Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Right from the start you'll be introduced to a whole range of critical perspectives, approaches and contexts which will give you the tools to interrogate your reading. Ours is an exciting, dynamic, wide'ranging course, with plenty of flexibility allowing you to follow your own individual tastes and literary passions. As well as acquiring all'important knowledge, you'll develop analytical, time'management, personal and collaborative communication skills. The programme incorporates a personal development strand from the first year onwards and in the final year you can opt for an employment'related module on the Creative Industries, all of which helps prepare you for the world of work. Adding Film and Television Studies is a smart way to develop your critical, technological and theoretical perspectives, and your appreciation of how meaning is created on screen. Theory and practice are drawn together via a great range of practical modules, using Avid and Final Cut Pro in our own editing suites with technical support every step of the way. Modules cover both mainstream and alternative practices, including American Independent Cinema, Political Film, and Alternative Film and Video. Horror, Comedy and Celebrity TV feature too. We'll help you understand how different genres work aesthetically, socio'culturally and institutionally, and help you to analyse your own practical work.

Course Modules

English Level 1 Core: There is only one compulsory module at level 1. While there are other modules and they concentrate of different approaches to poetry, dramatic text and prose. Level 2 Core: You will study some period based modules such as; romanticism and revolution; Shakespeare. Level 3 Core: You can choose from a wide range of modules that are research led by experts in the field. Some of the modules include; Shakespeare ' the Return of the Author; Writing Ireland; Critical Perspectives (Historical and Contemporary); Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture; and Post'Millennial Fiction, 2000 to the Present. Film and Television Studies Level 1: You will begin with a series of foundational modules at Level 1 that introduce you to film and television form, critical frameworks that have shaped the subject, historical and social context and an understanding of the relationship between theory and practice. Level 2: You will be given more choice, to develop these understandings in relation to more specific media, geographical and/or genre contexts, and to undertake video practice. Level 3: You are expected to develop increasingly sophisticated frameworks of analysis across a range of modules, including those focused on alternative practices in a variety of contexts.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time
BA (Hons) £6,750  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • GCE A-level BBB
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAABB
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • IELTS 6.5
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD

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13% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 9%

Total Coursework: 86%

Total Practical: 5%

£4,500 - £6,900
Typical cost of university accommodation

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