Queen Mary University of London
Comparative Literature and Film Studies BA (Hons)
Queen Mary University of London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Expand your cultural horizons by studying both literature and film from around the world. Our BA in Comparative Literature and Film Studies allows you to combine two complementary subjects and make connections between them. In the first year you’ll be given a solid grounding in the discipline of literary studies, and an introduction to the history of film and key concepts in film studies. From the second year you’ll choose modules from modern fairy tales to European literature to modernist literature in India and China, and a host of themes from madness to migration, and cinema in France, Germany or India to film archaeology. You can even try your hand at screenwriting. The wide range of optional modules in your second and third years means you can tailor your studies to the areas of literature and film which interest you most, and weight your studies towards one field or the other. You can also extend your degree by studying abroad for a year.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 42 graduates of Comparative Literature and Film Studies BA (Hons) at Queen Mary University of London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Film Studies.

Overall student satisfaction
75 /100
42 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Comparative Literature and Film Studies BA (Hons) at Queen Mary University of London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Comparative Literature and Film Studies 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 £25000 £23000 £22000
25-75 percentile range £21500 - £29000 £14000 - £26500 £18500 - £29000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Film Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20996 £19233 £22821
25-75 percentile range £17735 - £24314 £14563 - £24371 £17317 - £29185

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Comparative Literature and Film Studies, 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 Comparative Literature and Film Studies BA (Hons) at Queen Mary University of London

25% Sales occupations
25% Teaching Professionals
15% Welfare and housing associate professionals
10% Elementary occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations

Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework such as essays, analyses, creative journals, and written exams. The final year may include completion of a research project.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Including at least one essay based subject in humanities or social science. Excluded subject - General Studies.

We consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 18 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.

We consider applications from students offering an EPQ and may make an alternative offer to include three A levels, one grade lower than our usual requirement, along with a specific grade in the EPQ.

6,5,5 in HL subjects, including an essay based humanities or social sciences subject.

Queen Mary University of London welcomes applications from students currently studying Level 3 BTEC qualifications and will consider you for entry to the majority of our undergraduate courses. The typical entry requirements will vary according to the course you are applying for. Some of our courses require specific subject knowledge which you may not be able to cover as part of a Level 3 BTEC qualification and we may therefore require additional Level 3 qualifications to ensure that you are suitably prepared for relevant courses. A small number of our courses do not accept BTEC qualifications for entry, either as a standalone qualification, or in combination with other qualifications at Level 3. Information on our typical entry requirements and guidance for applying can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/btec/ If you are at all unsure about the acceptability of your BTEC qualification for entry, please contact the Admissions team for individual advice ([email protected]).

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 Comparative Literature and Film Studies, BA (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Comparative Literature and Film Studies BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

Our most recent information regarding tuition fees can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/tuitionfees/

Average student cost of living in London

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 Queen Mary University of London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Queen Mary University of London in related subject specific rankings.

Journalism & Media Studies

    • #14 
    • #17 
    Communication & Media Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #31 
    • #201 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]

See all university rankings of Queen Mary University of London

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About Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) was founded in 1989 in the Mile End district of London. This Russell Group University offers state-of-the-art facilities, including their Advanced Molecular Imaging Services, and the Genome Centre for DNA research at Barts and the London School of Medicine, among numerous others for a wide variety of subject matters. QMUL is without a doubt an excellent option for any student wishing to pursue a career path in scientific research, and is recognised worldwide as such.

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Where is this programme taught

Queen Mary University of London - Mile End campus
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