36 months
17899 GBP/year
4630 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Students undertaking English and Film Studies at Queen's University Belfast explore literature, language and cinema in the widest possible sense.

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From the earliest writings in Anglo-Saxon to contemporary Irish, British, and ‘global’ literatures; from the origins of European cinema, via the French New Wave, to contemporary Hollywood and World Cinema, students study English and Film Studies at Queen's University Belfast  in their historical, cultural ideological circumstances and material manifestations. And modules on adaptation, visual culture and scriptwriting in both English and Film evidence the cross-pollination of these important cultural forms.


Studying for an English and Film Studies degree at Queen’s will assist you in developing the core skills and employment-related experiences that are valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions. Graduates from this degree have the proven ability to analyse subjects in depth and develop coherent arguments in written and verbal form, as well as linguistic fluency and experience of living and working abroad, all of which are highly sought after skills in a global job market.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Inventing America
  • Romantic Poetry (1789-1832)
  • Enlightenment and its Discontents
  • The English Language: Language and Power
  • History of English: Studying Language Change 
  • Modernism and Modernity
  • Modern American Fiction: Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A level requirements

  • BBB including A-level English
  • Note: for applicants who have not studied A-level English then AS-level English (grade A) would be acceptable in lieu of A-level English.
Irish leaving certificate requirements
  • H3H3H3H3H4H4/H3H3H3H3H3 including Higher Level grade H3 in English.
Access Course
  • Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 65% including an average of 65% in Literature modules.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 at Higher Level, including English.
  • A minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree, provided any subject requirement is also met.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17899 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17899 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4630 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) £4,630
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,630
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
  • EU Other £17,900
  • International £17,900

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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