What Will You Study
Taking Film and English Literature at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to study for a stimulating degree scheme based jointly at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) and the Department of English and Creative Writing.
Your Film degree examines 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. Lancaster’s course is academic rather than vocational, but you will have the opportunity at each year of the programme to make your own digital films using the University’s state-of-the-art equipment.
In English Literature, you’ll explore texts of different periods and genres, develop a deeper understanding of literature’s role in society, and discover new approaches. The department has an established interest in intersections between literature and film.
You’ll begin your degree with modules including English Literature and Introduction to Film. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such Literature and Film and Global Cinema before completing your degree with a Film Dissertation module.
- Design : BA Hons
- Drama, Theatre and Performance : BA Hons
- English Language and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- English Language and Literature : BA Hons
- English Literature : BA Hons
- English Literature and History : BA Hons
- English Literature and Linguistics : BA Hons
- English Literature and Philosophy : BA Hons
- English Literature and Religious Studies : BA Hons
- English Literature with Creative Writing : BA Hons
- English Literature, Creative Writing and Practice : BA Hons
- Film and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- Film and Philosophy : BA Hons
- Film and Sociology : BA Hons
- Film and Theatre : BA Hons
- Film Studies : BA Hons
- Film, Media and Cultural Studies : BA Hons
- Fine Art : BA Hons
- Fine Art and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- Fine Art and Film : BA Hons
- Fine Art and Theatre : BA Hons
- French Studies and English Literature : BA Hons
- French Studies and Film : BA Hons
- French Studies and Theatre : BA Hons
- German Studies and English Literature : BA Hons
- German Studies and Film : BA Hons
- German Studies and Theatre : BA Hons
- IT for Creative Industries : BSc Hons
- IT for Creative Industries (with Industrial Experience) : MSci Hons
- Marketing and Design : BSc Hons
- Spanish Studies and English Literature : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Film : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Theatre : BA Hons
- Theatre and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- Theatre and English Literature : BA Hons
Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.
- British Romanticism
- British Theatre & The State of the Nation (1945-2000)
- Critical Reflections
- Documentary Drawing
- LICA Work Placement
- Literature and Film
- Media & Performance
- Modern Dance
- Performing the Avant-Garde
- Renaissance to Restoration, English Literature, 1580-1688
- Victorian Literature
- 21st Century Theory: Literature, Culture, Criticism
- African Literature
- American Literature to 1900
- Apocalypse Then: New Hollywood Cinema
- Arts, Health and Wellbeing
- Between the Acts
- Bible and Literature
- British and American Crime Stories 1840-2000
- Ceremony and Performance in Early Modern Drama
- Classic Hollywood: The Studio Era
- Contemporary Fiction and Critical Theory
- Contemporary Fine Art Practitioners
- Contemporary Hong Kong Cinema
- Contemporary Literature in English
- Creative Enterprise
- Dissertation Unit
- Early Modern Outlaws: On Land and Sea
- Elizabethan Embodiment
- Film Theory
- Hollywood and beyond: Global cinema
- Literature and the Visual Arts
- Media & Performance
- Monstrous Bodies: Romantic Period Poetry and Prose
- Mozart's Operas
- Music and TV Advertising
- Other Victorians
- Romantic and Victorian Poetry
- Ruskin on Art, Architecture and Society
- Schools Volunteering Project
- Science Fiction in Literature and Film
- Silent Cinema
- The Byron-Shelley Circle
- The Literature of Sleep
- The Postcolonial Indian Novel in English
- Utopias and Utopianism
- Victorian Gothic
- Victorian Popular Fiction
- Where Do Poems Come From? Process, Manuscripts, Text
- Women Writers of Britain and America
Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
A Level AAA-AAB including A in A level English Literature or English Language and Literature
International Baccalaureate 36-35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in Higher Level Literature study
BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction plus Advanced/Higher Level English Literature, English Language or Literature study (A)
Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject including Distinctions in the majority of units
Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.
Advanced/Higher level Literature study is required for entry. The following subjects are considered desirable by the department: Film and Media.
IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component)
General Studies Offers normally include General Studies if it is taken as a fourth A level.
Combination of Qualifications Applications from students with a combination of qualifications are welcomed, for further advice please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
Contact Undergraduate Admissions Office + 44 1524 592028 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Lancaster’s Film and English Literature graduates have strong research, analytical and communication skills, which open doors in many sectors. Being able to combine this joint degree with foundation-level study in subjects like creative writing, cultural studies and criminology gives our graduates a wide knowledge base with strong job prospects.
Many of our alumni have gone straight into jobs in advertising, marketing , media production and arts administration while others go on to pursue postgraduate degrees at Lancaster or vocational postgraduate training in media-related careers, such as broadcast and print journalism.
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.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments designed to best support the requirements of your chosen degree programme. These may include lecture and tutorials, interactive workshops, laboratory sessions, other practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, literature reviews, short tests, short and sharply focused critical reports, poster sessions and oral presentations. Formal examinations include short answer questions, essays and data analysis. Multiple choice formats are also employed where appropriate. Students are supported in the production of final year project reports and dissertations. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue. In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2017-18 entry fees have not yet been set.
As a guide, our fees in 2016 were:
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Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. 400 students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Scholarships recognising academic talent:
- An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications
- An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A, or the equivalent academic qualifications. In addition, students from household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve higher entry grades of A*, A*, A (or equivalent academic qualifications), will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.
- An Excellence Scholarship which forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full time UK applicants with outstanding academic profiles within a number of academic departments.
Bursaries for life, living and learning
- A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600
Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (eg fee loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these.
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.