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Film and Television Studies and American Studies (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #96 (QS) Nottingham, United Kingdom
This Film and Television Studies and American Studies (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham combines multidisciplinary American studies with the study of global film, television and other screen media and their position within specific historical and social contexts.


Part of this Film and Television Studies and American Studies (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham interrogates film and television as art forms and industries, locating them within specific historical and social contexts. The other part approaches North American literature, history, politics, art and music, situating the US, Canada and ethnic and regional American cultures in transnational and global perspectives.

Year one

In year one, you have the choice of taking core modules in either American history or American literature. You will also take a multidisciplinary module exploring the relationship between film, literature and culture in the North American context. In film and television you will engage in multidisciplinary activity in addition to core studies in film and television history, production cultures, the analysis of film texts and key critical perspectives, and the contexts of film and television consumption.

Year two

Year two broadens and develops your understanding of core concepts. In American studies, a survey of North American regions extends your understanding of American society and cultural forms. You will also select two optional modules from a range which covers particular periods, events, themes, genres, authors and texts in greater depth. In film and television studies, you will explore how film and television converge in the contemporary media landscape.

Year three

In year three, you will continue and extend the process of specialisation promoted in the second year. You will write an original research dissertation and follow a programme of advanced study in a choice of modules in film and television and in American and Canadian history, literature and culture.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Producing Film and Television
  • Consuming Film and Television
  • Reading Film and Television
  • Questioning Culture
  • Canadian Literature, Film and Culture
  • American History: 1607 – 1900
  • American Literature and Culture: To 1945
  • North American Regions
  • North American Film and Television
  • The American Pop Century
  • The Contemporary American Novel
  • African American History and Culture

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • A level offer: ABB
  • Normally one essay-based subject at A level
  • IB score: 32

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17550 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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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
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