The course at Keele gives students a chance to study cinema and literature alongside each other, considering important connections and differences between these art forms.
Literature and film continue to draw on and support each other, whether this is the adaptation of classics for the screen or the shared methods and approaches we use to analyse genre, identity, and style in films, television shows, plays, and novels. You will gain a deep understanding of the history of cinema and of literature, and we place emphasis on how creative texts in both forms relate to their social and cultural situations, whether this means understanding how writers have responded to contemporary concerns or how films have depicted race, class, and gender. Selecting from a range of modules covering literature and film from across different time periods and national cultures, you will develop advanced skills in analysis. You will have opportunities to draw on Keele’s wide strengths to study (for example) film music or documentaries; and you can specialise as you progress through the degree.
Extra curricular opportunities
There are a vareity of opportunities at Keele that will enable you to enhance your studies and get ahead when you graduate. These include taking part in Keele Hall Writing events, joining societies, studying abroad, learning a language and paid for work in roles such as a Student Ambassador.
Modules for 2019/2020 entrants are yet to be confirmed. Details of the modules that ran for entrants in 2018 are shown below. These can be used as an indication of the modules you will study. Once modules for 2019/20 are confirmed they will be published here.
Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.
The entry grades outlined in this section indicate the likely offer or range of offers which would be made to candidates along with any subject specific requirements. This is for general information only. Keele University reserves the right to vary offer conditions depending upon a candidate’s application. Read more about our undergraduate entry requirements for United Kingdom, European Union and International students.
A Level requirements
- A Level requirement CCC
- A level English Language, English Literature, English Literature and Language combined or Drama and Theatre Studies (AQA)
- English at C (or 4)
- BTEC requirements MMM
- To include a BTEC level 3 qualification in Performing Arts or Advanced Practice in Early Years Education.
- 26 points to include Higher Level English at 6 or above.
Access to HE Diploma requirements
- Obtain Access to Higher Education Diploma with 96 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction. You must have taken sufficient English credits please contact us for advice.
Not got the grades?
If you don't think you'll meet the entry requirements specified, Foundation Year offers an alternative route to study for this degree.
PREPARATION PROGRAMMES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for this course have the opportunity to study an International Foundation Year programme.
These courses are designed to prepare international students to enter into Keele University undergraduate degrees.
Fees and funding
Going to university can be a daunting as well as an exciting experience. It can be difficult to understand the true costs of being a student, as well as the financial support that is available to help you meet those costs.
We can help you to manage your funds, create a budget and ensure that you receive any funding for which you may be eligible. We also offer financial support such as the Keele University Hardship Fund and emergency loans.
For more information visit our money, advice and guidance section.
96% of Keele graduates were in a job or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE, 2017)
The degree gives you an appreciation for the conditions in which literary and screen texts are produced, giving you an open-minded, inquisitive approach to problems, as well as the practical, conceptual, and analytical skills required to provide solutions that take account of many factors. You will also be able to communicate complex ideas effectively to different kinds of audience, producing persuasive arguments informed by careful research. These skills prepare you for careers in local and national government, marketing, and management.
- Primary, Secondary and Higher Education
- Marks and Spencer
- Local Government
- Flurry Sports
Jobs that a graduate of this course could go on to do:
- Academic Librarian
- Advertising Copywriter
- Editorial Assistant
- Public Relations Officer
- School Teacher
- Film/video Editor
- Location Manager
- Programme Researcher
- Production Designer
- Runner Broadcasting
- Television Floor Manager
- Associate Producer
- Camera Operator
Regardless of which career you pursue after Keele, employers will want evidence of the range of skills and personal qualities you possess and which are required for the job. Your degree is clearly important in this respect but don’t forget the extra-curricular activities, positions of responsibility, jobs and voluntary work you may have been engaged in while studying at Keele. These activities allow you to demonstrate the skills and personal qualities required by employers and will be vital in your attempts to secure graduate employment.
It is estimated that 60% of jobs are open to graduates of any discipline. This demonstrates the flexibility of many graduate employers when setting out their academic requirements and that students are not necessarily restricted to careers related to their degree.
Find out more about our careers and employability services, including career planning, alumni mentoring, jobs, internships, starting your own business and much more.