BA Film Studies and Cultural Sociology

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  • Objectives
    This course interrogates cinema and television as art forms and as industries, in tandem with study of the role of culture in social life. It presents key concepts and theories in sociology and cultural studies, and demonstrates ways in which the representations produced by cultural and media organisations intersect with general political and economic processes. Overall, the course locates screen media and other texts and discourses in social, cultural and transnational contexts.
  • Entry requirements
    Required subjects: no specific subjects, but at least one of sociology, English, history, politics, media studies, film, art, theatre/ drama, communications studies, or a modern language at A level IB score: 32
  • Academic title
    BA Film Studies and Cultural Sociology
  • Course description
    BA Film Studies and Cultural Sociology


    Year one

    You are encouraged to engage in multi disciplinary activity, to undertake a foundation programme in Film Studies, to consider sociology and cultural studies in a range of examples, and to undertake an introduction to the developing traditions of cultural studies. These introductory modules provide the foundation upon which the programme will subsequently build.

    Year two

    You begin to specialise in Film Studies, choosing from a range of options, and to concentrate on the analysis of British news media and the theory of the sociology of culture. You also explore methodologies for the analysis of culture, and qualitative and quantitative research methods.

    Year three

    You submit a year-long, independent research dissertation in Film Studies and choose from a range of advanced level modules. You also examine the implications of the study of language for an understanding of culture and study the political dimensions of identity in contemporary society.

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