University Of Glasgow Film Studies

By | 2nd June 2017

University Of Glasgow Film Studies

This degree programme studies cinema and television as major forces of enjoyment and knowledge within modern culture.

The city of Glasgow is a major centre for film and television production, and practitioners and policy makers from the creative industries visit the University regularly.

Undergraduate 

FILM & TELEVISION STUDIES MA

University Of Glasgow Film Studies

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Years 1 and 2 provide a theoretical, critical and historical grounding. At Honours you will have the opportunity to combine core and optional courses involving more specialist study via these approaches, and to explore the role of practical work in enhancing understanding of both media.

YEAR 1

You will take two courses, which introduce techniques of film and television analysis, offer perspectives on film and television history, and examine the changing structures of cinema and television as industries:

  • Looking, listening, reading
  • Key moments in the development of film and television

YEAR 2

You will extend this study with more detailed consideration of key theoretical concepts and historical methods, studying film and television alongside one another in two courses:

  • Spectatorship, audiences and identities
  • History, aesthetics and genre

You will also study other subjects in years 1 and 2: see Flexible degrees.

YEARS 3 AND 4

If you progress to Honours (years 3 and 4) your studies will consist of a combination of compulsory core courses (Film analysis, Television analysis, Media and cultural policy) and specialist options. These will typically include courses devoted to:

  • particular periods and places (eg contemporary television drama, postwar Japanese cinema, Scottish film and television)
  • genres (eg animation, amateur cinema, documentary film and television)
  • theory and practice of film and television (eg digital media, television production, audiovisual team project, sound and film)
  • specific themes (eg screen performance, cinematic journeys, children’s television)

OUR INTERNATIONAL LINKS

In your third year you have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester or longer. We have particularly successful links with Queen’s University (Canada), the University of New South Wales (Australia) and the University of Hong Kong. See Study abroad.

University Of Glasgow Film Studies

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Academic entry requirements
for entry in 2017

A-LEVELS

  • Standard academic entry requirements: AAB.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: BBB.
  • Other mandatory requirements: One A-level arts, humanities or language subject.

HIGHERS

  • Standard academic entry requirements: S5 entry requirement = AAAA or AAABB.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: S5 minimum requirement = ABBB. S5 & S6 cumulative requirement = AAAAAB.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Higher English AND a Higher humanities OR language subject at grade A/B or B/A.

We adjust these entry requirements for eligible applicants, from AABB at S5/S6, based upon completion of a pre-entry programme. For pre-entry programme eligibility and adjusted grade requirements, see Access Glasgow.

Accepted humanities and languages Highers

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 34 points.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Must include three HL subjects at 6,6,5 including English AND a humanities subject (or language). While HL6 is preferred for English and Humanities/Language subjects, SL6 will be considered for ONE of the subjects.

EUROPEAN QUALIFICATIONS

Typical entry requirements for European qualifications: Arts European Requirements [pdf]

A-level and IB applicants can expect offers to be between the minimum and standard entry requirements depending on demand for places on the degree.

Please note: all A-Level, International Baccalaureate, and other EU entry requirements must be achieved in first sitting.

University Of Glasgow Film Studies

CAREER PROSPECTS

This programme is a valuable preparation for careers in various aspects of the media, arts and cultural industries. The immediate job destinations of some of our recent graduates have included production trainee for the Scottish Media Group and graphics operator for the sports technology specialists Deltatre.

Older graduates are now firmly established in their chosen creative fields, working for leading media companies such as Google and the BBC or as arts administrators, journalists and media academics.

