The programme draws on the research interests and expertise of staff with subject-specific and strong interdisciplinary backgrounds. You develop sophisticated skills in analysis, expression, argumentation and presentation in both subject-specific and interdisciplinary ways, all of which are preparatory to success in future employment. In the first academic year, you acquire relevant subject knowledge, critical approaches and key skills. These are developed in subsequent years alongside the integration of film and literature studies and enhanced research skills to allow you to work in both independent and informed ways at advanced levels of study. In the second academic year, in addition to the mandatory requirements, you must take at least two Film Studies and two English Literature optional modules. In the final academic year you must choose three film and three English optional modules.