BA (Hons) English Literature and Film

English Literature and Film engages you with critical approaches, key discourses and major texts in both the Film Studies and English Literature disciplines. You are required to think both about the disciplinary differences as well as their interdependence, as many films begin as screenplays and many novels have been adapted.

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BA (Hons) English Literature and Film at University of Winchester

UCAS code: QP33

Entry Requirements

Typical offer:

2017 Entry: 96-112 points

A GCSE A*- C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.

Degree duration:

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

International Baccalaureate:

25 points

If English is not your first language:

Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 (including 6.0 in writing) or equivalent

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

2017 Entry Full-time £9,250*** p/a Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,939. Total Cost: £27,750*** (3 years)

International Students

2017 Entry Full-time £11,600*** p/a Total Cost: £34,800*** (3 years) For further details click here

Additional Costs:

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as text books and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information

Study abroad (optional):

USA; Asia (Japan)

Work experience/field trips:

Students have the opportunity to take part in field trips and gain work experience through volunteering.

Location:

Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Pre-approved for a Masters:

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

Terms and Conditions

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here.

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures library

***Indicative Fees for 2017/18 Home and EU students are £9,250 per year. Whilst the inflationary fee increases in tuition fees and student support loans have been announced by the Minister, they are still subject to formal parliamentary approval and the approval of The University of Winchester Board of Governors. International fees are still subject to approval from the University of Winchester Board of Governors.

The programme draws on the research interests and expertise of staff with subject-specific and strong interdisciplinary backgrounds. You develop sophisticated skills in analysis, expression, argumentation and presentation in both subject-specific and interdisciplinary ways, all of which are preparatory to success in future employment.

In Year 1, you acquire relevant subject knowledge, critical approaches and key skills. These are developed in Years 2 and 3 alongside the integration of film and literature studies and enhanced research skills to allow you to work in both independent and informed ways at advanced levels of study.

In Year 2, in addition to the mandatory requirements, you must take at least two Film Studies and two English Literature optional modules. In Year 3 you must choose three film and three English optional modules.

Year 1

Core modules:

  • Introduction to English Studies
  • Critical Reading 1
  • Reading Film
  • Film Criticism
  • Critical Reading 2
  • Early English Texts and Contexts
  • Film Form, History and Culture
  • Understanding Horror Film

Year 2

Core modules:

  • Literary Adaptations for Film and Television
  • Approaches to Film
  • Researching Film Studies

Optional modules:

  • Contemporary European Cinema
  • Classical Hollywood Cinema
  • Music and Film
  • Post-Classical Hollywood Cinema
  • Cinema, Politics and Society
  • B-Movies
  • Gangster and Crime Film
  • British Cinema - Comedy, Realism and the Imaginary
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • The American Film Western
  • Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama
  • Seventeenth-Century Literature and Revolution
  • Nineteenth-Century Romanticism
  • The Modern Age
  • Chaucer and His World
  • Shakespeare and Seventeenth-Century Drama
  • Eighteenth-Century Romanticism
  • Victorian Fictions
  • British Literature in the Age of Reason 1688-1743
  • Literature in the Shadow of Revolution1745-1775-1789
  • Gothic and Romantic Fiction
  • Postcolonial Fictions
  • The Postmodern Age
  • American Science Fiction
  • Volunteering for Film Studies
  • Volunteering for English

Year 3

Core modules:

  • English and Film Dissertation (Extended Independent Study)

Optional modules:

  • Authorship and Film
  • Stars
  • Film and the City
  • National Cinemas I
  • Animation
  • Cult Film and Art Cinema
  • Discontent Down Under: Gender, Racism, Change and Loss in Australian Cinema
  • Film and Reality: Modernity, Modernism and Postmodernism
  • Gothic Film
  • Killer Films
  • The Shakespeare Phenomenon
  • Women's Writing in the Long Eighteenth-Century
  • Biography and the Body
  • William Blake: Poet of Jerusalem
  • Twentieth-Century Dramatic Texts: Brecht and Beckett
  • Consumer Culture
  • Jewish Identities
  • Keywords
  • Literature, Sexuality and Morality
  • The City in American

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions

The University aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here and be transferable to further studies or the employment market. Staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of the course, students develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving, and analysis with the support of staff. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars etc), students are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, personal tutors and the wide range of services to students within the University.

Programme Leader

The University is committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to students on their academic progress and achievement, enabling them to reflect on their progress and plan their academic and skills development effectively. Students are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from their course tutors and lecturers.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Graduates may pursue careers in film- and television-related industries, creative industries, advertising, media and journalism, teaching, education and library services, and publishing.

Employability 

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.

While DLHE provides accurate information about first destinations, this data needs to be viewed with some degree of care. Six months after leaving university is often a time of much uncertainty and change for leavers; many will be unsure of their long-term career plans and may take a temporary job or time out. The destinations of graduates only six months out of university do not necessarily reflect longer term career success and are therefore a crude measure of employability. Therefore, DLHE data should be viewed as merely a 'snapshot' of one particular year's experiences at a specific point in time.

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice, for more information please read the Employability Statement

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
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International Students

International students seeking additional information about this programme can send an email to International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1962 827023

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