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University of Salford

Film Studies

UCAS Code: P303

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

Entry requirements


104 - 120 UCAS tariff points to be obtained from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent Film or Media Studies subject preferred but not essential General Studies accepted alongside 2 other A Levels

A maximum of 2 AS Levels are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

Passn level 3 QAA approved Access Diploma with 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points Film / Media studies subject preferred but not essential

Extended Project Qualifications are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English required. GCSE Maths C/4 or above preferred but not essential.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-31

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points Film / Media studies subject preferred but not essential

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points in combination with other Level 3 qualifications. Film / Media studies subject preferred but not essential

BTEC Level 3 Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC level 3 National Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

112 UCAS Points

BTEC level 3 National Foundation Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

UCAS Tariff

104-120

To be obtained from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Film studies

Since the introduction of cinema, film has been used as a unique platform to educate, entertain and inspire its audiences. This course is about taking films seriously, discovering the industry from a number of perspectives and projecting its future.

By focusing on the broader study of film history, aesthetics and theory, you will examine a range of critical approaches to film, investigating developments in American and British cinema from their origins to the present day. Additionally you will discover how cinema in those parts of the world, as well as across Europe and Asia, has become a significant part of global culture as a major entertainment industry. You will research and analyse key films and film movements in cinema; deepen your understanding of film, and make presentations of your findings. You’ll gain an academic, intellectual and practical understanding of one of the world’s most popular forms of mass entertainment and study work-related themes such as film distribution, exhibition and film journalism.

The course has strong links to the local culture industries, in particular: HOME, Greater Manchester Arts Centre; and the Viva: Spanish and Latin American Film Festival. This will give you an insight into the practicalities of film distribution and exhibition. Graduates of this course have gone on to work in a number of film related-careers such as film journalism, cinema administration, cinema programming and film festival/events organisation.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts and Media

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.

63%
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.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
74%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

78%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
48%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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.

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.

£18,000
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Average annual salary
90%
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Employed or in further education
95%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate 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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Film studies

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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£15k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

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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