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​If you love a good story, whether in print or in film, Leeds Trinity University can give you the opportunity to indulge your passions on our Joint Honours undergraduate degree in English and Film Studies.

Stories focus on things people care about (love, drama, protest, hope). Stories also have to be constructed with care to make sure they strike the right note with their audience. Each story told features issues we can explore about important human themes, individual identity or social and political patterns of behaviour. But, stories also need to be planned, crafted, funded, produced and distributed.


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Course Benefits

  • ​Engage in critical debates about the social, political and ethical issues that literature and film represent.
  • Work with published writers and academic researchers.
  • Consistently high scores in student surveys for teaching, support and guidance.
  • Make links with the world of publishing and meet published writers.

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Course Information

A writer needs to identify and treat those human themes in ways that will grab the attention and stimulate interest. The stories we find interesting tell us a lot about ourselves and analysing or creating stories helps us sort out what our values are and what stance we take with the world. The English and Film Studies programme is about learning how we can make sense of stories with a professional eye and how we can start using that knowledge to improve our own creative work.

You’ll develop all the skills you need to analyse poetry, prose, drama and the English language, and learn how to adapt the written word for film. The Film Studies modules explore both the history of film and the contemporary issues that face the worldwide film industry.

Read our full course terms and conditions.

​On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following: 
  • Screen Character Film Theory
  • Magical Realism in World Fiction
  • Myths, Meaning and Movies
  • Postmodern Fiction
  • Victorian Literature
  • Screening American Cultural History

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • ENG4332 - Professional Development and Placement
  • ENG4412 - Research and Essay Writing: Focus on Plays
  • ENG4882 - Mapping Genres
  • HUM4992 - Ethics and Society
  • MFC4000 - Programme Level Assessment
  • MFC4082 - Analysing Film
  • MFC4352 - Introduction to Script Writing
  • MFC4412 - Camera, Photography and Lighting
  • MFC4432 - International Film Industries: Contemporary Issues and Debates

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • ENG5012 - Professional Development and Placement
  • ENG5312 - Linguistic Topics
  • ENG5412 - Literary Period: Twentieth Century Literature
  • ENG5522 - Literary Period: the Middle Ages
  • ENG5542 - Literary Period: the Renaissance
  • ENG5732 - Constructions of Gender
  • ENG5742 - Writing Practices II: Innocence and Experience
  • ENG5822 - Magical Realism in World Fiction
  • HUM5902 - Spanish: Language and Culture
  • MFC5012 - Professional Development and Placement 2
  • MFC5072 - UK Film Industry
  • MFC5082 - World Cinemas
  • MFC5102 - Screening Performance
  • MFC5112 - Understanding Disney
  • MFC5122 - Myths, Meaning and Movies
  • MFC5132 - Television Genres

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • ENG6212 - Gothic
  • ENG6302 - Authors in Depth
  • ENG6522 - Literary Period: Victorian Literature
  • ENG6532 - Literary Period: Classicism and Romanticism
  • ENG6552 - The Continuing Middle Ages
  • ENG6742 - Writing Practices 3: Experimental Writing
  • ENG6772 - The Child and the Book
  • ENG6912 - Postmodern Fiction
  • HUM6012 - Great Thinkers 2: Applying Political Ideas
  • HUM6252 - Professional Learning Through Work
  • MFC6102 - Mapping the Audio-Visual Landscape
  • MFC6112 - European Cinema
  • MFC6162 - Film and Television Adaptation
  • MFC6172 - Spiritualties, the Sacred and the Screen
  • MFC6182 - Science Fiction
  • MFC6202 - Contemporary Cult Television
  • MFC6232 - Media, Film & Culture Research B

*3% EXAMS | 88% COURSEWORK | 19% LECTURE TIME

​*according to the latest figures from HESA
 
At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here.  
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Modules on this programme are delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops (combined with film screenings where appropriate), seminars, and individual tutorials.

