Literature also required

BTEC Certificate
DD

Applications considered individually. A level grade B in English Literature or English Language & Literature also required.

BTEC Award
D

Applications considered individually.2 additional A level equivalents inc A level grade B in English Literature/English Language & Literature required

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

Applications considered individually.A level grade B in English Literature/English Language & Literature also required

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

Applications considered individually. Two additional A level equivalents inc A level grade B in English Literature/English Language & Literature required

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

Applications considered individually. A level grade B in English Literature/English Language & Literature required

International Baccalaureate
34

34 overall OR 16 at higher level including higher English A1/A2/B at 5/6/6 or HL 5 or SL 6 in English Literature or English language and Literature (literature of other countries may be considered on an individual basis).

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

English at Kent is challenging, flexible, and wide-ranging. It covers both traditional areas (such as Shakespeare and Dickens) and newer fields such as American literature, creative writing, postcolonial literature and recent developments in literary theory. We also offer you the opportunity to spend up to a year studying abroad in either America, Canada, Europe or Hong Kong. Staff in the School of English are internationally recognised for academic research which links closely with undergraduate teaching, and the School regularly hosts visits by a variety of international writers and critics. There are several published authors and poets in the School, and our students publish a magazine of creative writing, poetry and prose. A number of our students also write for InQuire, the student union newspaper. Film at Kent engages with cinemaâ??s rich scope and history, from silent classics and mainstream Hollywood to world cinema and the avant-garde.

Modules

Stage 1: Critical practice; early drama; romanticism and critical theory; introduction to narrative cinema 1: American cinema; introduction to narrative cinema 2: world cinema. Stage 2/3: Core modules including: long essay; study of a single film; topics in American cinema and/or British cinema; early American literature 1630-1880/modern American literature: from the closing of the frontier to the end of the cold war; 18th century literature 1680-1770/18th century literature 1770-1832; Shakespeare and his contemporaries 1: comedies/Shakespeare and his contemporaries 2: tragedies; medieval and Tudor literature/early modern literature; narratives from life/individual writing project; 6 modules from: animated worlds; border crossings in American cinema; British cinema since the 1950s; cinema and difference; cinema in 1920s Berlin, Paris, Moscow; concepts in film form; European cinema 1: realisms; female performance; film and television adaptation; film style, interpretation and evaluation; history of British cinema; pulp film: the avant-garde and popular cinema; real TV: television and the construction of popular reality; silent cinema; sound and cinema; special and digital effects: a critical history; storytelling and the cinema; television: the medium and its forms; options.

University of Kent

Students relax

Kent provides a wealth of European and international opportunities for study, work and travel, a stimulating and effective learning community that focuses on the individual and excellent research-led teaching. The main Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of park land half-an-hour's walk from the city centre, surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods.

How you'll spend your time

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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 95%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
77% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
349 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

5%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

15%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2012, more than 12,000 students graduated with English degrees. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job as a doctor or nuclear physicist. There isn't a lot of difference in terms of outcomes between taking English language or English literature, so choose the one that suits you and don't worry about whether one is more likely to get you the job you want than the other. About one in five English graduates went into further study last year, and apart from further degrees in English, graduates were also likely to go onto teaching, law or publishing. All in all it's a flexible option – some even changed career direction entirely and took postgraduate courses in subjects like nursing or maths.
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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 88%
Student score 84% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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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
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
58% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
356 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £15k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

13%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's been a difficult recession for this subject, so unemployment rates are currently looking quite high overall, with salaries on the lower side – and recovery may be long and slow for these graduates. But even despite the figures, most graduates are working after six months, and 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 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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