English and Film
School - School of Arts & Media
Subject area - Media
UCAS Code: QP33
Start Date(s): September
Three years full-time
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £12,300 per year
- Expansive course that investigates a wide range of literature and film from around the world
- Strong links with the culture industries and the opportunity to undertake a work placement that relates to film distribution and exhibition
- Based at MediaCityUK
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
This well-established joint programme allows students to train in these separate disciplines and to exploit the synergies between them.
Studying literature, students will harness core skills in critical and independent thinking to analyse a range of literary texts, gaining a sophisticated appreciation of how texts interact with their historical and social contexts.
Studying film, students will examine a range of critical approaches, investigate developments in American and British cinema from their origins to the present day and discover how cinema has become a significant part of international culture as a major entertainment industry.
In year one, students will be introduced to the history, theory and critical underpinnings they need to study English and film. During their second year, students will extend their basic knowledge and understanding of literature and cinema through modules that focus on areas such as the Romantic period, British cinema and contemporary Hollywood. Following on from these core modules students will begin to select options, in line with their particular interests, in both areas. The final year of the course offers students an even wider range of options from which to choose. Film options are completed in the first semester, while the second semester focuses on English.
The course boasts strong industry links with several local culture organisations including HOME, Greater Manchester Arts Centre, The Salford Film Festival, and the Viva: Spanish and Latin American Film Festival. This course also provides its undergraduates with an in-depth insight into the practicalities of film distribution and exhibition via work placements during the Film Exhibition and Distribution module.
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.