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BAHistory with Film Studies

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Examine historical development through the medium of film, studying documentary and newsreel footage alongside representations of historical events in fiction film as evidential source materials. By combining your study of history with film, you learn how history – its documentation and study – has changed since the advent of the moving pictures. Our course allows you to experience both disciplines, and graduate with a strong competence in history and film studies.

Within your history modules you discover both the early modern and modern periods, and explore challenging questions concerning the impact of political, social and cultural change on individuals, social groups, and regions.

You also have the opportunity to explore film across a broad range of genres, time periods, and regions, from Hollywood, world and independent cinema, to documentaries and television. Simultaneously, you have the chance to develop hands-on experience in film production and production management, essential for careers in the film and television industry.

Our Department of History has developed a strong research and teaching profile, with most of our research rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014). We provide you with opportunities to explore local history, and have strong links with the Essex Record Office, one of the best county record offices in the UK. You can also explore more international topics; our corridors are truly cosmopolitan, with an international research team and a high proportion of international students.

Our Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies offers a varied, flexible and distinctive curriculum, focused on developing your abilities in film, as well as literature, creative writing and drama. Our students love studying with us, which is why we recently received a fantastic 100% student satisfaction score, placing us top in the UK for the second year running (NSS 2015).

Programme structure

Year 1

Approaches to Film and Media
Becoming a Historian
Society, Culture and Politics in Europe 1500-1750 (optional)
Introduction to US History (optional)
Introduction to United States Literature (optional)
Popular Film, Literature and Television: A Psychoanalytic Approach (Freud and Jung) (optional)

Year 2

Making Histories: Concepts, Themes and Sources
History Works: Beyond Your BA
Public History Project Module: Bourne Mill, Colchester (From the 16th to the 21st Century) (optional)
Sex, Class and War at the Movies: Britain, 1930-2000 (optional)
World Cinema (optional)
Between Protection and Control: Policing Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries (optional)

Final year

Independent Research Project (optional)
The Third Reich (Special Subject) (optional)
Metropolis: Urban Germany 1900-1945 (optional)
Cultural Ideology and Film (optional)

Career opportunities

Many of our graduates go into subject-related fields such as teaching, museum curation and archiving, while others have gone on to do very different things, including journalism, law, politics and civil service.

Some of our recent graduates have found employment as:

A librarian
An editorial assistant
A careers officer
A business development manager
A digital services consultant

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States