Brunel University
Film and Television Studies with Placement BA (Hons)
Brunel University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Do you enjoy watching films and TV shows, and wonder what goes on behind the scenes to bring the stories to life? Do you want to work in the industry where you could make the next blockbuster or TV series? If so, the Film and Television Studies BA at Brunel is the course for you.

Your degree will give you a thorough understanding of film by combining the production with the theory of visual digital media. Delve into practical film and video-making, scriptwriting, filming and editing, whilst honing your critical analysis and research skills to develop a comprehensive understanding of how the film and TV industries work.

As the film and television industries are very hands-on, you will benefit from our fantastic editing suites which have up-to-date production software including Avid with accredited training facilities for Final Cut Pro 10. This will allow you to bring your ideas, thoughts and creations to life.

To complement your learning you’ll watch weekly screenings of a film or programme relevant to the topic being studied followed by a lecture that covers some of the key ideas and theories of film and television. Next, you’ll attend a seminar, where you have the opportunity to contribute to group discussions and share ideas with others. This format allows you to develop a strong understanding of what goes into the entertainment on our screens, and gives you the opportunity to collaborate and share ideas with your peers.

As well as enhancing your learning by attending screenings at the British Film Institute, the Institute of Contemporary Arts and other cinemas across the capital, you will also be eligible to enter our annual Brunel University Film Festival (BUFF) with categories including Best Fiction, Best Non-Fiction and Best Overall Film. This will allow you to put what you have learnt into practice and will give you the opportunity to showcase your talent.

Learn with confidence knowing that you are taught by some of the best film academics in the UK. Not only are they experts in the industry, but they have published work in the field so some of the books on your reading list may be written by those teaching you.

Our team of experts include: Leon Hunt - has published books including ‘East Asian Cinemas: Exploring Transnational Connections on Film (Tauris World Cinema Series)’, ‘The League of Gentlemen (BFI TV Classics)’, ‘Cult British TV Comedy: from Reeves and Mortimer to Psychoville’, and ‘Screening the Undead: Vampires and Zombies in Film and Television’ Geoff King – has several influential books about Hollywood and American independent cinema and teaches Independent and Art Cinema, on which he is a leading international authority Daniele Rugo - has worked on numerous film productions and is director of a feature documentary, The Olympic Side of London, narrated by the writer Iain Sinclair Ramon Bloomberg - is an award-winning filmmaker including T's World: The Over-identification of Terry Thompson (2015). He also won honourable mention for two categories at Dok Leipzig Caroline Ruddell - a leading theorist in Animation Studies and has contributed to published books including ‘The Crafty Animator: Handmade, Craft-based Animation and Cultural Value’, The Animation Studies Reader’, ‘Craft-based Animation in Zepo’ in the Short Film Studies Journal, and ‘Fantasy/Animation: Connections Between Media, Mediums and Genres’

You will graduate with the confidence to be a creative and imaginative cultural producer with solid knowledge of film culture and practical experience which will put you in good stead for your future career.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 35 graduates of Film and Television Studies with Placement BA (Hons) at Brunel University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Film Studies.

Overall student satisfaction
38 /100
35 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Film and Television Studies with Placement BA (Hons) at Brunel University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Film and Television Studies with Placement BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21000 £24000 £29000
25-75 percentile range £18000 - £24000 £20000 - £27000 £23000 - £33000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Film Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19557 £17968 £21434
25-75 percentile range £16543 - £22803 £13497 - £22719 £16000 - £27281

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Film and Television Studies with Placement, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3


Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Film and Television Studies with Placement BA (Hons) at Brunel University

20% Administrative occupations
20% Media Professionals
15% Sales occupations
15% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in an Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.

in any subject and A level grade B

in any subject and A level grade B

in any subject.

in any subject

in any subject with A levels grade BC

in any subject with A levels grade BC

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Test with no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT) 92 with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic 58 with a minimum of 51 in all subscores
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Film and Television Studies with Placement, BA (Hons).


Tuition Fees Film and Television Studies with Placement BA (Hons)

Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £15860 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Brunel University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Brunel University in related subject specific rankings.

Journalism & Media Studies

    • #42 
    • #49 
    Communication & Media Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #35 
    • #201 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]

See all university rankings of Brunel University

What students say about studying Film Studies in the UK?

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  • What is Film Studies?
  • Is Film School For You? 5 Reasons You Should & Shouldn't Attend

About Brunel University

Established in 1957, Brunel University is located in the large town of Uxbridge, in suburban London. Thanks to its location, Brunel University has numerous public transport connections to London, which students make use of for expanding their options when it comes to work experience placements. The admission rate is lower than in many universities, so applicants should prepare their personal statements and interviews well when applying to enrol here.

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Where is this programme taught

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