Film and Sociology (Placement Year) BA Hons - 2018 Entry

UCAS Code
PL34

Entry Year
2018

A Level Requirements
AAB-ABB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 4 Year(s)

Course Overview

Taking Film and Sociology at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn from leading academics at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) and our Sociology Department.

Film combines particularly well with Sociology because it examines cinema's role as a major contemporary cultural form that influences, reflects and shapes social values and beliefs. You’ll examine cinema’s aesthetic importance in the context of an increasingly visual and media-oriented culture, while investigating the connections between contemporary art, theatre, music and film.

You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas.  This experience will boost your employment prospects and will help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.  Our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement that will support your professional development. Applying for a placement is a competitive process and the preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in your placement applications.  You will also be provided with dedicated workshops, 1:1 appointments with careers professionals as well as opportunities to speak with employers here on campus.

You’ll be able to select from a wide range of options in both disciplines to complement your compulsory courses, beginning with the core first-year modules Introduction to Film and Introduction to Sociology. In your second year, your courses include Global Cinema; Understanding Social Thought, and Sociological Research Methods. In your second and third year, you’ll also be able to choose from wide range of options courses, such as Sociology goes to Hollywood, or Imaging the Body. You’ll also complete a Film Dissertation in your final year. Lancaster’s film programme is academic rather than vocational, but you will have the opportunity at each year of the course to make your own digital film using the University’s state-of-the-art equipment.

During the placement year you will remain a Lancaster University student which means that you will still be eligible for a student loan, have access to facilities such as the library and receive discounts on transport and council tax.  Your tuition fee will be reduced to 20% during the placement year. 

The placement will enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice and this will benefit your final year of study.  This is an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers which will place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    Taking Film and Sociology at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn from leading academics at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) and our Sociology Department.

    Film combines particularly well with Sociology because it examines cinema's role as a major contemporary cultural form that influences, reflects and shapes social values and beliefs. You’ll examine cinema’s aesthetic importance in the context of an increasingly visual and media-oriented culture, while investigating the connections between contemporary art, theatre, music and film.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas.  This experience will boost your employment prospects and will help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.  Our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement that will support your professional development. Applying for a placement is a competitive process and the preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in your placement applications.  You will also be provided with dedicated workshops, 1:1 appointments with careers professionals as well as opportunities to speak with employers here on campus.

    You’ll be able to select from a wide range of options in both disciplines to complement your compulsory courses, beginning with the core first-year modules Introduction to Film and Introduction to Sociology. In your second year, your courses include Global Cinema; Understanding Social Thought, and Sociological Research Methods. In your second and third year, you’ll also be able to choose from wide range of options courses, such as Sociology goes to Hollywood, or Imaging the Body. You’ll also complete a Film Dissertation in your final year. Lancaster’s film programme is academic rather than vocational, but you will have the opportunity at each year of the course to make your own digital film using the University’s state-of-the-art equipment.

    During the placement year you will remain a Lancaster University student which means that you will still be eligible for a student loan, have access to facilities such as the library and receive discounts on transport and council tax.  Your tuition fee will be reduced to 20% during the placement year. 

    The placement will enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice and this will benefit your final year of study.  This is an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers which will place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB-ABB

    Required Subjects Film, Media or one other humanities subject considered desirable but not essential

    IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

    Other Qualifications

    International Baccalaureate 35-32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction to Distinction, Distinction, Merit

    Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit, to 24 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 21 Level 3 credits at Merit

    We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

    Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Detailed module information for this undergraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

  • Careers

    Careers

    Lancaster’s Film and Sociology graduates have strong research, analytical and communication skills, which open doors in the public and private sectors. Our graduates are highly employable and have a strong track record in finding work, especially in the advertising, arts administration, marketing and media industries.

    Many alumni go on to follow one of the postgraduate MA degrees offered at Lancaster; undertake vocational postgraduate training in media-related professions such as journalism, or pursue careers in law, computing consultancy, finance and local government.


    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2018/19 entry fees have not yet been set.

    Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

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    Funding

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

    Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.