Compared to some of our other media-related courses, this course has more emphasis on theory. Core modules include Film Theory and Criticism, History of Cinema and Media Studies.
In addition you will choose from a wide range of optional modules. Examples of theory-based modules include European Film and Society, Film, Horror and the Body and Power, Politics and the Media.
Other optional modules are much more focused on practical skills or areas of particular interest. Examples include Video Production, Print Journalism and Hitchcock.
The University is a very supportive environment and we encourage you to develop your own opinions and creativity.
During the course you will build up degree-level knowledge and skills of critical analysis and independent judgement. You will also develop expertise in academic research, particularly through writing a dissertation on a subject-relevant topic of your choice.
Our teaching is enriched by Sunderlands cutting-edge research. We host the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise, 65% of our research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent.
Year 1 (national level 4)
Optional modules (choose at least three):
Year 2 (national level 5)
Optional modules (choose at least one):
Further optional modules (choose up to three):
Final Year (national level 6)
Optional modules (choose at least one):
Further optional modules (choose up to four):
If you study this course on a part-time basis you will typically complete 40-80 credits in a year, rather than the 120 credits of full-time students. All modules are taught during the day time and you will be studying alongside full-time students.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C)
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
Our typical offer will be in the region of 260 points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (for example 1 x AVCE double award).
We accept a maximum of 20 points from Level 3 Key Skills qualifications.
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number.
Other acceptable qualifications:
BTEC National: 260 points from a BTEC Certificate or Diploma.
Access Courses: We would require successful completion of an Access to Higher Education course that is accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency. We would also require a minimum of grade C in GCSE in Mathematics and English Language or the equivalent as part of your course.
Scottish Highers: Our typical offer is for 260 points.
Irish Leaving Certificate: Our typical offer is for 260 points.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Sunderland.
Scholarships on offer include cash bursaries, reduced tuition fees, free accommodation and free public transport.