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What makes English Literature and Film Studies at Worcester special?

A joint honours in English Literature and Film Studies enables you to critically examine English Literature in some of its immensely varied contexts alongside developing analytical skills attuned to the diverse medium of film.  

Studying English Literature at Worcester allows you to develop skills in close and creative reading, theoretical concepts and a critical awareness of the relationship between texts and their contexts.

Film Studies at Worcester introduces you to a wide range of film genres and gives you the ability to understand how we interact, represent our ideas, and tell our stories through a visual medium.



Key Features

  • Excellent employment potential in careers like advertising, PR and journalism, as well as the film industry.
  • Small-class sizes, one-to-one tutorials and robust communication between students and staff
  • Study diverse literatures emanating from the sixteenth through to the twenty-first centuries – and encompassing both ‘canonical’ and ‘marginal’ texts
  • All Film Studies modules are assessed by coursework, not formal examinations

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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points

Shortlisted applicants are invited to attend for interview and to provide a portfolio and a piece of written work for consideration

Study options

Full-time or part-time study available

Course content

What will you study?

Year 1

Mandatory modules:

  • What is Literature? 
  • Introduction to Film: Theory & Practice 
  • Hollywood and Beyond

Module options:

  • English Literature Across the Centuries 
  • English Renaissance Texts and Contexts
  • Creativity in Women’s Writing: Difference in View 
  • Introduction to American Writing
  • Power, Sex and Identity in Restoration Literature 
  • Science Fiction: Alternative Worlds 
  • Improving English Usage and Style in Academic Writing 
  • Contemporary World Cinema 
  • Truth, Reality and the Documentary Film

Year 2

Mandatory modules:

  • Literary Criticism: Theory and Practice 
  • Approaches to Film

Module options:

  • Shakespearean Comedy 
  • Culture and Politics in Victorian Fiction
  • The Pre-Raphaelites: Word and Image
  • Children’s Literature
  • Literary England and the Great War, 1900 – 1930 
  • The American Short Story 
  • Enlightened Minds: Literature 1688 – 1760 
  • Literature in English Around the World 
  • Film Genre Studies
  • Film: Culture, Audience, Industry

Year 3

Mandatory modules:


Module options:

  • Justice and Revenge in English Renaissance Drama 
  • Love, Religion and Politics in English Renaissance Poetry
  • Fantasy and the 1980s 
  • Cities and Fiction
  • American Writing and the Wilderness 
  • Irish Writing since 1900 
  • Literature in Film Adaptation 
  • What Happens Now: Twenty-First Century Poetry Plus
  • Postcolonial Literature 
  • Independent Research Project 
  • Extended Independent Research Project
  • Independent Study 
  • Film & Folklore 
  • Film Reviewing 
  • Studies in Cult & Exploitation Cinema 
  • Underworld UK 
  • Cinema and Modern Life 
  • TV Times
Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for English Literature and Film Studies.


Where could it take you?


Many English Literature graduates will progress to careers requiring good communication skills such as Public Relations or develop research careers with media or publishing companies. Throughout the English Literature degree there is a focus on developing employability which includes attractive opportunities for work experience, a credited work project module, and a career and professional development module. Students are also strongly encouraged to take up the opportunity to study abroad for a semester.

Film Studies develops student skills in practice-as-research and research-as-practice for a number of culture and media industries including exhibition, distribution, audience-based marketing, journalism, film education, curating, programming, filmmaking, screenwriting and further academic research.

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How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in the academic year 2019/20 will be £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in the academic year 2019/20 will be £12,400 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in the academic year 2019/20 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.


Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls of residence. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £102 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £165 per week (2019/20 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

How to apply

How do you apply?

Part-time applications

If you would like to apply to study this course part time, please complete our online application form.

Apply through UCAS

English Literature and Film Studies - QP3H

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.



Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Dr Sharon Young

Admissions Tutor, English Literature

Dr Mikel Koven

Course Leader, Film Studies