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University of Reading

English Literature and Film

UCAS Code: QW36

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

A level English Literature or a related subject at grade B. Related subjects: English Language & Literature; English Language; Drama & Theatre Studies; Creative Writing.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

to D: 15 credits and M: 30 credits. Must include at least 15 level 3 credits in English Literature or a related subject. Related subjects: English Language & Literature; English Language; Drama & Theatre Studies; Creative Writing.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32-30

Higher Level English Literature or a related subject at 5. Related subjects: English Language & Literature; English Language; Drama & Theatre Studies; Creative Writing.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

Modules taken must be comparable to A level English Literature or a related subject. Related subjects: English Language & Literature; English Language; Drama & Theatre Studies; Creative Writing.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B-A,B,B,B,B


Higher English Literature or a related subject at grade B. Related subjects: English Language & Literature; English Language; Drama & Theatre Studies; Creative Writing.

UCAS Tariff

120-147

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Film studies

English literature

On this programme, you explore two great literary traditions with a long history of cultural connections.
**Why study this course?**
The study of English Literature provides not only a rewarding challenge and active pleasure, but also the foundation of a critical and cultural awareness that will remain with you for life. We share our expertise and make you part of our research culture. Third-year modules allow you to do hands-on work in manuscript studies, scholarly editing and book history with acknowledged experts. Whether you study children's literature or contemporary American fiction, you become part of the conversation about how English Studies is developing. We take pride in our teaching, and we are delighted to know that our students recognise this through our consistently high National Student Survey scores. Studying film at Reading is an opportunity to mix theory with practice in a dynamic Department that has been leading its field for over four decades.
Our BA in English Literature and Film offers the chance to study two complementary media, the written word and film, and be able to explore the inter-connections between the two. The Department of English Literature and the Department of Film, Theatre and Television have been leaders in their fields for a long time: English Literature was one of the first university departments to teach American and Canadian authors like Margaret Atwood, and the Department of Film, Theatre and Television pioneered the study of film in UK higher education. Our students are active in all areas of university life, and bring the skills they learn in the classroom to their extra-curricular activities, such as the student newspaper and campus radio and television stations. The Department of Film, Theatre and Television is housed in the Minghella Building, which was custom-built with the needs of our students in mind. You will study film in forms as diverse as contemporary Hollywood to world cinema, from the emergence of film in the nineteenth century to new forms of digital entertainment in the twenty-first. The Department of English Literature offers modules in literature from the middle ages to contemporary and creative writing. We have research expertise in traditional subjects (such as Victorian fiction, or Renaissance drama, for example), in less traditional fields (such as Children’s Literature, and publishing studies), and in emerging fields, such as the study of Black British Fiction. At Reading, we believe in small-group teaching and are convinced of the importance of seminar discussion to the study of the Arts and Humanities: you will have time to discuss your ideas with tutors and other students.
**After the course**
As a Reading graduate you will enter the job market with well-developed skills of oral communication, critical analysis, research and writing, together with a high level of cultural literacy and critical sophistication. This is an attractive profile: Reading graduates in English Literature and Film have taken up jobs in television, film, theatre, publishing, public relations and advertising, journalism, education (primary, secondary and tertiary), travel and tourism, events planning, retail management and a variety of communication fields. Our graduates include: theatre directors, actors and playwrights; film producers and directors; special effects artists and cinematographers; radio producers and presenters; freelancers (including researchers and producers), as well as many independent television companies; drama therapists; teachers and university lecturers; arts council strategy officers; advertisers, journalists and public relations executives. Recent employers include the BBC, ITV, the Telegraph, Vogue, Oxford University Press, Waterstones, Cisco (the software company) and the Royal Mint, as well as local authorities and schools.

Modules

This course is made up of a mixture of compulsory and optional modules. See our website for more details of the options available.

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
£16,070
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Reading

Department:

English Literature

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Film studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate
366

English studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B
354

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.

Film 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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
68%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
6%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
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.

English 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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Media professionals
9%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

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

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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.

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

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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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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