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PV35 BA (Hons) Film and Philosophy with Year Abroad (4 years)

Film and Philosophy is an exciting and challenging combination that provides a critical understanding of film as popular entertainment, industry and art form. Philosophy and Film are both subjects that require theoretical discipline, imagination, the ability to analyse complex texts and to communicate clearly and with flair. As well as fostering similar skill sets, they often offer complementary perspectives on topics ranging from the value of art and social mores to national identity and politics.

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Introducing your degree

Applying for the BA Film and Philosophy degree is a joint degree that allows you to spend time studying both subjects. Film studies dissects film narrative, providing a powerful insight into what makes a great film. Whereas the study of Philosophy enables students to achieve a broader spectrum of thinking, the opportunity to see what others don't and helps to provide answers to life’s larger questions.

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Looking back to film’s nineteenth-century origins and forward to today’s innovations in digital technology, you will explore the role of cinema across different social, historical and cultural contexts. You will study a diverse range of filmmakers and influential movements, from Alfred Hitchcock to Pedro Almodóvar, and from German expressionism to contemporary US cinema. Film studies employs a multitude of interpretive tools, from sociological approaches to close textual analysis.

Our programmes build a series of key skills valued by employers, including interpersonal communication, organisation and time-management abilities, and also offer you the opportunity to conduct primary research in archives and libraries around the country. Other specific skills include writing and oral presentation skills. The Avenue Library houses a comprehensive, diverse collection of films, from around the world, with many more available at our Harley and Winchester libraries. There is a thriving film culture both on and off campus, and the Students’ Union has an active Film Society and an award-winning filmmaking society, Wessex Films.

View the programme specification for this course for 2019/20 entrants
View the programme specification for this course for 2020/21 entrants

Programme Structure

Joint degree structure as for QW37

Key Facts

Teaching from world-class researchers and eminent published experts

Comprehensive audio-visual facilities and excellent teaching/screening venues

Rated UK number one in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise

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 an essay writing subject
GCE A-Level with Extended Project Qualification (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 an essay writing 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 an essay writing subject .
A- level additional information Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. 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 an essay writing subject
or
AA to AB from 2 A levels including an essay writing subject and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.
Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. 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.
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 an essay writing 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 an essay writing subject.
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 an essay writing subject
Irish Leaving Certificate offer (last awarded 2016) A2 A2 A2 B1 B1 B1 to A2 A2 B1 B1 B2 B2 including an essay writing subject at B1. 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 an essay writing subject. 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 an A level essay writing subject.
Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Diploma plus A to B in an A level essay writing subject.
Distinction in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AA to AB to include an A level essay writing subject.
Level 3 BTEC (RQF) offer (reformed) Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC National Extended Diploma plus A to B in an A level essay writing subject.
Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC National Diploma plus A to B in an A level essay writing subject.
Distinction in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AA to AB to include an A level essay writing subject. 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 an essay writing subject
OR
77% overall including grade 8 in an essay writing 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
GCSE  
GCE A-level AAB to ABB including an essay writing 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. *Our preferred subjects are English Literature, English Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, Film Studies, Law, Politics, Classical Civilisation and Religious Studies.
International Baccalaureate requirements  32 points, 16 at higher level
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 6.5 with not less than 6.5 in Reading and Writing, 6.0 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 an essay writing 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

Popular film genres

Film aesthetics

Cinema pre-history

Critical theories, cultural history

World cinema

Hollywood

European film

Cinematography

Professional practice

Creative writing/screenwriting

Innovation modules outside of your subject area

Our Curriculum Innovation Programme offers you the chance to take optional modules outside of your chosen subject area. This allows you to personalise your education, to develop new skills and knowledge for your future. Modules range from "Living and working on the web" to "Business skills for employability".

View the Curriculum Innovation modules for this course

Learn a language

Some of our courses also give you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level.

