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Media and Communications (Including Foundation Year) BSc (Full-time)

London Metropolitan University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Virtual open day
6/4/2021
Virtual open day
6/15/2021
English
Start dates
London
12,700 GBP
September 2021

London
12,700 GBP
January 2022

Program description

Media and Communications (Including Foundation Year) BSc (Full-time)

Why study this course?

Our Media and Communications (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree is the perfect route into higher education if you want to work in media but don't have the necessary qualifications for an undergraduate degree. This four-year degree will give you the skills and working practices needed to start your career in the exciting and ever-evolving world of media.

During your foundation year you'll learn about digital media and journalism more broadly. By the end of this first year you’ll understand how to critically assess the media. The skills you gain in this preparatory year will prepare you for the subsequent three years of study.

The foundation year on this course is shared with a number of other media-related foundation courses, so you'll learn alongside students who are interested in different specialisms.

Following your foundation year, you will study the same course content and get the same choice of modules as those who study our Media and Communications BSc (Hons) degree. Should you wish to change your subject specialism following Year 0, there will be flexibility to do so.

As you progress through the course you’ll learn about how media affects society from a cultural and political perspective. The forms of media you'll be focusing on include the press, television, film, the internet, popular music and social media.

You'll benefit from tutors who are experienced researchers as well as insights from industry experts. Learning from current media professionals will ensure that you graduate with the skills and techniques widely used in the industry. You’ll also have regular opportunities to visit educational places such as London Film Festival and British Board of Film Classification.

You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

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Admission requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • At least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent eg Functional Skills at Level 2)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

  • Introduction : Film, TV and Broadcast Media
  • Introduction: Digital Media
  • Introduction: Journalism and Writing for Media
  • Introduction: Media and Communications
  • Developing Your Career
  • Introduction to Digital Media
  • Media Genres
  • Media Histories
  • Moving Image and Sound Practice
  • Media and Communities
  • Researching Media Audiences
  • Television Studies
  • Work Related Learning for Media 1
  • Crime and the Media
  • Digital Humanities
  • Documentary Photography and Photography Journalism
  • Youth Culture and the Media
  • Globalisation and the Media
  • Media and Communication Dissertation
  • Media, Culture and Identity
  • Analysing Popular Music
  • Digital Video Post-Production
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Media, Power and Politics
  • Situation Comedies
  • Work Related Learning for Media 2

Modules and module details are subject to change over time

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

How much you pay in tuition fees depends on which country you come from and whether you are a full-time or part-time student. Please visit the course page on university website for fee information particular to that course.

Continuing studies

Graduates can also go on to undertake postgraduate study.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this degree could help you work in a variety of roles including public relations, broadcasting, social media, television production, web content management and advertising.

Previous graduates have found employment in news organisations, advertising, digital media, education, market research, media production, public relations and publishing.

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London Metropolitan University

Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...


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