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English with Film Studies BA

UCAS code: Q3P3

Key information

Course type:
Major/minor honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

The English with Film Studies BA at King's allows you to study in the heart of London and engage with both its literary and visual history. You will have the chance to explore a variety of exciting topics, with English modules covering global English literatures from the medieval to the contemporary, alongside Film Studies modules which will provide you with a detailed knowledge of the creative potential of film, and the relationship between film and the societies it portrays.

Key benefits

  • We are one of the oldest English departments in the country, with an international reputation for the quality of our teaching and research
  • Our Central London location offers opportunities to work with Shakespeare's Globe as well as an exciting range of other sites and archives. Our location also offers exciting possibilities for further access to film, most notably King’s close proximity to the British Film Institute Library, and the new BFI Southbank.
  • Ours is a department committed to teaching English literatures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries written in America, Anglophone Africa, Australia, Ireland and South Asia as well as within the UK
  • Consistently one of the best departments for the study of film in the UK, and currently ranked as the 1st department of Film in central London (Guardian University Guide 2018)
  • You'll develop transferable analytical and communications skills making you highly desirable to employers across a range of sectors
  • With several research centres at King's, including the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture, Queer @ King's and the London Shakespeare Centre, students work alongside cutting-edge research across a range of fields
  • Broad list of film modules covering popular Hollywood, European and Asian film, underground and cult cinemas, documentary and new media, film and media philosophy, among many other areas .
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Both departments are very diverse in the range modules offered. I particularly enjoyed studying post-colonial theory, conspiracy fiction and East-Asian cinema.

Michael, Alumnus BA English with Film Studies

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The English with Film Studies BA is an inter-departmental course that covers a broad range subjects, from contemporary poetry to medieval performance to creative writing. It combines a variety of approaches, including contemporary critical and cultural theory, close textual and technical examination and historical scholarship. We aim to offer open and imaginative approaches to classic literary and film texts together with current developments in both disciplines. This is a three-year course that comprises modules totalling 360 credits. Each year, you will take modules totalling 120 credits, with the additional option of studying abroad for part of the second year. In your second and third years you will enjoy great flexibility in your choice of optional modules, enabling you to study in depth those areas that most interest you.

Base campus

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Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Optional study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for either a single semester or a full year abroad supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad
Optional internships

Students will be supported through innovative digital education tools to discover meaningful work experience for themselves, including internships, insight programmes, which you can undertake alongside your studies.

Find out more about internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
English Literature or Combined English Language and Literature
Preferred subjects:
Two other 'arts' subjects at Level 3 (e.g. A-Level)

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Must include grade A in English Literature, or Combined English Language and Literature.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

Including 666 at Higher Level, and including grade 6 at Higher Level in English Literature or Combined English Language and Literature. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme

 

 

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use lectures, seminars and tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

At King’s, all students on a taught programme are allocated a personal tutor who will play a key role in helping you to get the most out of your studies, providing support and encouragement for your time at university.

Personal tutors provide you with the opportunity to take stock of your learning, academic progress and general wellbeing as you progress through your studies, offering guidance on how to seek further support if you need it, and how to access the range of opportunities available to you as a King's student. All students in the English department are taught by their personal tutor in the first semester.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Oral Presentations
  • Written Examinations

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

English and Film are flexible and adaptable subjects that equip you with a wide range of transferable skills appropriate to many different occupations. Graduates from our English with Film BA possess skills in written and spoken communication, independent thought and judgement, critical thinking and research, all of which are highly valued by employers. Our students are often interested in a career in the creative and cultural industries, as well as in education and research. Equally, many of our graduates also go into general management, consultancy and the public services, or take conversion courses to begins careers in professions such as law.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Librarian, London Borough of Barnet
  • Marketing Executive, Ensphere
  • Charity Fundraiser, Gogen
  • Content Editor, Thomson Reuters UK Professional
  • Corporate Affairs Intern, Cadbury Plc
  • English Teacher, St Giles College
  • Graduate Management Trainee, Sotheby's
  • Junior Script Reader, Altered Image
  • National Events Executive, Fundraising & Marketing
  • Recruitment Consultant, Michael Page International
  • Website Administrator, Walkopedia.ne
  • Lecturer, King's College London and other UK universities

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £20,790 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying).   Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. At present these are as follows:   •Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year.   •Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.   • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year. You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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The English with Film Studies BA is an inter-departmental course that covers a broad range subjects, from contemporary poetry to medieval performance to creative writing. It combines a variety of approaches, including contemporary critical and cultural theory, close textual and technical examination and historical scholarship. We aim to offer open and imaginative approaches to classic literary and film texts together with current developments in both disciplines. This is a three-year course that comprises modules totalling 360 credits. Each year, you will take modules totalling 120 credits, with the additional option of studying abroad for part of the second year. In your second and third years you will enjoy great flexibility in your choice of optional modules, enabling you to study in depth those areas that most interest you.

Base campus

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Optional study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for either a single semester or a full year abroad supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad
Optional internships

Students will be supported through innovative digital education tools to discover meaningful work experience for themselves, including internships, insight programmes, which you can undertake alongside your studies.

Find out more about internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
English Literature or Combined English Language and Literature
Preferred subjects:
Two other 'arts' subjects at Level 3 (e.g. A-Level)

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Must include grade A in English Literature, or Combined English Language and Literature.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

Including 666 at Higher Level, and including grade 6 at Higher Level in English Literature or Combined English Language and Literature. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme

 

 

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Application deadline: January 15th 2021

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We use lectures, seminars and tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

At King’s, all students on a taught programme are allocated a personal tutor who will play a key role in helping you to get the most out of your studies, providing support and encouragement for your time at university.

Personal tutors provide you with the opportunity to take stock of your learning, academic progress and general wellbeing as you progress through your studies, offering guidance on how to seek further support if you need it, and how to access the range of opportunities available to you as a King's student. All students in the English department are taught by their personal tutor in the first semester.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Oral Presentations
  • Written Examinations

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

English and Film are flexible and adaptable subjects that equip you with a wide range of transferable skills appropriate to many different occupations. Graduates from our English with Film BA possess skills in written and spoken communication, independent thought and judgement, critical thinking and research, all of which are highly valued by employers. Our students are often interested in a career in the creative and cultural industries, as well as in education and research. Equally, many of our graduates also go into general management, consultancy and the public services, or take conversion courses to begins careers in professions such as law.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Librarian, London Borough of Barnet
  • Marketing Executive, Ensphere
  • Charity Fundraiser, Gogen
  • Content Editor, Thomson Reuters UK Professional
  • Corporate Affairs Intern, Cadbury Plc
  • English Teacher, St Giles College
  • Graduate Management Trainee, Sotheby's
  • Junior Script Reader, Altered Image
  • National Events Executive, Fundraising & Marketing
  • Recruitment Consultant, Michael Page International
  • Website Administrator, Walkopedia.ne
  • Lecturer, King's College London and other UK universities

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £20,790 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying).   Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. At present these are as follows:   •Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year.   •Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.   • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year. You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Key information

Course type:
Major/minor honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

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