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Film BA(Hons): Entry requirements

Entry requirements for 2017

Typical offer


  • single honours: 112 points.
  • joint honours: 112–128 points depending on combination.

Units: to include two A-levels or equivalent


  • A-level: General Studies / Native Language accepted when one of three A-levels or equivalent
  • Plus GCSE: Mathematics and English grades A*-C (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings) preferred. Key Skills Level 2/3 may be used in lieu of poor GCSEs, depending on combination.

Further requirements for specific combinations

  • Business: 112 points, with at least 72 points from two A-levels or equivalent; five GCSE subjects including Mathematics and English (grade A*–C required). General Studies and Native Languages accepted at grade B when one of three A-levels or equivalent.
  • Creative Writing: 120 points including 32 points at A-level in English Literature, Literature and Language, Drama and Theatre Studies or a related subject.
  • Drama: refer to Drama entry requirements.
  • English Literature: 120 points. 40 points at A-level in English Literature / Language or a related subject.
  • French: A-Level grade C (32 points) or AS-level grade C (12 points) or GCSE A*-B (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings) required. 
  • History: 112 points.
  • Journalism: refer to Journalism entry requirements.
  • Media and Communication: 112 points. Students taking Media Studies A-level must achieve grade C or above.
  • Television and New Broadcasting Media: 112 points.


For most courses a decision will be made on the basis of your application form alone. However, for some courses, the selection process may include an interview – usually held between December and April for full-time students.

The interviews may be on a one-to-one basis, in a group or with your portfolio, and you may be given a task such as participating in a workshop, a short essay, questionnaire or translation to demonstrate your strengths in addition to any formal entry requirements.

Other entry routes 

We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that are equivalent to the typical offer. Applications from international students with equivalent qualifications are welcome. Please contact us for details.

If you don't meet the above entry requirements our International Foundation Year can prepare you for entry progression onto this degree course.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

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From 2013 to 2018 Dr Will Brooker, reader in film, will be the first British editor of the Cinema Journal, the publication of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. SCMS is the leading scholarly organisation in the United States and Cinema Journal, which has been running since 1967, is the leading scholarly publication in the field of cinema and media studies.

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