601–800 th
World University Rankings 2021
151–200 th
Young University Rankings 2020
126-150 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, M15 6BH, United Kingdom

English and Film - Manchester Metropolitan University

From the written word to the silver screen, this joint honours course explores the middle ground between two of the world’s most important storytelling forms. This joint honours is a fascinating combination of English literature, with its centuries-old roots, and the relative modernity of the art of the moving image. Taught by our staff of internationally renowned writers and critics in a friendly, supportive and intellectually challenging environment, you’ll study literature in all its major forms – prose, poetry, drama – from the Renaissance onwards. The film modules are grounded in close textual interpretation and the analysis of style, genre, historical context and the politics of representation. As such, you’ll focus on key film genres, key directors, numerous film movements and national cinemas. With the sheer power, reach, longevity and endurance of American filmmaking over the last 120 years, much of the study of film focuses on ‘Hollywood’ style cinema, but you’ll also look at less commercial film-making from around the globe, challenging and pushing the medium to its limits. Manchester is a creative hub, with one of the biggest creative sectors in the UK, and along with our extensive cultural links both in the city and further afield, you’ll be ideally placed to begin building a creative network for the future.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,ManchesterUnited Kingdom