48 months
17500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Film Studies and English course at the University of Leicester gives you the opportunity to explore the similarities and differences between two complementary disciplines: English and Film Studies.


The worlds of Film and English make an exciting combination – there is much intellectual common ground on issues such as authorship, genre, identity and representation – and there is a great deal of cross-over when film adaptations are made from English Literature.

With this Film Studies and English degree at the University of Leicester you will develop skills and knowledge relevant to both film and literature but also a fuller understanding of the different aesthetic, commercial and consumption issues they raise.

Your English learning will take you on a chronological journey from the beginnings of the English language right up to the 21st century, exploring the work of those who have the most prodigious effect on English literature and language.

Why Leicester?

  • The Complete University Guide 2021 ranked us 15th in the country for teaching film studies.
  • The David Wilson Library has extensive collections of rare books and manuscripts plus the personal archives of two local giants of 20th century writing: Joe Orton and Sue Townsend.
  • Our teaching staff have specialist knowledge in some fascinating areas, including female Hollywood directors, Turkish-German cinema, Chinese and transnational cinemas, American B-movies and James Bond.
  • Notable authors who have spoken at the University include Carol Anne Duffy, Will Self, Amitav Ghosh, Jacqueline Wilson, Roger McGough, Fay Weldon, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Sarah Waters.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Film History
  • The Novel Around the World
  • American Film and Visual Culture
  • Film and Art: Academic Practice and the Workplace
  • Renaissance Drama: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries
  • Film Production
  • Documentary Film and Television
  • Film, Reception and Consumption

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A-levels: BBB at A-level including English (Language, Literature or combined). Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-Level. General Studies is accepted
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBC at A-level including English (Language, Literature or combined) + EPQ at grade B
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 24 of which must be at distinction. To include 12 credits at Distinction in English Level 3 Modules
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 28 points, including 6 in Higher Level English
  • BTEC Nationals: Pass Diploma with DDM. Plus grade B in A-level English (Language, Literature or combined)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17500 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Leicester

751 - 1426 GBP /month
Living costs

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