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Programme Specification for the 2024/5 academic year

BA (Hons) Film & Television Studies and Global Cultural Studies (4-year)

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) Film & Television Studies and Global Cultural Studies (4-year) Programme codeUFA4EGLSML19
Study mode(s)Full Time
Part Time
Academic year2024/5
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

The BA (Hons) Film & Television Studies and Global Cultural Studies (4-year) programme is an exit route only and not available for direct application.

This programme will give you a thorough grounding in the main themes and methods of two progressive disciplines, Film Studies and Modern Languages. This Combined Honours degree enables you to divide your time equally between these related subject areas. While at the University of Exeter, you will study half of your modules from Modern Languages and the other half from Film Studies.

Film & Television Studies offers the opportunity to study an exciting range of film and television from different periods and international contexts; you will watch films from American, European, and other World cinemas, as well as learning about the trends and technologies of television. You will gain a deep and wide ranging knowledge of film and television as cultural, social, industrial and global phenomena and familiarity with different conceptual and theoretical approaches to them. The range of material studied will equip you to understand the complex histories of these media as well as how important issues of cultural difference are raised through them, giving you the tools and vocabulary to take a questioning attitude to your own media culture. We encourage you to make the most of the facilities available to broaden and enhance your study of film, not just on campus and in the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum but also through the lively film culture (art-house cinema, media facilities) in the city itself.

The Global Cultural Studies side of the programme offers choice between the study of one of seven major languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish), taught by experienced language specialists including native speakers and academic staff at the cutting edge of research in their particular discipline. Progression through the programme will combine the acquisition of language with the study of the literature, history, film and linguistics of the language disciplines as well as advanced translation practice. You will develop a high level of proficiency in reading, writing, understanding and speaking your selected language, providing you with valued skills for future careers. A carefully arranged choice of modules enables you to focus more towards language skills or to learn about the society in which a particular language is spoken. Our cultural modules cover topics as broad as history, politics, philosophy, literature and cinema; they complement the language study within the programme and further ground your understanding of the language of your choice.

Advice and guidance on your programme can be sought from your personal tutor and programme director. All staff offer regular office hours that you can drop into without a prior appointment for this purpose.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

This programme aims to develop your competence in the subject-specific research skills required in both Film & Television Studies and your chosen language. It will:

  • give you a thorough grounding in the core principles of film and television and modern languages through study which engages you imaginatively in the analysis of language, literature, visual media and culture.
  • train you towards a high level of proficiency in reading, speaking, writing and listening in your chosen language, with the aim of enabling you to communicate readily in personal and professional arenas.
  • give you an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive features of European, US, and World cinema
  • provide you with an appreciation of the trends and technologies of television in the UK, US, and elsewhere
  • provide you with a variety of approaches (both traditional and innovative) to teaching and learning, and a lively and supportive studying environment which stimulates enjoyment and independent study
  • provide a broad and challenging intellectual training and a foundation of personal and key skills for those students entering the world of work on graduation, together with a suitable basis for those who wish to pursue further research in the relevant subject or subjects
  • use the research expertise of staff to promote a stimulating interaction of teaching and research within the flexible programme structure
  • enable you to become reflective and autonomous independent learners.
  • develop a range of subject specific, academic and transferable skills, including high order conceptual literacy and communication skills of value in graduate employment

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

You may take optional modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. You are expected to balance your credits in each stage of the programme, taking 60 credits from Film Studies, and 60 credits from Modern Languages. On the Modern Languages side of your programme, you will normally take optional content modules appropriate to your degree stage and corresponding to your compulsory language module.

The College of Humanities, however, takes the view that in Combined Honours programmes you would be incapable of reaching a satisfactory standard in the chosen language if you took fewer than 60 credits per year in it. Accordingly you may not exercise the modularity option in Modern Languages (modularity is where you are permitted to take elective modules from other disciplines that are not included in the programme specification). However, it would be possible for you in certain cases, to exercise the right from the Film & Television Studies side of your programme alone.

At stages 1, 2 and 4, you will take one compulsory language module amounting to 30 credits in total. At stage 3, you will spend a year abroad in one of the following ways:

  • on a suitable programme of study at an approved partner institution;
  • as an Assistant in a school under the scheme arranged by the British Council;
  • in approved paid or voluntary employment.

The year may be spent either in one country where a language of study is spoken or, if suitable arrangements can be made, divided between two countries. Exceptionally, other arrangements may be approved by the Director of Education. On the year abroad you are required either to take a compulsory module which tests your language acquisition, your intercultural competence and develops employability skills and environmental awareness, or, if you study at an approved partner institution you will be assessed on the basis of the marks obtained at the host university and an oral examination held on your return to Exeter.

Stage 1


60 credits of compulsory Film Studies modules, 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language and 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language.

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

a select 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language.

b select 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language; on the Modern Languages side of your programme, you may select a maximum of 15 credits of either the SML- or HUM-coded modules listed below for the year. Please note that certain modules may only be available to students on Single Honours programmes, or to students who have taken a particular language module. This information will be given in the pre-requisites or co-requisites section of the relevant module descriptor.Please note for students of Modern Languages Portuguese (Single Honours or Combined Honours) MLP1002 is compulsory. For FLC students or other non-Modern Language students, it remains optional

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
EAF1501 Major Debates in Film Theory 30No
EAF1506 Interrogating Screens 30No
MLX S1 BA comp language 2020-1 [See note a above]
MLF1001 French Language 30 Yes
MLF1052 French Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLG1001 German Language 30 Yes
MLG1052 German Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLI1001 Italian Language 30 Yes
MLI1052 Italian Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLM1052 Beginners Chinese 30 Yes
MLP1052 Portuguese Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLR1001 Contemporary Russian Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLR1030 Russian Language for Beginners 30 Yes
MLS1001 Spanish Language 30 Yes
MLS1056 Spanish Language for Beginners 30 Yes

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
MLX S1 BA French opt 2020-1 [See note b above]
MLF1014 Love and Death in French Culture 15 No
MLF1015 War and Conflict in French Literature 15 No
MLF1017 The Making of Modern France 15 No
MLF1103 The French Language, Present and Past 15 No
MLF1105 An Introduction to French Thought 15 No
MLF1121 French Visual History 15 No
SML1105 Reason and Existence: An Introduction to French Thought 15 No
SML1015 War And Conflict In French Literature 15 No
MLX S1 BA German opt 2020-1 [See note b above]
MLG1014 A Nation Remembers: Issues in German Cultural Memory 15 No
MLG1017 Turning Points in German History 1200 - 2000 15 No
MLG1018 Nature and the City in German Literature, Visual Arts and Film 15 No
MLG1020 Made in Germany: the History and Culture of a Global Brand 15 No
MLX S1 BA Italian opt 2020-1 [See note b above]
MLI1016 Italy Inside Out: Popular Visual Narratives about Italy 15 No
MLI1055 Introduction to Italian Linguistics 15 No
MLI1121 A Thousand Faces: Cultures and History in 19th-Century Italy 15 No
MLX S1 BA Chinese opt 2020-1 [See note b above]
MLM1010 China of the Senses: Approaching Chinese Culture and Environments 15 No
MLM1012 Modern China, a Brief History: 18th to 20th Century 15 No
MLX S1 BA Portuguese opt 2020-1 [See note b above]
MLP1002 Introduction to the Lusophone World 15 No
MLP1003 Language Encounters in the Portuguese-speaking World 15 No
MLX S1 BA Russian opt 2020-1 [See note b above]
MLR1005 Chekhov's Major Plays 15 No
MLR1023 Russia: Empire and Identity 15 No
MLX S1 BA Spanish opt 2020-1 [See note b above]
MLS1016 Gender Perspectives 15 No
MLS1064 An Introduction to the Hispanic World: Texts in Context 15 No
MLS1065 The Making of Modern Spain 15 No
MLS1066 The Making of Modern Latin America: History Through Literature and Culture 15 No
MLS1067 Ideology in the Hispanic World 15 No
MLX S1 BA ML opt 2020-1 [See note b above]
SML1207 Introduction to Film 15 No
SML1067 Ideology in the Hispanic World 15 No
SML1014 A Nation Remembers: Issues in German Cultural Memory 15 No
SML1017 The Making of Modern France 15 No

Stage 2


30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language, 60 credits of optional modules in Film Studies and 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language.

