Why choose this course?
- Combine passion for reading with first-rate skills for your career
- Specialise in the literature genre and period of your choice
- Close to the Warner Bros. and Harry Potter studios
We give you:
- The chance to explore the cross-over between these highly complementary disciplines.
- An expert academic team to support you and build your confidence as you develop into a scholar with expertise in both fields, plus the opportunity to get involved with local cinemas and our own bespoke film club.
- A global approach to both Literature and Film, providing both a broad overview of literary and cinematic history and the chance to study more specialised areas of interest.
- Teaching rated excellent by 92.14% of our students in the 2018 National Student Survey.
- CV-building potential through work placements and extra-curricular activities.
What's the course about?
This fascinating History with Film (Hons) degree from University of Hertfordshire is both geographically and historically wide-ranging. This means you’ll study literature written in English from the Renaissance to the present day, by writers from all parts of the globe; and alongside this, you’ll explore film and television from America, Asia, Britain and the rest of Europe, from the earliest days of moving images to some of the most exciting contemporary work being produced today.
In both disciplines, you’ll be taught by research-active academics who bring fresh thinking to our accessible, engaging courses. We’ll introduce you to writers and film-makers who will open doors to contemporary worlds and cultures remote from your own, and also help you explore more familiar works – both textual and visual – in ways that challenge your preconceptions.
Whatever your taste in literature, there will be something to interest and provoke you. From The Tiger Who Came to Tea to Jane Eyre, from Paradise Lost to Zadie Smith’s Swing Time, we’ll broaden your literary horizons and hone your critical thinking.
A core Literature module in your first year will equip you to read and interpret both traditional and contemporary literary texts critically as a scholar of English literature. Alongside this you can choose to revisit Shakespeare and consider his cultural relevance today through fictional, cinematic and TV adaptations; or to deepen your understanding of Gothic writing by tracing its origins back to the Romantic era.
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- Film Criticism
- Texts Up Close: Reading and Interpretation
- Make it New: Literary Tradition and Experimentation
- Border Crossings: Modern Literature from around the World
- Genre, Styles and Stars
- Shakespeare Reframed
- American Voices: US Literature and Culture
- Romantic Origins & Gothic Afterlives
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesFilm, Photography & Media History Modern History View 1082 other Bachelors in History in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- UCAS points 112-120
- A Level BBC-BBB
- BTEC DMM-DDM'
- IB 112-120
- GCSE: Grade 4/C in English Language and 4/D Mathematics
- Access course tariff: An overall merit profile in 45 credits at Level 3.
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International14000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Hatfield
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.