The Global Cinema degree at Stirling is distinctive in that it combines the study of cultural theory with the study of cinema and other visual media such as photography.
What can films and other types of artistic representation tell us about our globalised world? How have cultural forms and practices evolved through this and the last century, as different global groups and regions have become increasingly interconnected?
This innovative combined degree course cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, drawing on several areas of expertise in visual culture across the humanities. You’ll learn how to interpret cultural texts and practices from throughout the world, gaining a solid grounding in film and textual analysis, cultural studies and area studies. These degrees can lead to a variety of careers, including publishing; academia; journalism; television, radio and film; administration and management; advertising and public relations.
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ABBB - one sitting.
AABB - two sittings.
BTEC (Level 3):
Scottish HNC/D - Bs in graded units
English, Welsh and NI HNC/D - Merits and Distinctions.
Access courses and other UK/EU and international qualifications are also welcomed.
If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher.
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:
More information on our English language requirements
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)||£ 11,845.00|
|Scottish and EU students||£ 1,820.00|
|Students from the rest of the UK||£6,750 per year for a maximum of 4 years|
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£ 12,140.00|
|Scottish and EU students||£ 1,820.00|
|Students from the rest of the UK||£9250 – with a generous package of scholarship options|
From 2016/7 onwards, the fees for overseas undergraduates will be held at the level upon entry.
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.
You should expect to pay fees for every year you are in attendance and be aware fees are subject to revision and may increase annually. Students on programmes of study of more than one year should take this into account when applying.
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The BA with Honours in Global Cinema is a combined degree with Film and Media Studies.
In Semesters 1-3 you will take the following core modules:
In Semesters 4 – 8 you will develop a critical understanding and analytical approach to global cinema and culture, including analysis of certain non-European cultures. At the same time, you will develop your skills in Film and Media Studies.
Core advanced modules include:
Advanced option modules include:
Assessment is continuous, so you will submit coursework as well as sitting exams. There is also a component of group work and group assessment, which enables you to develop teamwork skills.
In the final year of your studies, you will take a dissertation module and write a dissertation on a specialist subject of your own choosing.
Full-time (three modules per semester).
Part-time (one or two modules per semester).
The timetable below is a typical example, but your own timetable may be different.
In the first two years, students might have one lecture and one seminar a week per module. At Honours level, students can expect to have a two-hour seminar in each module per week.
The University of Stirling welcomes applications from all countries.
You have the opportunity to study abroad through Stirling's well-established connections with several international universities.
Staff on the course have international reputations in the fields of cinema and cultural studies.
Languages, Cultures and Religions has particular strengths in film studies, cultural studies, post-colonial studies, and queer studies.
The staff create a friendly, and academic atmosphere throughout the course encouraging you to fulfil your maximum potential at all times. So if your interests are rooted in the way cinema operates, particularly in different cultures then this course is perfect for you!
Staff in film studies have published widely on film, media and culture, including articles and books on European, African, Latin American and Hollywood cinema, early cinema, media and feminism, film and embodiment, and a range of filmmakers, actors, and film movements.
The attractive combination of skills developed by this course is highly sought after by employers both in the UK and abroad. Graduates are prepared for a wide variety of careers in publishing, journalism, television, radio and film, academia, administration and management, advertising and public relations.
As you progress through your Global Cinema degree, you will have the opportunity to develop practical skills and attributes that are much sought after by prospective employers:
Global Cinema students enjoy a vibrant, cross-cultural environment in which they will have the opportunity to attend guest lectures from high-profile international speakers.
According to recent statistics (Unistats, 2012), more than 85 percent of Global Cinema graduates go on to employment or further study within six months of graduation. Our recent graduates have gone on to a wide variety of jobs in the UK and abroad including: academia, administration and management, advertising, journalism, public relations, and television, radio and film production.
Graduating with a degree in Global Cinema degree does not necessarily mean that you have to progress into a career in that field. A Global Cinema degree is a solid foundation upon which to base a career in a variety of different fields.
Although the course is quite new in that it has only recently produced its first cohort of graduates, already this group of students has had considerable success in gaining places on postgraduate courses.