Subject to selecting 120 credits in the stage overall, you must:

c select 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language.

d select 60 credits from this list of optional Film Studies modules.

e select 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language; on the Modern Languages side of your programme, you may select a maximum of 15 credits of either the SML- or HUM-coded modules listed below for the year. It is your responsibility to ensure that credit for SML modules can be counted towards the language of your study, where this is necessary for your credit count

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
MLX S2 BA comp language 2020-1 [See note c above]
MLF2001 French Language, Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLF2152 Intermediate French 30 Yes
MLG2001 German Language, Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLG2052 Intermediate German 30 Yes
MLI2001 Italian Language, Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLI2051 Italian Language 30 Yes
MLM2052 Intermediate Chinese (One) 30 Yes
MLP2052 Intermediate Portuguese 30 Yes
MLR2001 Contemporary Russian Written and Oral I 30 Yes
MLR2030 Intermediate Russian 30 Yes
MLS2001 Spanish Language, Written and Oral 30 Yes
MLS2156 Spanish Language (ex-beginners) 30 Yes

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
FST S2 BA CH opt 2020-1 [See note d above]
EAF2502 Shots in the Dark 30 No
EAF2508 Cinescapes: Time, Space and Identity 30 No
EAF2510 Adaptation: Text, Image, Culture 30 No
EAF2511 Television: Times, Trends and Technologies 30 No
EAF2512 European Cinemas: Art, Industry, Entertainment 30 No
MLF2065 Contemporary French Film: Issues and Debates 15 No
AHV2013 Photography and Evidence 15 No
HUM2004 Making a Career in Publishing 15 No
MLX S2 BA French opt 2020-1 [See note e above]
MLF2003 Freedom and French Realism 15 No
MLF2012 Evolution of the French Language 15 No
MLF2029 Varieties of French 15 No
MLF2056 Provoking Thoughts - French Literature and Philosophy from the Renaissance to the 20th Century 15 No
MLF2065 Contemporary French Film: Issues and Debates 15 No
MLF2066 Intimate Spaces of the French Enlightenment 15 No
MLF2071 'Paris je t'aime': Writing the City 15 No
MLF2075 Rap ta France: Narratives of National Identity in French Rap 15 No
MLX S2 BA German opt 2020-1 [See note e above]
MLG2003 Youth and Age: Generations in German Fiction and Film 15 No
MLG2018 Berlin - Culture, History and Politics 15 No
MLG2019 Gender, Race and Migration in 20th and 21st-century German Literature 15 No
MLG2047 Language in the Goethezeit 15 No
MLX S2 BA Italian opt 2020-1 [See note e above]
MLI2018 Love (and Marriage?) in Contemporary Italian Film Comedy 15 No
MLI2207 Narratives of Child Sexual Abuse 15 No
AHV2208 Ideal Cities? Urban Cultures of Renaissance Italy 15 No
MLX S2 BA Chinese opt 2020-1 [See note e above]
MLM2010 Reading China: from Mandarins to Revolutionists 15 No
MLM2011 Encounters and Entanglements: Chinese Art in Global Perspective 15 No
MLM2012 Politics of Art: a Cultural Studies Perspective on Modern China 15 No
MLX S2 BA Portuguese opt 2020-1 [See note e above]
MLP2002 Portuguese as a Global Language 15 No
MLP2005 Travelling Identities in the Lusophone World 15 No
MLX S2 BA Russian opt 2020-1 [See note e above]
MLR2021 Understanding Russia 15 No
MLR2023 A Russian Carnival of the Animals 15 No
MLR2024 Exploring Revolution: The Making of Soviet Society and Culture in the 1920s 15 No
MLX S2 BA Spanish opt 2020-1 [See note e above]
MLS2017 Images of Dissent: Spanish Film under Franco 15 No
MLS2045 Federico Garcia Lorca: Theatre and Poetry 15 No
MLS2060 Love and Death in Spanish Drama 15 No
MLS2067 Spain from Democracy to Dictatorship: Republic, Civil War and Francoism, 1931-1953 15 No
MLS2070 Catalonia Is Not Spain? Modern Catalan Culture in Context 15 No
MLS2072 Place and Identity in Contemporary Venezuelan Culture 15 No
MLS2159 Key Modern Poets from Spain and Latin America 15 No
MLS2160 Fiction in Post-War Spain: Voices of Conformity and Subversion 15 No
MLX S2 BA ML opt 2020-1 [See note e above]
SML2209 Music in Medieval Europe 15 No
SML2243 Text and Image in Early European Culture 15 No
SML2244 Multilingualism in Society 15 No
SML2246 Intercultural Communication 15 No
HUM2004 Making a Career in Publishing 15 No
HUM2005 Tales of Freedom, Necessity and Providence 15 No

