Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme enables you to combine modules in film studies with modules in American, British and European history, and more particularly to explore the unique film cultures that developed in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States throughout the twentieth century and beyond. You are encouraged to select pathways that combine modules on the history of a particular country, particularly those that focus on a country's film history and culture. In your final year, you work on primary source material either through a document'based special subject or through original research on a subject of your choice, leading to a 10'15,000 word dissertation

Course Modules

Year 1: History options include: historical writing for undergraduates; the American century: the united states since 1900; Europe since 1870; film options include: introduction to film studies; critical approaches to film: Alfred Hitchcock; European national cinemas; european film directors. Year 2: History options include: crises in Victorian thought; race in the United States: slavery to civil rights; revolution and stability in France from 1815 to the present; film options include: cinema and society in the United States: 1930'1960; screening South American political history. Year 3: History options include: research dissertation; the science and politics of race in Europe since the nineteenth century; ideas of the unconscious; film options include: screening the past: the French history film in the 1980s and 1990s.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £28,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • European Baccalaureate 75%-80%
  • GCE A-level ABB
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABB
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma MD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade