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QW36 BA Film and English (3 years)

‘You read and view widely, have an imaginative flair and enjoy analysing complex films and texts. Film and English at Southampton offers you the opportunity to think about cinematic and literary forms in new and interesting ways’.

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Introducing your degree

Combine your love of film with an exploration of English language, literature and culture on this combined Film and English degree course. Study diverse modules such as: Narrative and Culture, Critical Theory, Introduction to Hollywood Film, Early and Silent Cinema, American Cinema since 1965 and more. This course can lead to many diverse career opportunities.

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Programme Structure

  • In your first year, you will take a balance in both Film and English modules. Studying English you will explore the form and material context of different literary narratives, and debates in critical theory. In your Film modules, you will be introduced to key concepts and terminology through the analysis of sound, editing, lighting and camera-work.
  • In your second year you will choose from a wide range of film and literary topics from the medieval period to film noir.
  • In your final year you will consolidate your knowledge and skills as a researcher in film and literary studies by completing a dissertation on a topic of your choice in either of your main subjects.

In all three years you have the option to take 25% of your programme in another subject.

For further details, see the full course map under ‘Modules’.

View the programme specification for this course for 2018/19 entrants

View the programme specification for this course for 2019/20 entrants

Key Facts

Comprehensive audio-visual facilities and excellent teaching/screening venues

Student-led initiatives such as SUSUtv, Wessex Films, and The Film Club

Did you know?

You can take this programme with a year abroad at one of our 173 partner institutions in over 24 countries – use code QW37 when you apply through UCAS.

Typical entry requirements

For 2020 entry

View 2019 entry requirements

QualificationGrade
GCSE Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)
GCE A-Level AAB to ABB including English Literature or a related subject*
GCE A-Level with Extended Project Qualificiation (EPQ)

If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A level offer:

ABB to BBB including English Literature or a related subject* and grade A in the EPQ

GCE A-Level with Contextual offer

We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience.

Students who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme, as follows:

ABB to BBB including English Literature or a related subject*

A-level additional information

Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. *Related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies.
Our preferred subjects are English Literature, English Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, Film Studies, Law, Politics, Classical Civilisation and Religious Studies. Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.

Welsh Baccalaureate offer

AAB to ABB from 3 A levels including English Literature or a related subject*
or
AA to AB from 2 A levels including English Literature or a related subject* and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.

Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. *Related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies.
Our preferred subjects are English Literature, English Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, Film Studies, Law, Politics, Classical Civilisation and Religious Studies. Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.

International Baccalaureate Diploma
offer

Pass, with 32 points overall with 16 points at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in English Literature or a related subject*

*Related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies.
Our preferred subjects are English Literature, English Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, Film Studies, Law, Politics, Classical Civilisation and Religious Studies.
Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.

International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP)
offer

Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements.

Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Access to HE Diploma offer

60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, of which 39 must be at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit, to include 6 Distinctions in English Literature or a related subject*
OR
60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, to include 6 Distinctions in English Literature or a related subject*

*Related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies.
Our preferred subjects are English Literature, English Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, Film Studies, Law, Politics, Classical Civilisation and Religious Studies. Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.

Irish Leaving Certificate offer (first awarded 2017)

H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 to H1 H2 H2 H2 H3 H3 including English Literature or a related subject*

Irish Leaving Certificate offer (last awarded 2016)

A2 A2 A2 B1 B1 B1 to A2 A2 B1 B1 B2 B2 including English Literature or a related subject* at B1.

*Related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies.
Our preferred subjects are English Literature, English Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, Film Studies, Law, Politics, Classical Civilisation and Religious Studies. Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.

Scottish Qualification offers

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Cambridge Pre-U offer

D3 D3 M2 to D3 M2 M2 in three principal subjects including English Literature or a related subject*

*Related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies.
Our preferred subjects are English Literature, English Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, Film Studies, Law, Politics, Classical Civilisation and Religious Studies. Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.