Stage 3


120 credits of compulsory modules

f You must take one of these modules.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
MLX S3 BA comp year abroad 2020-1 [See note f above]
SML3010 Work and Study Abroad 120 Yes
SML3020 Study Abroad at a Partner University (with Assessment in the Foreign Language) 120 Yes
SML3025 Internship Abroad Combined with Study at a Partner University Abroad 120 Yes

Stage 4


60 credits of optional Film Studies modules, 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language and 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language.

Subject to selecting 120 credits in the stage you must:

g select 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language.

h select 60 credits from this list of optional Film Studies modules.

i select 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language; you may select a maximum of 15 credits of the SML- or HUM-coded modules listed below for the year, these are additional to SML3015. You may, alternatively, take SML3030. Please note you may only select one dissertation module across the two programmes. It is your responsibility to ensure that credit for SML modules can be counted towards the language of your study, where this is necessary for your credit count.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
MLX SF BA comp language 2020-1 [See note g above]
MLF3111 Advanced French Language Skills 30 Yes
MLG3111 Advanced German Language Skills 30 Yes
MLI3111 Advanced Italian Language Skills 30 Yes
MLM3111 Advanced Chinese Language Skills 30 Yes
MLP3111 Advanced Portuguese Language Skills 30 Yes
MLR3111 Advanced Russian Language Skills 30 Yes
MLS3111 Advanced Spanish Language Skills 30 Yes

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
FST SF BA CH opt 2020-1 [See note h above]
EAS3128 Writing the Short Film 30 No
EAS3177 India Uncovered - Representations in Film and Fiction 30 No
EAF3501 American Independent Film 30 No
EAF3513 British Screens 30 No
EAF3515 Something to See: War and Visual Media 30 No
EAF3518 Queering British Film and Television 30 No
EAF3106 Female Screens: Representation, Agency and Authorship 30 No
EAF3233 Surrealism and Its Legacies 30 No
AHV3003 The Face 15 No
AHV3004 Victorian Visions: Art, Industry and the Modern 30 No
MLX SF BA French opt 2020-1 [See note i above]
MLF3006 The Invention of Modern Love 15 No
MLF3034 Sociolinguistics of French 15 No
MLF3046 Dialectology in France 15 No
MLF3050 Music, Poetry, and Society at the Late Medieval French Court 15 No
MLF3069 Writing Women and Strange Monsters 15 No
MLF3073 Proust's a la Recherche du Temps Perdu 15 No
MLF3075 First-Person Outsiders in Modern French Literature 15 No
MLF3078 Philosophers, Prophets, and Mystics in French Culture 15 No
MLF3080 Les Miserables from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day 15 No
MLX SF BA German opt 2020-1 [See note i above]
MLG3036 Dictatorships on Display: History Exhibitions in Germany and Austria 15 No
MLG3037 Coping with Catastrophe: German Culture, Literature and Politics in the Interwar Years 15 No
MLG3039 What Did the German Kaiserreich Do for Us? Questions to a New Nation (1870-1914) 15 No
MLG3040 Sex, Sciences and the Arts 15 No
MLX SF BA Italian opt 2020-1 [See note i above]
MLI3028 Italian Varieties and Dialects 15 No
MLI3029 Italian Film Through Stardom 15 No
MLI3199 Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend 15 No
MLX SF BA Chinese opt 2020-1 [See note i above]
MLM3009 China through the Lens: Cultural Translation and Self-Presentation 15 No
MLX SF BA Portuguese opt 2020-1 [See note i above]
MLP3002 Afro-Brazil: Ideas of Africa in Brazilian Fiction 15 No
MLP3005 Changing voices: tracing the development of Portuguese over time 15 No
MLX SF BA Russian opt 2020-1 [See note i above]
MLR3019 Pushkin's Evgenii Onegin 15 No
MLR3026 The Deceptive City: The Creation of St Petersburg in Russian Literature 15 No
MLR3027 The Making of Underground Russia, 1825-1917 15 No
MLX SF BA Spanish opt 2020-1 [See note i above]
MLS3037 Women and Feminism in 20th Century Spain 15 No
MLS3057 Cross Currents: Memory, Myth and Modernity in Latin America 15 No
MLS3065 Spain and 1898: from Disaster to Modernity 15 No
MLS3066 Almodovar's Spain: Cinema and Society 15 No
MLS3067 "Monster of Nature and Phoenix of Wits." An Introduction to the Work of Lope de Vega 15 No
MLS3068 Staging Conflicts: Spanish Romantic Drama 15 No
SML3031 Advanced Translation Skills 15 No
MLX SF BA ML opt 2020-1 [See note i above]
SML3009 Intercultural Communication in a Global World 15 No
SML3013 Through the Language Lens: the Relationship between Language, Culture and the Mind 15 No
SML3015 Dissertation 15 No
SML3030 Extended Dissertation 30 No
SML3036 Beyond Sex and the City: Becoming a Woman in Contemporary Western Cinema 15 No
SML3040 Women in Translation: Gender and Publishing in the 21st Century 15 No
SML3041 Green Matters in Modern Languages and Cultures 15 No
SML3042 Transcultural Devon: Creating, Analysing and Subtitling Interviews in the Context of Migration 15 No
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
HUM3015 The Place of Meaning: Gardens in Britain and China 15 No

