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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Develop your writing and filmmaking skills while learning about the films, writers and directors that have shaped the medium, with our BA (Hons) Writing and Film degree in Cambridge.Learn to write compelling narratives and explore professional writing techniques, whether you want to write poetry, drama, short fiction, news, features, or something else. You’ll also improve your critical and creative skills with invaluable feedback from professional writers, including our Royal Literary Fund fellows, and critical workshops with your fellow students.Investigating filmmaking practices from all over the world, and learning the language of film from the perspective of a filmmaker, you’ll make your own short films in video, animation or 16mm format, with full training in camera operation, sound recording and editing from professional filmmakers. You’ll learn to write knowledgeably and critically about film, with opportunities to get involved in Cambridge’s exciting arts scene, including the annual Cambridge Film Festival.Tailor your degree to your ideal career with our wide range of optional modules, including areas such as poetry and film art. You can continue to practise your filmmaking, and create a project that could be screened at our end-of-course event at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse. In Years 2 and 3, you can also learn a language on our Anglia Language Programme.**Careers**Our BA (Hons) Writing and Film Studies students go on to successful careers in a variety of fields, including film and video production, film criticism, cinema/film festival administration and management, film education, broadcasting, journalism and publishing.You’ll develop literacy, creativity, problem-solving, analysis and communication skills, which are highly valued by employers. You can enhance your CV by taking advantage of our extensive local and national media contacts to gain experience on work placements. Previous students have undertaken work experience at Cambridge University Press, ITN, BBC, Pinewood Studios, the New York Film Academy and many more.You could also continue your studies, developing your specialisms or starting a career in research, on our Masters degrees in English Literature, Creative Writing and Publishing. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,300per year

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Entry requirements

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A level :

96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including grade C in English Language or English Literature.


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Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

Vibrant and bustling city campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford, both under an hour from London on the train.
A friendly and welcoming community of students and staff from around the globe.
A range of international scholarships available.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    68th out of 103 5

    45th out of 55 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    113 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    105 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    40.0 40%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%



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