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.
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.
This course is offered only through one of London Metropolitan University's collaborative partners, City and Islington College. Teaching will take place at the College, but you will enrol at London Metropolitan University and you'll receive your award certificate from the University when you graduate.
You will have a London Met student card that will grant you access to our libraries, and you'll be eligible for student membership of our sport and fitness facilities. You'll have the best of both worlds, as you'll also be able to take advantage of the City and Islington College library and IT facilities, including free on-site Wi-Fi and a virtual learning environment, so you can access course materials and assignments online even when you’re not at College.
At City and Islington College you'll benefit from small class sizes and regular one-to-ones and group tutorial sessions. City and Islington College advisers can also provide support with any out-of-College matters, including accommodation and financial concerns, as well as careers guidance.
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How to apply
Applying for September 2017UK/EU students wishing to begin this course studying full-time in September 2017 should apply by calling the Clearing hotline on .
Applicants from outside the EU should refer to our guidance for international students during Clearing.
Part-time applicants should apply direct to the University online.
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.
All applicants applying to begin a course starting in January must apply direct to the University.
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.