University of Essex
Film Studies and Literature (Including Year Abroad) BA (Hons)
University of Essex

Key Course Facts

Course Description

In our media-led world, do film and literature merely reflect society or shape it? Our courses are ideal for those with a natural curiosity for the world. Our BA Film Studies and Literature allows you to graduate with expertise in two disciplines. Our interdisciplinary study of literature and film ensures you gain a deeper understanding of the historical and aesthetic interrelations between the two art forms. You make formal and theoretical connections between written and visual texts, based on the range of skills you develop in both literary and film analysis.

You spend your third year studying abroad allowing you to experience other cultures and languages, to broaden your degree socially and academically, and to demonstrate to employers that you are mature, adaptable, and organised.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Film Studies and Literature (Including Year Abroad), BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

Including an essay-based subject.

Including a Higher Level essay-based subject grade 5. We are happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.

Entry requirements for students studying BTEC qualifications are dependent on subjects studied. Advice can be provided on an individual basis. The standard required is generally at Distinction level.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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 Studies and Literature (Including Year Abroad), BA (Hons).


Tuition Fees Film Studies and Literature (Including Year Abroad) BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £16850 year 1
International £16850 year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2021-22 entry. Fees will increase for each academic intake and each academic year of study.

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)
  • year 2

University Rankings

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About University of Essex

The University of Essex, is a public, research university where curiosity prevails and thinking outside the box isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. Based in the county of the same name, Essex, the main campus is located in Wivenhoe Park, near Colchester. It is home to the university’s three faculties, Humanities, Science & Health and Social Sciences, as well as a very large community of local rabbits, and other small fauna typical of the English countryside.

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Where is this programme taught

Colchester Campus
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