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BAEnglish and Film

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

The study of English and Film provides you with critical, analytical and evaluative skills whilst, at the same time, allows for engagement with practical production, professional skills and cultural industries.

Studying BA English and Film at the University of Birmingham has a vocational focus, offering you the opportunity to apply for a work placement through our ‘Professional Skills Placement’ module in your second year of study.

English at the University of Birmingham is placed in the Top 40 for English Language and Literature in the QS World University Rankings 2018, whilst English is ranked in the Top 5 in the Guardian University Guide 2019. It also received an overall satisfaction rating of 93% in the National Student Survey 2018.

Programme structure

First Year

Compulsory English modules:

Poetry
Prose
Plays and Performance
Language for Literature or Creative Practice (in Creative Writing or Drama)

Compulsory Film modules:

Introduction to Film A
Introduction to Film B
Filmmaking
Film Culture, Distribution and Exhibition
Detailed description of first year modules

Second Year

Optional English modules:

Choose 2 modules from ‘Histories of Literature’
Choose 1 module from ‘Themes in Literature’ or the ‘Shakespeare: Elizabethan and Jacobean’ module

Optional Film modules:

Choose a number of modules equating to 60 credits from ‘Topics in Film’
You can also choose to apply for the ‘Professional Skills Module’ work placement. If successful, you will replace 20 credits from ‘Topics in Film’ with this module.

Detailed description of second year modules

Year abroad

You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year. Find out more.

*Final Year *

Optional modules:

Choose to complete a ‘Film Production Project’ or a ‘Film Studies Dissertation’ or an ‘English Dissertation’
Choose 4 modules from ‘English and Film Special Subjects’
Detailed description of final year modules

Career opportunities

Studying English at Birmingham is an unparalleled opportunity to not only engage with a diverse cultural, textual and linguistic discipline, but also to develop skills in intellectual analysis, critical thinking and articulate expression.

These skills last a lifetime and qualify you for many possible careers. You will also be encouraged to acquire practical skills that you will find just as useful in your future career, including oral presentation, professional documentation, group work and the use of information technology.

English graduates from the University of Birmingham have a high rate of employability for the subject. 95% of our BA English students enter work or further study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2017).

Our graduates have started careers with employers including the BBC, Headline Publishing Group, Mirror Group Newspapers and Oxford University Press, in roles such as account executive, editorial assistant, marketing assistant and sales and events coordinator. Many English graduates pursue postgraduate study to specialise in an academic area or prepare for careers such as law and teaching.

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