French and Film and Television

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 10.6 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 14.4 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2024
200 place StudyQA ranking:1453 Duration:36 months

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This course combines an equal combination of advanced language learning with the study of film and television and, importantly, integrates the two elements of the degree. You study French language to degree level and choose from a range of specialist modules in film and television, and modules on language and translation issues. In the School of Film and Television Studies, you will be trained to ask questions about the history, political significance and formal qualities of sound and image. Whether preserving moving images, engaging in the creative activity of making them, or learning more about their role in shaping or reproducing social values, the development and character of these important audio-visual cultures will be explored in a stimulating environment. The degree includes a year abroad in a French-speaking country, either studying at university or working as a language assistant, or on another approved work placement.
Graduates from this degree will be highly employable and able to enter an extremely wide range of professions using their well-developed language and communication skills, intercultural sensitivity, and media knowledge.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • EUR 10560 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 14430 Year (Non-EEA)

UK/EU £9,000; International £12,300

Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Year 1

The Film and Television modules in year 1 (Analysing Film and Television, Studies in Film History, and Interrogating Culture) provide students with an introduction to critical concepts and historical issues central to the study of film and television, as well as a range of relevant theoretical and methodological approaches. In the School of Language and Communication Studies, alongside level 1 post-A level language competence modules, you take a module entitled Study, Research and Communication Skills which provides you with a practical and critical basis for all language and language-related study throughout the degree.

Year 2

In year two, students build up their linguistic and cultural proficiency alongside the specific study of audiovisual material in a French-speaking context in France Through the Eye of the Lens. This module takes a thematic approach to French society from a socio-cultural perspective through the study of films, soap operas, documentaries, TV commercials, music videos, etc. In addition, students consolidate and extend their knowledge through more detailed work in optional modules. In film and television studies, the options include: Television Genre, Hollywood and the World, Film Noir, The Hollywood Musical, The Practice of Screenwriting: Issues in Adaptation, World Cinema, Celebrity, and Film and Authorship. The options complementing the language work include: Subtitling and Dubbing, Translation and Adaptation, Translation Issues in the Media.

The Year Abroad

Your third year is spent in a country where your honours language is spoken. Please see the Study Abroad tab for further information.

Final Year

The final year language work modules make up half the year’s credit and consolidate and build on improved competence acquired on the year abroad. Students will write a dissertation in the foreign language on a film-related topic. The Film and Television options aim to promote more advanced understanding of film and television by asking students to undertake more in-depth work in modules such as: Science Fiction Cinema, Popular Animation, Crime and Investigation in Contemporary US Television, Comedy, Gender and Genre in Contemporary Cinema, Contemporary Japanese Visual Media, Women and British Cinema, Selling Spectacle and Film and Cultural Politics.

Honours Language Work

In each year, you have on average 4 contact-hours per week in your Honours language. The Honours language teaching is closely related to the study of contemporary society in the country (or countries) where your Honours language is spoken and your experience of learning language at UEA will include a combination of lectures, seminars and conversation classes. It will cover grammar, translation from and into French, reading and listening comprehension, précis and paraphrase work, the study of different styles and registers, lexical exercises and oral work. You will also spend a significant proportion of time working independently using subject-oriented teaching dossiers, radio, TV, films, transcripts, newspapers and online resources while keeping abreast of current affairs and cultural life at home and abroad. Our Language Centre has a digital language laboratory, a viewing and editing room, an interpreting suite for advanced language training, live satellite television broadcasts in French, a large, multi-media self-access resources room with a wide range of French DVDs and reference books, up-to-date computers linked to the internet, and translation software. You will acquire specific expertise in the traditional language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as transferable skills such as time management, self-discipline and self-motivation, intercultural awareness, flexibility and resourcefulness, mediation skills, IT literacy and teamwork.


French and Spanish Film series: LCS runs a foreign film series for its home and visiting students and local A1 and A2 students. The screenings are of subtitled French and Spanish films. This helps increase exposure to foreign language and culture for the groups of students listed above while strengthening links with local schools. It also provides a regular event around which to focus informal tandem learning relationships between LCS language students and UEA’s community of French- and Spanish-speaking visiting students. The latter also collaborate with our students to organize quiz nights, cabaret events and so on.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 88

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  • A Level: ABB
  • International Baccalaureate: 32
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: AABBBB
  • Access Course: Please contact the University for further information.
  • HND: Please contact the University for further information.
  • European Baccalaureate: 75%

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components)
  • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 88 overall (minimum 18 in the Listening and Writing components; 19 in the Reading component; and 21 in the Speaking component)
  • PTE: 62 overall with minimum 55 in all components

If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.


The School does not currently interview all applicants for undergraduate entry as standard, however we do offer the opportunity to meet with an academic individually on a Visit Day in order to gain a deeper insight into the course(s) you have applied for.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.

Deferred Entry

We also welcome applications for deferred entry, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.

Special Entry Requirements

It is generally expected that you should have at least a Grade B at A Level, or its equivalent, in the language or languages that you intend to take at honours level.

In the case of Spanish or Japanese studied from Beginners' or Spanish, French or Japanese from post-GCSE level, we require evidence of foreign language learning ability, such as a good grade in a foreign language at GCSE.

If two honours languages are studied, only one can be taken from below A Level.


The School's annual intake is in September of each year.

Alternative Qualifications

If you have alternative qualifications that have not been mentioned above then please contact the University directly for further information.

GCSE Offer

Students are required to have Mathematics and English at Grade C or above at GCSE level.


For the majority of candidates the most important factors in assessing the application will be past and future achievement in examinations, academic interest in the subject being applied for, personal interest and extra-curricular activities and the confidential reference. We consider applicants as individuals and accept students from a very wide range of educational backgrounds and spend time considering your application in order to reach an informed decision relating your application. Typical offers are indicated above. Please note, there may be additional subject entry requirements specific to individual degree courses.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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