• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
This challenging Film Studies and Media (Hons) programme from Keele University combines theoretical approaches and practical hands-on experience in a lively and friendly learning environment. Media and Film Studies are the study of communication forms that have become central to every aspect of our lives.  
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Film and Media Studies are the study of screen art and communication forms that have become central to every aspect of contemporary life. Alongside the detailed analytical and historical study of film, you will analyse diverse cultural texts such as television, photography, advertisements, magazines, digital media and news. You will investigate the relationship between historical and cultural movements and media and film production, exploring the ways in which these forms are products of their time and place. You will combine the technical study of film and media with the opportunity to produce work of your own, ranging from photography and video to magazines online. We also provide opportunities to take work placements through our links to the creative and media industries.  

As a student in the Film Studies and Media (Hons) programme from 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. 

Media, Communications and Creative Practice is a dynamic course, which involves both practical and theoretical elements. On the practical side, students develop an understanding of and skills in photography, advertising campaigns, news programmes, digital publishing, film and documentary production and post production techniques, and in the third year students are given the opportunity to plan and produce a major creative project. On the theory side, students explore the ways in which we understand the terms media and culture both today and historically, and analyse how a range of media forms such as film, television, photography and literature produce cultural meaning.

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
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Programme Researcher
  • Radio Producer
  • Magazine Journalist
  • Broadcast Presenter
  • Advertising Copywriter

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:

  • Reading Film
  • Approaching Film: History and Theory
  • Media, Culture, and Power
  • The Photographic Message
  • Popular British Cinema: From the 90s to the present day

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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    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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    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.

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General Requirements


  • A Level requirement CCC
  • English at C (or 4)
  • BTEC requirements MMM 
  • 26 points 
  • Obtain 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.
  • National

    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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