Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

The course is based around a flexible and progressive approach to building knowledge and understanding of film and television studies. We produce graduates who can confidently apply conceptual skills in the communication industries, the wider world of work and in further learning. You will have the opportunity to work closely with internationally'recognised scholars, all leading experts in their fields. In addition to Media Arts staff, teaching draws on the expertise of film specialists in Royal Holloway's renowned School of Modern Languages. You will study in an environment which cultivates critical skills and intellectual curiosity.

Course Modules

Year 1: film and television history; introduction to critical theory and textual analysis; reading European film 1; the birth of European film; introduction to narrative; production workshop. Year 2: women's cinema; documentary; psychoanalysis; inter'war modern European cinema; media and history (holocaust); film theory (Hitchcock and point of view); European modernism and avant'garde film; Hollywood star performances; TV genre; modern European cinema; post classical Hollywood; video art; TV identity; the culture of celebrity; contemporary Chinese cinema; beyond Bollywood; cinema in France (modernism to postmodernism); postwar Italian cinema; history and politics reflected in German cinema 1930s'1990s; constructing identity in modern Spanish film; contemporary Spanish film; reading European film 2. Year 3: modern European cinema; avenues and alleyways (representations of the city); TV fictions; self'representation; dissertation; research project; the gothic, gender and sexuality; television histories; film aesthetics; material procedures (paradigms/parameters 1960 ' 1980); world cinema; contemporary British cinema; fascism/mafia fiction/film; contemporary Mexican cinema; German cinema (from the post'war era to the present); critical problems in modernisms and modernity; cinephilia (from 1915 to the present).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £15,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates ABBBCC
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • SQA Higher

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87% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 67%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 88%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 80%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

95% Go on to work and/or study

In work 75
Studying 15
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

24% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 100%

£4,300 - £5,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation