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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Philosophy and Film share similar perspectives, from the value of art to national identity and politics. At Southampton, we offer this exciting, joint course for movie lovers and abstract thinkers. Here you'll learn to analyse deep, theoretical ideas, and explore film as an art, an industry and a passion.

You'll explore Film from a variety of perspectives: as popular art, big business and as a cultural record. From early Hollywood films to European and world cinema, you'll study the first projected images, today's digital movies and much more in between.

Philosophy modules will give you a strong grounding in ethical, logical and critical thought. You can examine the most fundamental questions we face, in a rigorous and systematic way.

You'll research and discuss the theories and philosophies that have shaped film studies as a subject. These include:

  • psychoanalysis

  • postmodernism

  • structuralism

As part of this course you can:

  • take modules in film noir, animation, horror and sci-fi

  • use our extensive library resources, including over 5,800 films from around the world

  • get involved in our outreach events that bring philosophy to the wider public

  • submit your own film to our annual student film festival

Careers

Film and Philosophy at Southampton gives you a strong foundation in skills that are attractive to all graduate employers:

  • written and verbal communication

  • analytical and critical thinking

  • mental agility

  • research

  • project management

Our research staff and industry experts will help you gain a picture of the film and TV industries today.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 17,560per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : ABB

Typical Offer: ABB including an essay writing subjectIf you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A level offer:BBB including an essay writing subject and grade A in the EPQWe are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context

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University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 97 3

    16th out of 52 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    138 68%

    20th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    33rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    7th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    139 66%

    25th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    11th

    2

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