Level 3 BTEC (QCF) offer (unreformed)

Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Extended Diploma plus A to B in A level English Literature or a related subject*.

Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Diploma plus A to B in A level English Literature or a related subject*

Distinction in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AA to AB to include A level English Literature or a related subject*

Level 3 BTEC (RQF) offer (reformed)

Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC National Extended Diploma plus A to B in A level English Literature or a related subject*.

Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC National Diploma plus A to B in A level English Literature or a related subject*

Distinction in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AA to AB to include A level English Literature or a related subject*

*Related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language or Drama and Theatre Studies.
Our preferred subjects are English Literature, English Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, Film Studies, Law, Politics, Classical Civilisation and Religious Studies. Our lower offer is given to applicants studying one or more of these preferred subjects.

European Baccalaureate offer 80% overall including grade 8 in English Literature or a related subject*
OR
77% overall including grade 8 in English Literature or a related subject*
International qualifications

Find a list of accepted international qualifications listed by country

This is a list of the international qualifications that are recognised by the University of Southampton. If you are not sure that your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Teams.

English language requirements

All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement. Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements.

Band C IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components

For 2019 entry

QualificationGrade
 GCE A-level

AAB to ABB including English Literature (or a related subject*).

Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ.

We accept all A levels except General Studies.

International Baccalaureate requirements

 32 points overall, 16 at higher level including 6 in higher level English Literature (or a related subject*).

 

*A related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language, or Drama and Theatre Studies. We may interview students without a Literature component in their A levels, due to the literary emphasis of our degree programmes.

International applications

We welcome applications from international students. Helpful information on applying, meeting a University representative in your country, or improving your English language levels can be found on the International Office website. If English is not your first language you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with not less than 7.0 in Reading and Writing, 6.5 in Listening and Speaking.

Alternative qualifications

We welcome applications from candidates offering qualifications other than A and AS levels (including BTEC, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate and Scottish Highers). You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University to an A level applicant. Contact us for further information on equivalencies for these qualifications and others not listed here.

Contextual Offers

 

The University of Southampton is committed to widening participation and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data supports our admissions teams to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who flagged in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

A typical contextual offer is ABB - BBB from three A levels including a Grade A or B in English Literature (or a related subject*) or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Please see our contextual admission pages for more information.

 

Selection process:
Intake:
50
Average applications per place:
6

Selection is normally based on actual or predicted grades plus the reference and personal statement on your UCAS application. Exceptionally we may ask you to come for an interview before making an offer.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

 

Year 1

 

Semester One
Compulsory
FILM1001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
Optional

Semester 1 Options You must ensure you take a total of 60 credits in each semester including your compulsory modules (Semester 1 FILM1001 30 credits). This means at least 45 credits in English and Film in each semester. You are advised to contact Stephen Morton S.C.Morton@soton.ac.uk, the Director of Programmes for English, if you wish to take an option from another Faculty. 30 Credits should be selected from the following two groups.

ENGL1004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1085Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1086Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1089Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two
Optional

Select 15-30 credits Please select either FILM1002 or FILM1027 Film strongly recommends that you select the 30 credit FILM1002 module, but if you wish to select FILM1027, 15 credit version, you will need to select a further 15 credit module from the alternative module list below.

FILM1002Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
FILM1027Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Select 15 - 30 credits

ENGL1080Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1087Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1090Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Year 2

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

Semester One

You may, if you wish, replace one optional, 15 credit, single module in each semester with an alternative subject.  One of these will replace the equivalent credits in English, and the other the equivalent credits in Film.

Compulsory
FILM2002Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional

Semester 1 Options Select 45 credits from the following groups Joint Honours students need to take a total of 30 credits in Film modules (inc compulsory modules), plus 30 credits in English.

