Film and Media BA (Hons) (PW36)




University of Sunderland

Film and Media BA (Hons)

Requirements / Wymagania

PRZEDMIOT (co najmniej 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym) POZIOM PODSTAWOWY POZIOM ROZSZERZONY
Matura podstawowa oraz rozszerzona Ogólna średnia ze wszystkich przedmiotów minimum 60% (podstawowe i/lub rozszerzone) Ogólna średnia ze wszystkich przedmiotów minimum 60% (podstawowe i/lub rozszerzone)
Stara matura ocena minimum 3 -
J. angielski minimum 80% minimum 50%
Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury - minimum 6.0 -
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Course overview 

On this course, you will build up degree-level knowledge and skills of critical analysis and independent judgement. You will also develop expertise in academic research, particularly through writing a dissertation on a subject-relevant topic of your choice.


Why us?

  • Compared to some of our other media-related courses, this course has more emphasis on theory
  • Sunderland ranks second in the North-East for course satisfaction in media studies, according to the Guardian University Guide 2015
  • 90% of media students agree that Sunderland’s staff are good at explaining things, according to the National Student Survey 2015
  • The course provides an excellent foundation for studying at masters level in film and media
  • Our teaching is enriched by Sunderland’s cutting-edge research, which has been rated ‘world-leading’, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • You can write a feature-length screenplay as an alternative to a final year dissertation
  • In addition to theory and history modules on film and broadcast media, you can take two production modules each year if want to put your knowledge into practice

Modular structure

Year 1 (national level 4):

  • Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Film Studies (20 credits)
  • History of Cinema (20 credits)

Optional modules (choose at least three):

  • Contemporary Cinema (20 credits)
  • Celebrity Cultures (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Digital Media Cultures (20 credits)
  • Making of Popular Culture (20 credits)
  • Television Cultures (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Radio (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Video Production (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Screenwriting (20 credits)
  • Media Histories (20 credits)

Year 2 (national level 5):

  • Media Studies 1 (20 credits)
  • Film Theory and Criticism (20 credits)
  • Academic Research Skills (20 credits)

Optional modules (choose at least one):

  • American Film and Society (20 credits)
  • European Film and Society (20 credits)
  • British Cinema (20 credits)
  • Animated Film (20 credits)

Further optional modules (choose up to three):

  • Cultural Theory and Popular Culture 1 (20 credits)
  • Sexual Cultures (20 credits)
  • Video Documentary Production (20 credits)
  • Radio Production 1 (20 credits)
  • Live Radio and Commercial Production (20 credits)
  • Television Studio: Production and Development (20 credits)
  • Multiplatform Media Production 1 (20 credits)
  • Scriptwriting (20 credits)
  • The Moving Camera (20 credits)
  • Placement 1 (10 credits)
  • Placement 2 (10 credits)

Final year (national level 6):    

  • Media Studies 2 (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)

Optional modules (choose at least one):

  • Film Studies Special Topic (20 credits)
  • Film and Feeling: Music, Performance, Genre (20 credits)
  • Film, Horror and The Body (20 credits)
  • Hitchcock (20 credits)

Further optional modules (choose up to four):

  • Cultural Theory and Popular Culture 2 (20 credits)
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Television (20 credits)
  • Body and Culture (20 credits)
  • Popular Music Cultures (20 credits)
  • Media, Place and Mobility (20 credits)
  • Screenwriting for Film and TV 2 (20 credits)
  • Researching Sound (Radio and Film) (20 credits)
  • TV Studio Format Factory (20 credits)
  • Radio Drama (20 credits)
  • Advanced New Media Production (20 credits)
  • Practical Project (40 credits)

Teaching and Assessment 

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group work and e-learning. We encourage you to develop independent study skills.

As well as assessments that count towards your degree, there are also on-going assessments for feedback and consolidating your learning. Assessment methods include essays, reports, written coursework, projects, presentations and exams.

Part-time study

If you study this course on a part-time basis you will typically complete 40-80 credits in a year, rather than the 120 credits of full-time students. All modules are taught during the day time and you will be studying alongside full-time students.

Fees and funding

Full-time fees

The annual fee for this course is:

  • £9,250 if you are from the UK / EU
  • £10,750 if you are an international student

Part-time fees

Tuition fees for part-time students are £4,880 per 120 credits.

Please note that part-time courses are not available to international students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.

Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.

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