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Identify and evaluate the variety of approaches and traditions taken within both the study of Film & Television and Modern Languages, combining language and culture.
2. Demonstrate a broadly-based understanding of European, American and World Cinema and of television texts and industries.
3. Describe film and television aesthetics; trace and evaluate key developments and relate them to an overall conception of the subject matter.
4. Analyse film and television and their critical and theoretical contexts, and relate with issues in the wider context of cultural and intellectual history.
5. Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and fluency in the production and comprehension of the chosen language, both orally and in writing.
6. Communicate effectively and appropriately with native and other competent speakers of the chosen language in an academic context, both orally and in writing.
7. Identify and explain the cultural and socio-historic contexts in which the chosen language is spoken.
8. Apply critical terminology and, where appropriate, methodological, linguistic, stylistic, and/or formal terminology to an understanding of both Film and Modern Languages; utilise appropriate bibliographical style.

ILOs 1-8 are acquired through lectures, seminars, workshops, study groups, tutorials and other learning activities throughout the programme. The degree of specialisation of subject knowledge increases during the programme. Modules at Stage 4 are most closely related to the research specialism of the staff teaching the module. The precise method of teaching varies according to each module. On team-taught modules you will normally engage in both lectures and seminar groups. In smaller options you will normally spend most of your contact time in seminar groups and workshops.

Core language modules at Stage 1 include an introduction to language-learning strategies, with subsequent stages requiring you to make systematic use of the self-access material available in the library, in the Foreign Language Centre, and via web-based resources. Language modules at each stage use authentic materials in the chosen language/s, both written (texts in a variety of styles and registers) and spoken (oral classes with native speakers, together with use of TV and the electronic media). These forms of target-language material are used in a variety of ways, including reading or listening comprehension, translation, and production of related material in the chosen language/s through exercises such as summarising, essay-writing and oral presentations. Instruction is reinforced by regular formative assessment. Formal grammar is usually taught, both in seminars and through guided study of a textbook, at a level appropriate to each stage of the programmes and to level of achievement at the outset of the programme.

The assessment of these skills is through a combination of presentations and participation in seminars, coursework, log-books, web-based assessments, visual and written essays, oral and written exams, other written reports/projects, and (if chosen) a dissertation. Essays, exams and presentations are especially significant within the programme because they assess each of the skills, 1-8.