DEGREES AND UCAS CODES

When applying you will need to know the UCAS code for the subject or subject-combination that you wish to apply to:

MA (HONS)

  • KIS
    Film & Television Studies: P390
  • KIS
    Archaeology/Film & Television Studies: VW46
  • KIS
    Classics/Film & Television Studies: QP83
  • KIS
    Comparative Literature/Film & Television Studies: PQ32
  • KIS
    Digital Media & Information Studies/Film & Television Studies: GP53
  • KIS
    English Literature/Film & Television Studies: QW3P
  • KIS
    Film & Television Studies/French: RW16
  • KIS
    Film & Television Studies/German: RW26
  • KIS
    Film & Television Studies/History: VW16
  • KIS
    Film & Television Studies/History of Art: VW36
  • Film & Television Studies/Latin: P3Q6
  • KIS
    Film & Television Studies/Music: WW36
  • KIS
    Film & Television Studies/Philosophy: VW56
  • KIS
    Film & Television Studies/Politics: LW26
  • KIS
    Film & Television Studies/Scottish History: VWF6
  • KIS
    Film & Television Studies/Scottish Literature: QW26
  • KIS
    Film & Television Studies/Social & Public Policy: LW46
  • KIS
    Film & Television Studies/Sociology: LW36
  • KIS
    Film & Television Studies/Theatre Studies: WW46
  • KIS
    Portuguese/Film & Television Studies: 8Y7M
  • Spanish/Film & Television Studies: P3R5

University Of Glasgow Film Studies

FEES AND FUNDING

TUITION FEES

How and when you pay tuition fees depends on where you’re from: see Tuition fees for details.

SCHOLARSHIPS

We offer a wide range of scholarships to our undergraduates, including both home/EU and international students. The University is committed to supporting students and rewarding academic excellence. That’s why we’ve invested more than £1m in additional scholarship funding in recent years.

The list of scholarships above are specific to this programme for more available scholarships please search the scholarship database

HOW TO APPLY

All Film & Television Studies courses are normally only available to students who have been specifically admitted on Film & Television Studies codes through UCAS. If you wish to be considered for Honours Film & Television Studies you must apply using a UCAS code for Film & Television Studies. This is due to high demand for the subject.

University Of Glasgow Film Studies

UCAS DEADLINES

The deadlines for applications to Medicine, Vet Medicine and Dentistry is 15 October each year. The deadline for applications to all other degree programmes is 15 January each year.

The University of Glasgow does not usually accept any applications after these UCAS deadlines. It is the applicants’ responsibility to ensure the accuracy of their application prior to submission, and requests from applicants to correct erroneous application content, change degree programme or change college of entry, will not be accepted after these UCAS deadlines. This policy is in place to ensure fairness and consistency to all applicants, and no exceptions will be made.

  • 15 October: if including Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or applying to Oxford or Cambridge
  • 15 January: all other UK/EU applicants (unless otherwise stated on the UCAS website)
  • 30 June: international (non-EU) students.

Apply at www.ucas.com or through your school or college.
Contact UCAS on 0871 468 0468.

UCAS TARIFF POINTS

The University does not frame its offers in terms of UCAS tariff points.

HOW SOON WILL I RECEIVE A DECISION?

We will usually respond before the end of March.

If your qualifications meet our requirements and we believe you could benefit from study at Glasgow, you will receive an unconditional offer.

If you haven’t yet gained the necessary passes for entry to your chosen subject(s), we may look at the qualifications you are taking when you apply and make you a conditional offer.

WILL I BE INTERVIEWED?

An interview will be part of the selection process for: Community Development, Dentistry, History of Art & Art-world Practice, Medicine, Music, Nursing, Teaching, and Veterinary Medicine & Surgery. You may also be interviewed if you’re applying for entry into Year 2 in any subject.

University Of Glasgow Film Studies

IS DEFERRED ENTRY AVAILABLE?

For Dentistry, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine programmes we are unable to consider applications for deferred entry. In other cases deferring may be possible but it’s not granted automatically.

UNIVERSITY TRANSFERS

Transfers from another University to the University of Glasgow will only be considered under the following circumstances:

  1. The applicant has a genuine personal circumstance (illness, bereavement or other family situation) which requires the student to move back to their home town to be closer to family; AND
  2. The applicant would have met the University of Glasgow entrance requirements at the time he/she went to the other institution. In exceptional circumstances, a student may be admitted if he/she was marginally below the University of Glasgow entrance requirements, and they have performed above average at the other institution.

WIDENING PARTICIPATION

We want to help talented applicants from all backgrounds to study at Glasgow. See our range of widening access pre-entry programmes at Widening Participation.