Stirling is top in Scotland for Communication and Media Studies in the Complete University Guide for 2014, also top in Scotland in the Guardian University Guide 2014 for Media Studies, Communications and Librarianship
We are pioneers in film and media education and research, nationally and internationally active in the field since 1978. The department is one of the largest in the UK and has consistently been rated top in Scotland in Research Assessment Exercises since they began (including the most recent exercise).
Teaching is highly rated and focuses on the critical and theoretical study of film, broadcasting, journalism and the press, the Internet and new media, sport and advertising. Audio and video production work, in small groups, is a popular strand of the undergraduate course, along with scriptwriting.
Stirling is top in Scotland for Communication and Media Studies in the Complete University Guide for 2014, also top in Scotland in the Guardian University Guide 2014 for Media Studies, Communications and Librarianship.
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INTO University of Stirling offers an International Foundation programme for those international students who do not meet the required academic and English-language criteria. This course offers a route to study at University of Stirling through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in the high-quality study facilities on campus. Successful completion of the International Foundation in Media, Humanities and Social Sciences to the required standard provides guaranteed progression to this degree.
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
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If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO University of Stirling offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree.
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£ 11,555.00|
|Scottish and EU students||TBC|
|Students from the rest of the UK||£6,750 per year for a maximum of 4 years|
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£ 11,275.00|
|Scottish and EU students||£ 1,820.00|
|Students from the rest of the UK||£6,750 per year for a maximum of 4 years|
Please note: Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Students from the rest of the UK can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loan Company.
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You will take Film and Media plus two other subjects in Year 1.
You will take five core modules in Film and Media:
You will take advanced semester modules selected from the following:
You are admitted to the production strand in Semester 5 on the basis of merit.
Lectures, seminars, workshops, group projects and presentations all feature in learning and teaching provision, and industry practitioners frequently deliver elements of the course. Assessment is by means of examinations, essays, individual and group practical assignments, creative projects (some of which involve group practical assignments) and dissertations.
(For a Combined Honours degree the higher entrance requirements of the subjects usually apply.)
Full-time (three modules per semester).
Part-time (one or two modules per semester).
January entry also available - see semester dates
In REF2014 Stirling was placed 6th in Scotland and 45th in the UK with almost three quarters of research activity rated either world-leading or internationally excellent.
Stirling is ranked:
You have the opportunity to study abroad through Stirling's well-established connections with several North American and European universities.
The Film and Media degree at Stirling gives students the chance to develop their skills within a supportive and stimulating environment. Staff teaching on the course include specialists in digital media and culture, documentary, transnational cinema, television drama, broadcast production, Scottish cinema, queer theory, feminist theory, and public relations. The course is also strengthened by regular input from our industry advisory board of professionals who offer a diverse range of experience and expertise.
Many Film and Media students have established successful careers in the media. These include broadcast and print journalism; television, radio and film production; media management; advertising and public relations; and education. For specific graduate news, visit:
Students studying Film and Media will develop a number of key transferable skills seen as desirable by many employers and crucial for anyone interested in working within the ever-changing media industries. These include the ability to:
Many modules offered as part of the Film & Media degree include regular workshops and guest lectures delivered by industry speakers, many of who are graduates of the programme. The Division, in partnership with Peter Broughan (Producer) and Creative Scotland, runs the Scottish Cultural Memory Project (SCMP), an important initiative whose aim is to capture and preserve the first-person memories and accounts of prominent Scottish film & TV practitioners. Students play an active role in the project, with many of the interviews featuring as part of the curriculum. Students have also played a key role in the project by serving as part of the production team filming the interviews.
Film & Media graduates are currently working in over 7 countries around the world including: USA, Canada, Norway, New Zealand and Ireland.
Film & Media graduates are currently contributing to the performance of the following organisations:
To provide you with an indication as to what you can do with your Film & Media degree, graduates entering into employment in the past two years are currently working as:
Building on that foundation, alumni of Stirling’s Film & Media degree who graduated between five and ten years ago have since advanced into some of the following positions:
Some of our more established alumni are currently leading and shaping Film & Media strategy across many different sectors – here is an example of how a few former Stirling Film & Media students have advanced in their careers:
Graduating with a degree in Film & Media degree does not necessarily mean that you have to progress into a career in that field. A Film & Media degree is a solid foundation upon which to base a career in a variety of different fields. Currently our Film & Media graduates are working in roles such as: