Media and Communications Extended Degree - BSc (Hons)
Why study this course?
In vibrant London, a hub for media creatives not only in the UK but also the world, this extended degree course offers exciting opportunities to build your skills and knowledge in media and communications, preparing you for higher education and an eventual career in the media and creative industries. The extended degree course is taught in partnership with City and Islington College.
The foundation year (Level 3), is taught at City and Islington College (three modules) and London Metropolitan University's Holloway campus (one module). Successful completion of the foundation year leads to entry to a wide range of BSc (Hons) programmes including courses such as Digital Media BA (Hons), Media and Communications BA (Hons), Film and Television Studies BA (Hons) and Journalism BA (Hons) currently offered by London Metropolitan University. After Year 0, teaching for this course moves to the University's Holloway campus. These courses are all professionally informed and/or accredited.
In the foundation year, you'll be supported by experienced lecturers and mentors in the media and communications, film, TV and broadcast media, digital media and journalism subject areas.
Taught by respected academics and media professionals, the four-year extended degree offers the chance to learn how to construct basic websites, documentaries, news stories and academic essays.
You'll take part in stimulating debates, interview exciting people and develop your own media style. The course progresses from entry to degree-level higher education and then graduation at honours level. It will provide all of the skills, expertise and work experience necessary to enter into the media and creative industries workplace as an employable and professionally developing graduate.
You'll have access to advanced teaching and laboratory facilities. This is a four-year honours degree course with full funding available for four years to eligible students.
You will be assessed through portfolios, presentations, essays, term-definitions, digital artefact (blogs, web designs etc), digital games, individual and group projects and dissertations.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
- at least one A Level (or a minimum of 40 UCAS points from an equivalent level 3 qualification eg
- BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
- English Language GCSE at grade C (Grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English Language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 Student Visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about our English Language qualifications please see our English language requirements.
Level 3 modules include:
- Introduction to Media and Communications
- Introduction to Film, TV and Broadcast Media
- Introduction to Digital Media Skills
- Introduction to Journalism and Writing for Media
Level 5 modules include:
- Television Studies
- Work Related Learning for The Media
- Crime and The Media
- Documentary Photography
- Photography Journalism
Level 6 modules include:
- Media, Culture and Identity
- Digital Video Post-Production
- Documentary Film Making
- Globalisation and the Media.
Modules at level 4, 5 and 6 may vary depending on the degree course selected.
After completion of the foundation year you will be able to progress on to one of the following courses - please see these course pages for examples of the kinds of career you could go on to:
Extended degrees provide applicants with an alternative route into higher education. If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing an extended degree. Extended degrees include a Year 0, which is also known as a foundation year. Once you successfully complete your first year of study you will progress into Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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How to apply
If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.
UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.
Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.
When to apply
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.