Semester 1 Film Modules Select 0-15 credits from the following

FILM2003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM2020Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM2026Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM2028Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Semester 1 English Modules Select 15 - 30 credits from the following

ENGL2012Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2027Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2080Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL2087Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2096Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2097Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2101Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2106Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL2107Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
GERM2006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA2008Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL1019Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two
Optional

Semester 2 Film Modules Select 15 - 30 credits from the following

FILM2015Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM2019Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM2022Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM2023Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM2029Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Semester 2 English Modules Select 15 - 30 credits from the following

ENGL2011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2052Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2075Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL2078Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2092Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2094Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2099Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2103Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2104Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL2105Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Year 3

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

Dissertation:
Choose either a Film dissertation (FILM3003) or an English dissertation (ENGL3016).

Film:
If you are planning a Film dissertation, choose 60 credits worth of English modules (normally a double and two single modules).

You may, if you wish, replace one optional, 15 credit, single module in each semester with an alternative subject.  One of these will replace the equivalent credits in English, the other the equivalent credits in film.

Semester One
Optional

3rd Year Options Please be aware that it may be possible to take module from outside your department that are not listed here, however please note that all non-compulsory module choices are subject to module and timetable availability. You are encouraged to take at least 15 ENGL credits from each of the three period bands across the second and third years (A, B and C). If you wish to take a single CIP module, a minor, a language or an alternative module you may only drop 15 credits from each discipline per year. If the module you select is listed as full please select an alternative module. The system will keep a record of when you made your first selection, and generate a waiting list from the record. Please use the comments box to indicate which module you would prefer to drop to make way for your preferred choice.

Dissertation Module When selecting modules please make sure that you will be taking an even number of credits (compulsory and optional) in each semester and that you are taking a minimum of 45 credits in each discipline this year. Please select one of the following dissertation modules. If you wish to take a FILM dissertation (FILM 3003), you should select the Film dissertation below, one 15 credit Film module and 30 credits of English modules in Semester 1. In Semester 2, 15 credit Film module plus 30 credits of English modules. If you wish to take an ENGLISH dissertation (ENGL 3016), you should select the English dissertation below, 30 credits of Film modules and 30 credits of English modules in Semester 1. In Semester 2, you should select 30 credits of Film modules.

ENGL3016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
FILM3003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Semester 1 Modules Select 30 - 60 credits from the following If you have taken a FILM dissertation (FILM 3003), you should select 1 x single (15 credit) Film module and 30 credits of English modules If you have taken an English dissertation (ENGL 3016), you should select 30 credits of Film modules and 30 credits of English modules.

ENGL3004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3015Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3041Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3056Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3058Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3089Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3098Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3099Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3100Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM3009Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM3018Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM3024Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM3027Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
GERM3016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two
Optional
ENGL3016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
FILM3003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Semester 2 Modules Select 15 - 45 credits from the following If you have taken a FILM dissertation (FILM 3003), you should select 0-15 credits of Film modules plus 30 credits of English modules If you have taken an English dissertation (ENGL 3016), you should select 30 credits of Film modules.

ENGL3007Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3049Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3083Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3086Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3096Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3097Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3101Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM3006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM3012Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM3022Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM3025Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM3028Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
GERM3006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
GERM3017Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA3011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HUMA3018Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Tuition fees

List of tuition fees for this course and it's variations
NameAwardYear of entryMode of studyUK/EUInternational
BA Film and English2018Part-time£4,625£8,268
BA Film and English2018Full-time£9,250£16,536
BA Film and English2019Part-time£4,625£8,532
BA Film and English2019Full-time£9,250£17,065
View the full list of course fees

