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Media with Languages - BA (Hons)

Why study this course?

The Media with Languages BA (Hons) is designed to give you outstanding experience and understanding of the media industries, including hands-on experience of video production, television production and photographic work, plus intensive language learning in languages of your choice. The degree with equip you with the practical knowledge and insight to forge your career in the media or media-related roles.

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The Media with Languages BA (Hons) combines London Metropolitan University’s world leading expertise in the media and media industries with career-focused study of languages.

Throughout the degree you’ll explore different forms of mass media and the relationship between production, distribution, reception and the construction of meaning in the media. You can choose to study a mixture of Arabic, Spanish and French modules as your foreign language through the integrated open language programme. These modules will give you a good grounding in your language(s) of choice, as well as the other core modules which will give you an understanding of media practices, history, audience and genre.

There are also work-related modules you can pursue in your second and third year of study, allowing you to gain contacts and work experience in the industry. Optional modules enable you to specialise in specific parts of the media or commercial industry and your final project will enable you to demonstrate your skills and expertise to employers.

The degree features hands-on practice based learning with our first-class media resources including video and television production, as well classroom based grounding in the media industries and corporate environments. You will learn how to operate a camera, budget a marketing campaign and manage a creative team.

The course also invites industry professionals to deliver specialist lectures. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend staff and student seminars where papers are delivered by a variety of specialists from media and academia.


You’ll be assessed through assessments, including coursework, reports, practice based work such as filming projects or poster presentation, and essays. There are a limited number of formal exams on the degree.

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

  • a minimum of grades BBC in A levels (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg Advanced Diploma)
  • a passion for the media and desire to forge your career in media, marketing, public relations or communications
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)

If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing the Media and Communications Extended degree.

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 English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you’re studying full-time, each year (level) is worth 120 credits.

Year 1 (Level 4) modules include:

  • Media Histories
  • Media Genres
  • Moving Image Practice
  • Arabic Stage 3 / 4 (alt core module)
  • French Stage 3 / 4 (alt core module)
  • Spanish Stage 3 / 4 (alt core module)

Year 2 (Level 5) modules include:

  • Television studies
  • Cultural and Creative Industries
  • Arabic Stage 3 / 4 (alt core module)
  • French Stage 3 / 4 (alt core module)
  • Spanish Stage 3 / 4 (alt core module)
  • Media Audiences
  • Youth, Culture and the Media
  • Crime and the Media
  • Digital Humanities
  • Documentary Photography

Year 3 (Level 6) modules include:

  • Media, Culture and Identity
  • Globalisation and the Media
  • Open Language Programme
  • Public Relations in Practice
  • Situation Comedies
  • Analysing Popular Music

Students on this degree typically enter careers in media-related roles in the corporate and third sectors, including media relations work, public relations work, marketing work and media management roles. Students often pursue further study opportunities at master’s level specialising in either media or marketing roles.

We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We're moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

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.

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