BA Film Studies and Philosophy (3 Years)

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  • Entry requirements
    Selected entry requirements A level: Grades from AAB-BBB. For Film Studies there are no subject requirements but Film Studies is likely to appeal to students who have studied Media Studies, Theatre Studies, Drama, English Literature or a Modern Language. Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes. GCSE: Minimum of grade C in English Language. Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University. International baccalaureate: Contact us for further information. Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
  • Academic title
    BA Film Studies and Philosophy
  • Course description
    Course description

    Combined Studies offers you a degree which allows you to study course units from Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and some Sciences. The degree is structured around a range of disciplines, and is therefore able to draw on a wide range of University Schools in order to make a wide selection of courses available to you. The structure of the degree is designed to provide both coherence and flexibility.

    In the Film Studies area of specialisation you will study core course units in film theory and the history of film drawn from Europe, Latin America and Hollywood. These will be taught through Drama, Modern Languages and History of Art. The core courses study a mix of mainstream and avant-garde film material and will provide a thorough grounding in film history, film theory and its application to questions of style and form. (This course does not include any practical elements of film making).

    In the Philosophy study area the central courses are those offered in Philosophy, which will provide a foundation for Philosophy options in your second and third year. By the second year you will be able to choose from a wide range of courses including Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophical Logic and Ancient Philosophy. In the third year there are further courses on particular philosophers, Social Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language and Philosophy of Law. You will be given advice at the beginning of your second year about prerequisites for any third-year courses you may be keen to follow.

    Special features

    Combine arts, social sciences and some sciences in a single degree programme.

    Wide range of courses available.

    Career opportunities
    A degree in Combined Studies gives access to numerous possibilities for further study or training, and future employment: our students have become teachers, translators, journalists, social workers; have joined TV companies and multi-national firms; have entered, in fact, all the careers usually open to Arts and Social Science graduates. Many go on to postgraduate study. In our experience many employers look favourably on students who have demonstrated their abilities in more than one field.

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