• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Focus on the fast-paced world of film and TV as part of your Joint Honours degree – and prepare for an exciting future in the creative and cultural industries.

  • Look forward to excellent career prospects in fields like film marketing, cinema management and TV production as well as teaching, archiving and librarianship
  • ‌Gain vital experience through a work experience project, volunteering opportunities, film festivals, and networking at events
  • Enjoy real-world learning opportunities to develop your research, writing and presentation skills
  • Be inspired by our dedicated teaching team with experience in film and television research
  • Visit places relevant to the film and television history and hear guest speakers talk about their work
  • Apply for our American exchange programme and spend one semester studying at a university in the States or take part in a European Exchange programme to places such as Madrid, Spain and Tallin, Estonia.

This Film and Television Studies Joint Honours programme from University of Derby develops your critical and theoretical understanding of the moving image, drawing on a wide variety of disciplines including history, psychology, cultural studies and aesthetics.


Graduates from this subject have secured jobs in media-related careers such as cinema marketing or management, television production, television research, journalism, public relations and radio production.

You could also progress to roles in lecturing, teaching, museum work, library work and film archiving. If you want to continue your studies, you can consider postgraduate courses in subjects like film-making, scriptwriting, journalism or teacher training.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      4-6 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Moving Image     
  • European Cinema
  • Screen Narration       
  • Writing for Media
  • Critical Approaches to Film and Television Studies  
  • British Cinema in a Global Context
  • Media and Communication Project  
  • TV Boxing Clever: Brand, Identity and Format
  • Researching the Audience     
  • Work-based Learning in the Media and Cultural Industries
  • American Exchange
  • Independent Study
  • Advanced Media and Communication Portfolio
  • Screening Surveillance          
  • Documentary and Factual Production: Poetics and Praxis
  • Horror/Nation
  • New Hollywood and Beyond
  • The Magic Box: Cinema and Psyche

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • UCAS points - 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Alternative entry qualifications:
  • BTEC - DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 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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  • Part-time UK/EU students -  £1,155 per module

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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