View the language modules on offer for this course

Year 1

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
Compulsory
FILM1001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
PHIL1005Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL1016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two
Compulsory
PHIL1002Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
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
PHIL1020Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL1021Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL1026Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL1027Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

FREEXX15 - Part 1 Elective module (15 credits)

LANGXX15 - Language module (15 credits)

UOSM2xxx - Any level NQF5 module in subject UOSM (15 credits)

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
Compulsory
FILM2002Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2028Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
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
PHIL2001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2009Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2012Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2021Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2027Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2037Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA2013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA2019Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

FREEXY15 - Part 2 Elective module (15 credits)

LANGXX15 - Language module (15 credits)

UOSM2xxx - Any level NQF5 module in subject UOSM (15 credits)

Semester Two
Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
Optional
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
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
PAIR2002Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2014Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2032Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2034Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2039Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2040Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

FREEXY15 - Part 2 Elective module (15 credits)

LANGXX15 - Language module (15 credits)

UOSM2xxx - Any level NQF5 module in subject UOSM (15 credits)

Year 3

Year Abroad Part

Students taking the Year Abroad will continue with the Part 3 curriculum on their return in their 4th year. For more information visit the Exchange partners page.

Year 4

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
Compulsory
Optional
FILM3003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
PHIL3013Credit[?]
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
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
PAIR3015Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3007Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3034Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3035Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3051Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3053Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3054Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3055Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA2013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA3009Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

FREEXZ15 - Part 3 Elective module (15 credits)

LANGXX15 - Language module (15 credits)

UOSM2xxx - Any level NQF5 module in subject UOSM (15 credits)

Semester Two
Optional
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
HUMA3018Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3009Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3020Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3037Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3041Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3047Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3049Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL3050Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

FREEXZ15 - Part 3 Elective module (15 credits)

UOSM2xxx - Any level NQF5 module in subject UOSM (15 credits)

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 (Hons) Film and Philosophy with Year Abroad2018Full-time£9,250£16,536
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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.
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. The University Print Centre also offers a printing and copying service as well as a dissertation/binding service.
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.

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.

A humanities degree at Southampton offers you the wide and varied learning experience you should expect from a leading research university. We are committed to providing a relevant, modern and above all enjoyable experience which will ensure you graduate with the skills and understanding you need to start a career in any number of industries.

Led by academic staff, your teaching will allow you to engage with and contribute to the world-leading research carried out at Southampton as it happens. Our staff value your opinion and views: lectures are typically followed by a small group seminar which gives you the opportunity to explore ideas and themes that you feel are particularly relevant. You will find yourself challenged intellectually and exposed to new ideas, approaches and perspectives. Visiting speakers from international universities and successful professionals are frequent part of our lecture series.

Your course will be extremely flexible to suit your personal aims and objectives. Within your degree there will be a wide and fascinating range of modules related to our specialisms led by academics passionate about their research who want to engage you in their experience. You can choose subjects from beyond your degree to fashion the knowledge and experiences that you think will best help you in the career in front of you. Each module has a home on our virtual learning environment which serves as a starting point to find out more about each subject and undertake independent research to develop your understanding to a greater depth.

You will be assessed by more than simply essays and exams. Depending on the modules you choose, you will work in groups and teams; make presentations; submit group projects; undertake fieldwork; create portfolios and manage larger research projects such as dissertations. Your personal academic tutor will be available to provide regular and supportive advice, guidance and feedback on your progress.

You will find the key skills employers seek such as time management, problem solving, team work, deadline and project management, cultural awareness, working on initiative and independently, relationship building and analysis embedded in your learning. Above all, you will learn to communicate ideas and enthusiasm to a wide range of audiences in a way that is relevant and that they can understand.

Our courses have many unique and exciting opportunities such as visiting Chawton House Library – the former home of Jane Austen, the Broadlands Archive containing the papers of Palmerston and Mountbatten, research active fieldwork placements, placements in schools and colleges as part of your degree such as international writing in schools, the student associates scheme and our extended project mentoring module. All our students have the opportunity to spend a semester, a year or a summer at one of our international partner universities to experience a new culture.

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