At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. Our combined degree programme in Film Studies and Computer Science offers you the opportunity to study in two distinctive disciplines, but also to benefit from the synergies between these two contemporary disciplines, both of which equip you for careers in our digital, media-rich world. Our courses rank highly for student satisfaction and as a student on this programme you enjoy cross-disciplinary, research-led teaching. You will have 24/7 access to our computer labs. Computer Science modules enable you to learn about the theories which underpin software, hardware and computing techniques – and how to apply them in the real world. You use technology to create new opportunities and solve problems. You could learn about things like artificial intelligence, computer game development, humancomputer interaction and cyber security. There is a strong emphasis on programming, but you do not need to have Maths A level. Film Studies modules allow you to study a range of national cinematic traditions within an increasingly global film culture. You explore the history of the film industry and analyse contemporary trends. You examine the significance of film across cultural contexts, its importance as popular entertainment, and its centrality to expressions of identity. If you wish to extend your understanding of theory and to incorporate work on digital technology, modules in Media, Culture and Creative Practice are available. Keele enjoys high rates of graduate employment, where in 2016, were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. As a student on this combined degree programme you develop a wide range of transferable and subject-specific skills that are highly valued by employers. Graduates pursue careers as systems analysts, software engineers and consultants, working for such companies as Apple, BAE systems, Barclays, Capgemini, EA Games, Experian and Microsoft. You might develop your academic experience to follow a career in film and television as well as in media, education, publishing, advertising and events management. You may also choose to pursue postgraduate study at masters or doctoral level.