Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

English and Film Studies

Undergraduate                  BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Literature Lab

  • Literature in a Digital Age

  • History of Hollywood Cinema

  • Writing Criticism

Optional modules

  • Reading Fiction

  • Approaches to Poetry

  • Drama and Performance

  • Travels in Text and Time

  • American Film and Society

  • The Craft of Filmmaking

  • Screen, Nation, Identity

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • The Art of Storytelling

  • Dissertation / Screen Production Project

Optional modules

  • Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama

  • The Age of Chivalry and Romance

  • Sentiment and Scandal: Literature and Culture in the Long 18th Century

  • Visionaries and Rebels: Romantic Poets from Blake to Tennyson

  • Brief Encounters with the Victorians

  • Voyage Out: Travel, Empire and Cultural Encounters

  • The Child in British and American Literature and Culture

  • Reinventing Literature, 1950 to Now

  • American Rebels: Reading 20th Century US Counterculture

  • American Gothic

  • Creative Enterprises

  • Written on the Body: Rethinking Gender and Sexuality

  • Screening Genders

  • American Alternative Cinema

  • Television Production and Analysis

  • Musical-Made America

  • Cold War Culture

  • Creative Arts Practice: Creative Pursuits

  • American Animation History

  • Landmarks of World Cinema

  • Representing Reality, Disclosing Truth and Capturing the Everyday

  • Documenting America: Themes in American Nonfiction Film

  • Creative Arts Practice: Working in Partnership

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Dissertation/Project Preparation

  • Dissertation or Screen Production Project

Optional modules

  • Myths, Legends and Language of the Vikings

  • The Courtly

  • Playing God

  • Authorship and Identity in Renaissance Literature

  • Shakespearean Transformations

  • Unruly Subjects and Renaissance Texts

  • Writing the Revolution

  • Gothic

  • Literary Heritage: The 19th Century Today

  • Secrets and Lies: Victoria Decadence and Degeneration

  • Speaking Pictures: Literature and the Visual Arts

  • American Slavery in Literature and Film

  • Childhood Trauma in Contemporary Fiction

  • Contemporary Fiction

  • Crossing the Line: Frontiers, Coasts, and Borders in the Literature of the Americas

  • Special Author

  • East Asian Cinema

  • History of Hollywood Horror

  • Is Television History?

  • Disney Studies

  • Global Nightmares

  • Screen Production Project

  • American History by Hollywood

  • Creative Arts Practice: The Arts as a Living

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More about this course

Our English and Film Studies programmes provide students with exciting opportunities to be part of the literary and creative scene at the university and beyond. You will have an opportunity to study English and wider Anglophone literatures from a full range of genres and periods - medieval to contemporary - and will learn how to approach film and television as art, history, culture, entertainment, and commerce. 

Your studies will be enhanced by the excellent facilities at the university, and enriched by a wide variety of literary and screen events, the former attracting internationally renowned visiting authors, as well as showcasing new talent. We’ve also invested £9.5 million in Middleton Hall to create a world-class concert hall, cinema, and theatre space. Alongside this, you'll also enjoy our on campus state-of-the-art TV, film and digital media facilities. 

Teaching and Learning

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Study English in the city described as the most poetic in England, where Philip Larkin wrote most of his best work.

Gain a first-class grounding in literature, from the medieval era to the 21st century, under the guidance of world-leading experts.

Fantastic facilities include Middleton Hall, with its advanced cinema, as well as dedicated TV, film and digital media resources.

Benefit from our connections with regional film and media organisations, and gain invaluable work experience.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points.
  • Access to HE Diploma: pass with minimum of 45 credits at merit.

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

We maintain very close links with graduate employers, both on a local, regional, national and international level.

A number of our graduates have gone onto the traditional kinds of employment associated with arts students, such as journalism, teacher training and the public services. However, this joint degree enables students to enter careers within the film and television industry, while many others begin careers in commerce and industry.

Our graduates take a wide range of positions including public relations officer, secondary school teacher, retail store manager, employment agency consultant, quality assurance technician, pension adviser, and fundraising and appeals organiser.

Hull has long featured among the UK’s top universities for the employability of its graduates, with an excellent Careers Service available to all students during their time here and after graduation. There’s also the option of continuing your studies as a postgraduate – so you may be interested in what we offer at MA, MPhil and PhD levels.