Funding

Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

TypeDescription
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationary items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
BooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
EquipmentLaboratory Equipment and Materials: All laboratory equipment and materials are provided. IT Computer Discs or USB drives: Students are expected to provide their own portable data storage device. Software Licenses: All software is provided. Hardware: It is advisable that students provide their own laptop or personal computer, although shared facilities are available across the University campus.
PlacementsPlacements (including Study Abroad Programmes) Students on placement programmes can expect to cover costs for health and travel insurance, accommodation and living expenses; travel costs; visa costs. This will vary depending on which country you are travelling to. Specific details on what additional costs there will be are detailed in the individual module profiles which can be found under the modules tab of the programmes details of your programme. ML Residence Abroad – Cost Implications As you know, the ML third year includes a period of study or work abroad as a compulsory element of a four year degree, and as a result, all students pay reduced home tuition fees to Southampton their third year (currently 15% for home and EU students, 40% for International Students) irrespective of what placement they take up. However, as happens whilst you are in Southampton, students are expected to pay their own travel expenses, accommodation and other living expenses. So that you can assess the viability of the different options available to you, the following outlines their general cost implications, but please do bear in mind that these may vary enormously from student to student depending on what placement is selected and where it is located. Should you need further information, please contact the relevant RA language coordinator: Students studying or working in Europe Students are eligible for a small grant through the British Council, which is means tested against their salary (if relevant) and which varies every year (as a guide, students this year receive around 350-400 Euros per month). The only exceptions to this are students who currently live full-time with their parents and for whom household income is above the threshold. British Council students also receive a monthly salary (this varies country to country) and are expected to pay for their International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC) checks, which are mandatory and currently cost £45. University students tend to receive a slightly higher grant than those who working for the British Council since they are not in receipt of a salary. They pay no tuition fees to their host university. Work placement students may or may not be paid, and their grant is calculated accordingly. These students are not eligible for the British Council grant but may be able to apply for funding to support their travel etc. through the International Office. All students are expected to pay for their own student visas; costs vary from country to country. Students studying in Latin America or China will generally have to pay host university fees, although typically these are no more than £100 for the academic year. Students working in Latin America are not generally paid a stipend. Some receive free accommodation, travel or meals as a work benefit, others (generally in voluntary work) often also have to pay to join the scheme and be eligible to work do not receive this. Students taking place in the Mexico link receive a bursary.
Printing and copyingWhere possible, coursework such as essays; projects; dissertations is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. The University printing costs are currently: A4 - 5p per side (black and white) or 25p per side (colour) A3 - 10p per side (black and white) or 50p per side (colour) Please Note: Paper sizes not recognised by the printing devices will prompt you to select the size and then charge a minimum of 50p per black and white copy and a maximum of £1 per colour copy. You can pay for your printing by using the money loaders or by using print copy payment service by going to https://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/students/printing-for-students.page Please remember that we are unable to refund any credit that has not been used by the end of your course, so please consider this when topping up your printing/copy account. The University Print Centre also offers a printing and copying service as well as a dissertation/binding service.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

Combining pleasure with learning
Combining pleasure with learning

A Film and English degree at Southampton provides you with an excellent education in visual culture, literature, and theory. There are opportunities for field research, creative writing, as well as work experience in local schools. We are committed to providing a rich, rigorous, and above all enjoyable experience ensuring that you graduate as a confident, curious and independent self-starter equipped with the skills for a successful career.

• Research-led teaching by Film and English academics who are passionate about their subject

• Talks by visiting speakers from international universities and by successful professionals

• Specialist online learning resources for every module

• An exciting range of assessment methods including presentations, group projects, portfolios, and dissertations, as well as essays and exams

• An academic advisor to provide regular and supportive advice, guidance and feedback on your progress

• Internships and writing workshops at the nationally-renowned Nuffield Theatre

• Placements in schools and colleges as part of your degree such as international writing in schools, and the student associates scheme

• Opportunities to spend a semester, a year or a summer at one of our international partner universities in Asia, Europe, and the Americas to experience a new culture

Breakdown of study time and assessment

Proportion of time spent in scheduled learning, teaching and independent study
Learning, teaching and assessment stage123
Scheduled learning & teaching study19%25%20%
Independent study81%75%80%
Placement study0%0%0%
Proportion of assessment by method
Learning, teaching and assessment stage123
Written exam assessment0%0%0%
Practical exam assessment6%3%6%
Coursework assessment94%97%94%

Study Locations

Avenue campus

Avenue campus

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