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

9. Apply critical skills in the analysis of film and television.
10. Articulate knowledge and understanding of relevant concepts and theories relating to film and television.
11. Demonstrate sensitivity to aesthetic and generic conventions and to the shaping effects upon communication of circumstances, authorship, textual production and intended audience.
12. Demonstrate understanding of the linguistic principles required to assimilate and analyse the structure of a foreign language.
13. Show understanding of the variety of approaches to research in the field of languages and related studies, and of the reasons why such approaches may change.
14. Demonstrate receptiveness to foreign cultures and ability to see the relativity of one's own cultural perspective.
15. Communicate effectively and construct a coherent argument in oral, written and audio-visual presentations, as appropriate.
16. Apply bibliographic skills appropriate to the discipline, including accurate citation of sources and consistent use of conventions in the presentation of scholarly work.

ILOs 9-13 and 15-16 are developed throughout the programme in film and television and modern language modules, becoming more sophisticated as students move from stage to stage. They are developed through lectures and seminars, written work, and oral work (both in presentation and seminar discussion), and reinforced through the range of modules across all four stages. They will culminate in the substantial and independent research skills demonstrated within third year special subject and advanced language modules.

ILO 14 is implicit in all study of the language and cultures of another country, and all modules
challenge students to reflect critically on their receptiveness to foreign cultures. The Year Abroad offers an opportunity to develop these skills fully.

The assessment of these skills is through a combination of presentations and participation in seminars, log-books, web-based assessments, written and visual essays, oral and written exams, other written reports/projects, and (if chosen) a dissertation.

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

17. Apply advanced literacy and communication skills in appropriate contexts including the ability to present sustained and persuasive written and oral arguments.
18. Analyse and critically examine diverse forms of material, both textual and visual.
19. Acquire and interrelate substantial quantities of complex information of diverse kinds, in a structured and systematic way, and involving the use of the distinctive methodological and interpretative skills of the subject areas.
20. Apply research skills for the retrieval of historical material, and develop the ability to gather, sift and organise this material independently and critically, evaluating its significance.
21. Interrogate and apply a variety of theoretical positions, and weigh the importance of alternative perspectives in a critical and self-reflective manner.
22. Exercise independent thought and judgment.
23. Engage with others through the presentation of ideas and information in groups, and work towards the collective negotiation of solutions.
24. Plan and execute written and other forms of project-work over both short and long timescales.
25. Complete tasks under time-constrained conditions and effectively manage deadlines and targets.
26. Adapt to the working practices of a foreign country.

Personal and key skills are delivered through all modules, and developed in lectures, workshops, study groups, tutorials, work experience and other learning activities throughout the programme.

ILO 26 is especially developed in the course of the Year Abroad module.

The assessment of these skills is through a combination of presentations and participation in seminars, log-books, web-based assessments, written and visual essays, oral and written exams, other written reports/projects, and a dissertation.

ILOs 17-22 are also strongly developed in the course of the portfolio of assessed essays and other written work produced through all stages of the programme. These assessments work on the principle of offering formative feedback to support the development of your written work within as well as between modules. Feedback on one assignment is intended to inform the next piece of work you undertake on the module; the next piece of work on the programme, or the future learning of graduates.

ILO 23 is associated especially with the range of group presentations and projects taking place in modules. Group assessment brings into focus an important range of skills for students, including sharing workloads, responsibility for tasks, team-working, collaborative and communicative skills.

ILOs 24-25 are also accomplished in the course of ‘real-time’ formal assessments such as presentations and end of module exams, which occur in all four levels of the programme.

ILO 26 is assessed especially in the course of the year abroad module.

7. Programme Regulations

Programme-specific Award Rules

Your degree classification will be calculated from the credit-weighted average marks for stages 2 and 4 combined in the ratio 1:2 respectively.

Classification

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

All students within Film Studies and Modern Languages have a personal tutor for their entire programme of study and who is available at advertised ‘office hours’. There are induction sessions to orientate you at the start of your programme. A personal tutoring system will operate with regular communication throughout the programme. Academic support will be also be provided by module leaders. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

10. Admissions Criteria

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

The programme is not subject to accreditation and/ or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) Film & Television Studies and Global Cultural Studies (4-year)

19. UCAS Code

Not applicable to this programme.

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits ECTS credits

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Honours] Communication, media, film and cultural studies
[Honours] Languages and related studies

23. Dates

Origin Date

01/06/2016

Date of last revision

15/10/2020