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Film Studies and Creative Writing (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Keele, United Kingdom
The Film Studies and Creative Writing (Hons) programme at Keele University is an opportunity to explore the fertile connections between audio-visual and literary expression, from screenwriting to prose and poetry.
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Film Studies is an exciting, diverse and creative area of academic study. You will have the chance to develop your creative practice skills alongside the analytical study of screen and literary texts. You will explore the core areas of Film Studies, with Keele’s combined emphasis on local and global film cultures, and its focus on the key concepts and issues in film history and theory.

Looking across a range of films and filmmaking contexts, from Classical Hollywood to contemporary transnational cinemas, you will analyse, discuss and debate the cultural significance and creative possibilities of this powerful medium. Alongside this, you will study creative writing in every semester, experimenting with poetry, prose and screenwriting in order to develop your writing skills and to become a mature practitioner.

You’ll be taught by a team who are research active and expert in their fields, with a commitment to lively and innovative teaching methods. The module options also allow students to combine their learning and skills in creative filmmaking production; while throughout the course, you will be able to try out your work in a critical but supportive group framework, providing a vital source of feedback and reflection on your own practice.

As a Film Studies and Creative Writing (Hons) student at Keele University, then, you will learn to employ theoretical, historical and cultural strands of enquiry to analyse both classical and contemporary cinema, as well as making creative connections between Film and other art forms. 

Jobs that a graduate of this course could go on to do:

  • Film/video Editor
  • Location Manager
  • Programme Researcher
  • Production Designer
  • Runner Broadcasting
  • Television Floor Manager
  • Associate Producer
  • Camera Operator
  • Web Designer
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Arts Administrator
  • Theatre Assistant
  • Marketing Executive

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • 4 years with International Year
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Approaching Film: History and Theory
  • Reading Film
  • Poetry through Practice
  • Fiction through Practice
  • Introduction to European Cinema
  • Reading Literature
  • Telling Tales: An Introduction to Narrative Fiction

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements


  • A Level requirement CCC
  • English at C (or 4)
  • BTEC requirements MMM
  • 26 points
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma with 96 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Keele

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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