|Study location||United Kingdom, Clifton campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Joint honours degrees provide you with the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that really interest you. This gives you the opportunity to study your two favourite subjects within one degree course.
Our course combinations are designed so that what you learn in one subject will complement and enhance what you learn in the other. In your final year you can choose either to split your time evenly between your two subjects, or to specialise in one subject more than the other.
This popular degree combines theoretical approaches to media with opportunities to learn practical media skills. You will learn from industry professionals and explore all aspects of media cultures, from social networking sites and lifestyle magazines to anti-globalisation movements and computer gaming.
This course is taught by a team of eminent researchers. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014) 70% of our Communication, Culture and Media research was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent. For you, this means that the course is informed by the latest thinking and you will learn from people with a real passion for their subject.
Film and TV
You’ll learn about the film and television industries, as well as other factors that shape the movies and shows you see on screen. The course will build your understanding of how films and TV programmes work, how we make sense of them and how they convey meaning. You’ll also learn about their audiences, and explore how they function in the age of global corporations and digital media.
As a Film and TV student at NTU, you’ll experience our unique slant on this fascinating area. Our diverse choice of modules not only explore fundamental approaches and innovative thinking within film and television study, but also allow you to pursue your own specialist interests.
We stand out for the range of cultures our course covers, and for the opportunity we bring you to study European cinema in depth, with modules available during each year of your degree. As well as their specialist knowledge, our staff bring a real enthusiasm and commitment to their teaching.
What will I learn?
Find out everything you need to know about what you’ll be studying on this course. Detailed module information is available here:
Media Joint Honours
Film & TV Joint Honours
How will I study?
Each year students choose a range of core and optional modules from the lists above. The first year is normally divided equally between the two joint honours subjects but at the end of Year One, students have the opportunity to select between an equally weighted joint honours course and a more specialised pathway depending on their interests.
Teaching principally takes place through a combination of lectures (where tutors introduce the key ideas) and seminars (organised on the basis of smaller group discussion of those ideas). Staff will also generally offer office hours, where you can sign up to see them in small groups or on a one-to-one basis, perhaps to discuss an essay plan or to seek some specific academic guidance.
It is the nature of the subjects offered in the School of Arts and Humanities, however, that much of your time will be spent engaged in independent study. We recognise that this marks a change of culture from school or college, and we have in place a system of study support to help you adapt to this.
Year Two – Extra Opportunities
Our flexible curriculum has been designed to create some amazing opportunities for you. Your second year of study is divided into two semesters that enables you to take part in the following optional opportunities:
International exchange – Experience other cultures, travel the globe and open your eyes to a world of opportunities. Our exchange partnership with a number of international universities enables you to live and study in another country in your second year.
Work placements – Gain valuable work experience that will impress employers and help you get ahead in your chosen career. Boost your employability by taking a credit-bearing work placement as part of your degree rather than a sandwich year.
Career development is seen as a major part of the curriculum. Key transferable skills are emphasised and there are opportunities to develop links with organisations and potential employers. As a result we have an outstanding record of graduate employment.
Joint honours courses develop a wide range of skills. These include written and oral communication skills; critical analysis; the ability to work independently and in groups; time management; self-motivation; and a variety of IT skills.
Graduates have gone on to forge successful careers both within large, well known organisations (such as Marks and Spencer, BBC etc.) and the small to medium sized companies that constitute much of the UK economy. Recent graduate roles have included law, publishing, marketing, PR, retail and finance.
Recent Media graduates have also gone on to work in graduate-level positions with the BBC, Sky, Brit Asia TV, Channel 5 and IBM.