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BA in History With Film Studies (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , History

Course Description

Film has been one of the most important influences on modern society. Since it was invented, cinema has entertained mass audiences all over the world. It has provided the dominant images of modern culture, it has created new art forms, and has been a crucial tool of education and propaganda. Our History with Film Studies degree allows you to examine the medium of film, and to practise film production, while setting this work in a solid historical context. Through the History with Film Studies degree programme, you can examine such questions as how cinema has affected the development of modern societies, and how film should be used as historical evidence. You will also have plenty of opportunity to take 'mainstream' History modules covering all periods as well as to study topics such as film theory, film production, and creative writing for film.

Film has been one of the most important influences on modern society. Since it was invented, cinema has entertained mass audiences all over the world. It has provided the dominant images of modern culture, it has created new art forms, and has been a crucial tool of education and propaganda. Our History with Film Studies degree allows you to examine the medium of film, and to practise film...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • UXS-1063: Film History (20)

Semester 2

  • UXS-1062: Film Language (20) or
    UXC-1062: Iaith y Ffilm (20)

40 to 60 credits from:

  • HXH-1002: Birth of Modern Europe (20) (Semester 2) or
    HXC-1003: Genedigaeth yr Ewrop Fodern (20) (Semester 2)
  • HXH-1004: Intro Modern History1815-1914 (20) (Semester 1) or
    HXC-1004: Cyflwyniad Hanes Modern (20) (Semester 1)
  • HPS-1006: Ess. Skills for Ac. Success (20) (Semester 1) or
    HAC-1006: Ess. Skills for Ac. Success (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXW-1007: Wales: Princes to Tudors (20) (Semester 2) or
    HXC-1007: Cymru: Tywysogion i Duduriaid (20) (Semester 2)
  • HXW-1010: Wales since 1789 (20) (Semester 1) or
    HXC-1006: Cymru yn y Byd Modern (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXH-1011: Europe in the High Middle Ages (20) (Semester 1) or
    HXC-1011: Ewrop yn y Canol Oesoedd Uchel (20) (Semester 1)
  • Students on this programme must take at least 40 credits from the above modules, covering at least two of the three major periods of history (Medievel 500-1500, Early Modern 1500-1750 and Modern 1750 onwards

Optional Modules

0 to 20 credits from:

  • HAC-1001: Y Wladwriaeth Les (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-1004: Death of God (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-1005: Existentialism (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXA-1005: Archaeological Principles&Tech (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXH-1005: Intro to History and Heritage (20) (Semester 1)
  • HXA-1006: Intro. to British Prehistory (20) (Semester 2)
  • HXA-1008: Intro. to Historic Archaeology (20) (Semester 2)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • HCH-2050: Debating History (20) or
    HCG-2011: Dehongli'r Gorffennol (20)

Semester 2

  • UXS-2064: Film Theory (20)

20 credits from:

  • LXG-2008: The German Film (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-2024: Alfred Hitchcock (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-2025: Stanley Kubrick: Auteur (20) (Semester 1)
  • LXS-2033: The Cinema of Spain (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-2050: Race & Gender (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-2059: Understanding Documentary (20) (Semester 1) or
    UXC-2046: Y Ffilm ddogfen:Theori (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-2062: Film Distribution & Marketing (20) (Semester 1)
  • LXF-2104: French Cinema 1895-1950 (20) (Semester 1)

Optional Modules

60 credits from:

  • HAC-2002: Addysg yn y Gymru Gyfoes (20) (Semester 1)
  • HGW-2003: Re-igniting the Dragon (20) (Semester 2) or
    HGC-2003: Ail Danio'r Ddraig (20) (Semester 2)
  • HAC-2009: Cymdeithas, Iaith a Phrotest (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-2011: Paradoxes of Self: Nietz./Jung (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTA-2111: Ancestral Landscapes (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTA-2114: Experimental Archaeology (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTA-2117: Roman Frontier Society (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTA-2118: Field Archaeology in Britain (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTA-2120: Rethinking Archaeology (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTC-2123: Owain Glyndwr a'i Fudiad (20) (Semester 2)
  • HTH-2124: Heritage and Identity (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-2127: Europe, Early Middle Ages (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTC-2128: Cestyll a Chymdeithas (20) (Semester 2) or
    HTH-2157: The Age of the Castle (20) (Semester 2)
  • HGH-2138: Europe 1945-1992 (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTC-2156: Rhyfel Cartref America (20) (Semester 1)
  • HTH-2164: Violence in Early Mod Britain (20) (Semester 1)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • HPS-3006: Dissertation (40) or
    HAC-3006: Traethawd Hir (40)

Semester 2

  • HPS-3006: Dissertation or
    HAC-3006: Traethawd Hir

40 credits from:

  • HAC-3002: Addysg yn y Gymru Gyfoes (20) (Semester 1)
  • HSH-3139: Nationalism in the UK 1916-97 (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • HSH-3144: The Norman Conquest (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • HSH-3146: Sex&Power in Early Mod England (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • HSH-3147: Politics&Culture in the 1960s (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • Students must take one of the above modules that are taught over Semester 1 & 2.

40 credits from:

  • LXI-3011: Adaptations in European Cinema (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • UXS-3025: Stanley Kubrick: Auteur (20) (Semester 1)
  • LXS-3041: Iberian Identities on Screen (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-3050: Race & Gender (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-3062: Film Distribution & Marketing (20) (Semester 1)
  • LXF-3106: French Cinema since 1960 (20) (Semester 2)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 UXS-1063: Film History (20) Semester 2 UXS-1062: Film Language (20) or UXC-1062: Iaith y Ffilm (20) 40 to 60 credits...

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Entry Requirements

Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels (no specific subjects required but History preferred)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • Access: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted. International school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted subject to minimum English Language requirements:

    www.bangor.ac.uk/intreqs

    We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

    *For full details go to our website and for a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com

Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels (no specific subjects required but History preferred) International Baccalaureate Diploma BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case...

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Assessment Methods

We use a variety of assessment methods including 'take home' exams and the team production of films.

We use a variety of assessment methods including 'take home' exams and the team production of films.