• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The (Hons) Film and Media Studies programme from Manchester Metropolitan University is taught by a large team with a diverse range of interests and you’ll have access to cutting-edge research expertise and excellent resources in a department as dedicated to supporting students as it is to inspiring them.

Film modules introduce you to the history of cinema and the many forms and genres that have evolved, broaden your horizons from Anglo-American film to world cinemas, and develop your skills as a critical interpreter of the cinematic text. Media modules also explore development, forms and criticism, but have a particular focus on current and emerging platforms and industries. In your final year you’ll focus your study on your own chosen areas of specialism, working with academics who are experts in those fields. 

The creative industries sector in Manchester offers a broad range of opportunities in professions linked to film and media. The city is an excellent place to study this subject and to begin gaining experience and building your networks. We’ll help you to be ready for the world beyond university by giving you the opportunity to engage with external partners, and by giving you options to study abroad as part of your course, or to spend a year on a placement in Britain or abroad.

Careers

Typical careers for Film and Media Studies graduates include research in film and media, programme development for television and radio, film education, teaching and journalism. Manchester is an ideal location with links to the professional media bodies in the North West, including HOME, Grimmfest, BBC Manchester and Granada Studios.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      4 years with placement

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      4 - 9 years part-time

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Metropolis: Reading Manchester
  • Metropolis: Writing Worlds
  • Approaches to Film 
  • Introduction to Media
  • Media Platforms

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

General Requirements

  • 104-112 UCAS Tariff points from three A2s or acceptable alternatives. 
  • An English subject at GCE A Level is preferred, e.g. English Language, English Literature, English Language/Literature or Creative Writing. Subjects such as Drama, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Religious Education, History, Media Studies and General Studies will also be considered
  • Performing Arts, Production Arts or Creative Media Production are preferred from applicants studying BTEC qualifications
Specific GCSE requirements
  • GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered
International Baccalaureate points
  • 26

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 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 fees

  • UK/EU/Channel Islands students: £2312.50 per 30 credits studied per year
  • International students: £3,625 per 30 credits studied

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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