On this programme students undertake two 20-credit Personal Development and Placement modules with the option to take a third. As part of the Level 4 module students will participate in a group project exploring and developing project management and teamwork skills. In the spring term of Level 5 there is a six-week work placement sandwiched between periods of preparation and reflection on students' learning. Finally, students can choose to take a Level 6 option module in which they negotiate and complete an individual project for an external institution or company.

At Level 6 all students complete a 40-credit Film Research project; students also have the opportunity to complete a 20-credit English Research Report. Both are designed to extend skills of analysis and critical thinking developed throughout the programme. Projects which combine film and literary analysis (e.g. studies of adaptations) are welcomed.

Students are offered opportunities throughout the programme to develop professional skills and links with employers and mentors, to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering related to their graduate prospects, and to publish and read their creative work.

We make extensive use of Moodle, Leeds Trinity's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support class sessions, and of e-resources to enable 24/7 access to learning materials from off-campus.​


Assessment
A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

Assessments tailored to this programme include online quizzes, short group presentations, and portfolios.

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.
Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 104 UCAS tariff points.

Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in English Language.​ ​In addition, applicants usually have an A Level (or equivalent) in an English-related subject but this is not essential.

We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses.  We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates before a final decision is made. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk​​

UK & EU Students:

​​Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2017-18. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Find out more

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student VisaFind out more

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University 
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online

Jason Scott

​​​I'm Dr. Jason Scott and I teach Film within the Media, Film and Culture subject team. As the head tutor, I oversee the Film component of the English and Film degree.

I also teach on the third year module, Film and Television Adaptation, that brings together both sides in studying literary adaptations, to film and television, alongside broader trends in adapting comic books, fantasy books like the Harry Potter series, and other forms of narrative recycling.

Academic staff profiles

BA (Hons) English and Film Studies provides you with an opportunity to analyse films from a range of different genres and traditions, as well as develop your understanding of the film industry, its historical development right through to the contemporary landscape and issues it faces. 
You will learn how specific contexts of production help explain filmmakers’ creative choices. 

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There was a great enthusiasm for the job and a clear love of film. Brandon is now aware of what it takes to be a runner and the standards expected.

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Receptionist at Working Title Films

Professional Work Placements

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Graduates gain employment within playwriting, scriptwriting, teaching, marketing, PR, copywriting, publishing and journalism. Graduates also continue into postgraduate level study.
Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA Creative WritingMA Marketing and MA Journalism, which we provide here at Leeds Trinity. 

Our Campus

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Sleep through your alarm? You can wake up in one of our seven halls of residence, grab your breakfast and head to a lecture all within 15 minutes.  

 
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What is Unistats?
Unistats is the official site that allows you to search for and compare data and information on university and college programmes from across the UK. The site draws together comparable information on those areas that students have identified as important in making decisions about what and where to study.

English and Film Studies Unistats
For some of the Unistats in the box to your right, the results you’ll see are actually a combination of results from our other related programmes.  This is because we keep our programme sizes low at Leeds Trinity to create a better learning experience, which means there aren’t enough responses for English and Film Studies alone to be represented in the Unistats data.

This lack of published data within Unistats for English and Film Studies at Leeds Trinity doesn’t reflect the quality of the programme – it just reflects the smaller, more personalised learning experience which Leeds Trinity is famed for! If you need any further information on the Unistats data, please just contact us at enquiries@leedstrinity.ac.uk or on 0113 283 7150.

93%​

93% of our English students agree that the library resources and services are good enough for their needs (NSS 2016). 

93%

93% of our English students are satisfied with learning resources (NSS 2016).

2nd in the UK​

​We're ranked 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction with feedback and assessment, according to the 2016 Guardian's University Guide.

​​95%​

95% of our students are employed or in further study six months after graduating. This places Leeds Trinity in the top 25% of all UK universities for employability, and first amongst all universities in Yorkshire and the Humber.

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