In Year One, through a series of core modules, you will be introduced to the field of literary and cultural theory and literary narrative in relation to fiction and the novel. Alongside this you will study the history of cinema from its origins to the present day. You will also examine a range of critical approaches to film as well as investigating the world’s most powerful film industry: Hollywood.
During the first part of your second year you will extend your basic knowledge and understanding of literature and cinema through core modules that focus on areas such as the Romantic period, British cinema and contemporary Hollywood. Following on from these, you will begin to focus your studies on the areas you find most interesting by taking a number of module options that reflect the expertise of Salford’s teaching staff.
Choose from one English and one Film module from the following:
The final year of the course offers a range of options from which you can choose to specialise. Film options are completed in the first semester, while the second semester focuses on English.
Choose three modules from the following:
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.
|UCAS tariff points||280-320 points|
|GCE A level||BBC-ABB with B in English/media studies. General studies accepted with two other A2s|
|BTEC National Diploma||DMM - DDM|
|Scottish Highers||280-300 points|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||280-300 points|
|International Baccalaureate||31 points|
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.
Candidates should be academically inclined and have a passion for both literature and film. You should be interested in watching a wide range of films and reading a wide range of literature and to think critically about both and their way or representing their social and historical contexts. While not a production course it is particularly useful for students contemplating careers in media and creative industries
English and Film Studies will be delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. These will be complemented on the Film Studies side by a series of screenings and talks by visiting experts.
Traditional essays, presentations, shorter pieces of written analysis and longer written pieces based on your own research.
You will have the opportunity to pursue a number of English and film-related careers such as journalism, cinema programming, teaching and film festivals. These may in turn lead to work writing about cinema, working in the film distribution sector or a role at a cinema or at a film festival. A degree in English and Film Studies will also provide a grounding that could lead to a job in arts administration or education.
English and Film Studies will provide students with the opportunity to experience a number of English and Film related careers such as journalism, cinema programming, teaching and film festivals. These may in turn lead to work writing about cinema, working in the film distribution sector or a role at a cinema or film festival. A degree in English and Film Studies will also provide a grounding that could lead to a job in arts administration or education.
As a result of your studies, you will have the opportunity to pursue a number of English and Film-related careers such as journalism, cinema programming, teaching and film festivals. These may in turn lead to work writing about cinema, working in the film distribution sector or a role at a cinema or at a film festival. A degree in English and Film Studies will also provide a grounding that could lead to a job in arts administration or education.
The course boasts strong industry links with several local culture organisations including Cornerhouse, Greater Manchester Arts Centre, The Salford Film Festival, and the Viva: Spanish and Latin American Film Festival. This provides those on the course with an in-depth insight into the practicalities of film distribution and exhibition via work placements during the Film Exhibition and Distribution module.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
As a UK/EU student you could be entitled to:
As an International student you could be entitled to:
The Vice-Chancellor's Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship is currently available to international students who achieve ABB at A level (or equivalent).