Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Arts and humanities courses at Birkbeck are ranked third best in London and 11th in the UK in the Times Higher Education 2015'16 World University Subject Rankings. The Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies offers an extensive portfolio of internationally respected courses that engage with the latest ideas and techniques in media and cultural theory, arts policy and management, film and television studies, journalism, creative marketing and digital media. Learn from leading academic researchers in the field such as Scott Rodgers, Joel McKim, Silke Arnold'de Simine, Andrew Asibong, Ben Cranfield and Tim Markham. Acquire up'to'date skills and knowledge from experienced industry practitioners at the heart of London's global media industry. Benefit from Birkbeck's highly interactive evening teaching. Learn alongside enthusiastic students from different walks of life, who bring interesting professional working experiences, cultural and educational backgrounds. Attend our dynamic programme of seminars, events and guest lecturers organised by affiliated research centres and networks such as Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture, the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and the Vasari Research Centre for Art and Technology. Make yourself at home in our Bloomsbury campus, which includes facilities such as the award'winning Birkbeck Cinema, computer labs equipped with video editing, print layout and web design software packages, and The Newsroom, home to The Lamp and Owl, Birkbeck's magazine produced by and for students. Make the most of our central London location and its world'class offering of public debates, exhibitions, conferences, screenings and film festivals. Birkbeck is different: classes are in the evening, so you can work, volunteer or do your own thing during the day. Record numbers of students are doing just that and getting a head start on their future careers.

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

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • Tariff 104
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • Course specific