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BA (Hons) Film Studies

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Three years full-time.

Four and a half to nine years part-time.

Typical Offer: 

96 UCAS tariff points (or above)
CCC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC).

Please see Entry Requirements below.

Next available intake is September 2022


As a Film Studies undergraduate at the University of Suffolk you will be able to immerse yourself in the historical, socio-cultural, political, generic and aesthetic study of film. You can choose from a wide variety of modules including the Hollywood Blockbuster, History of Animation, Adaptation and Interpretation, Cinema of Excess, Contemporary Television and World, British and Asian Cinema. The range of topics covered allows students to engage in debates surrounding global, cult, niche and new digital film culture.

We pride ourselves on our small class sizes and supportive learning and teaching environment. You will be encouraged and supported by your tutors during classes and regular tutorials, and be part of a close-knit community of film-based students. Our thought-provoking and engaging learning environment enables students to develop the confidence and wide variety of skills, including critical thinking, analytical and evaluative skills, the ability of to work independently and collaboratively, and research, communication and self-managements skills, all of which prepare students for a wide variety of professional careers.

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Film Studies One: Analysis and Issues (Mandatory)
Film Studies Two: Film History (Mandatory)
Film Narrative (Mandatory)
Writing for Film: Academic Study Skills (Mandatory)
The Hollywood Blockbuster: Spielberg to Superheroes (Mandatory)
Film Genre (Mandatory)
World Cinema (Mandatory)
Contemporary Television (Optional)
Researching Film: Theories and Methods (Mandatory)
The Documentary Film (Mandatory)
Avant-garde and Experimental Film (Mandatory)
History of Animation: From Mickey to Miyazaki (Optional)
Adaptation and Interpretation (Mandatory)
Dissertation (Mandatory)
Animation in the East: Anime and Agit-prop (Optional)
Asian Cinema (Optional)
Television Dramatists (Optional)
Cinema of Excess (Optional)
Point of View and the Child in Film (Optional)
Not Going to the Cinema?: Film, TV and New Digital Platforms (Optional)
Sound in the Cinema (Optional)

Career opportunities

Graduates are well-prepared to enter careers in media and broadcast, marketing and public relations, advertising, film criticism, teaching and education, arts administration in addition to a range of postgraduate and vocational study opportunities.

Fees and finance


  • Full-time Tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time Tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credit module (Please contact the Infozone for further information)
  • International Tuition fee: £12,150 p.a. (plus a Lab fee of £1,575) 


  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (please contact the Infozone for further information)
  • Full-time International tuition fee:  £14,000 p.a

Further Information

At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with you course that you will need to budget for. 

* 2022-23 tuition fees are subject to change in line with inflation, or a government change in the fee cap.

Entry requirements

Next available intake is September 2020.


Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Digital Film Production and Screenwriting

Senior Lecturer in Digital Film Production

Lecturer in Digital Film Production

Lecturer in Film

Facilities and Resources

University of Suffolk provides a range of facilities spanning both practical digital production and lecture theatres for screenings, lectures and seminars. Our library holds a wide range of monographs, journals and DVD’s to support students studies and is regularly updated.  In addition to these physical resources it provides access to an extensive database of texts and e-journals.