Our Journalism, Film and Television Studies (including foundation year) BA (Hons) is ideal if you’re interested in studying how to become a journalist, as well as make and write about film and television, but don’t meet the necessary requirements to enter the standard degree.
This four-year course has a built-in foundation year, designed to equip you with fundamental skills to allow you to study at undergraduate level.
This degree combines the fields of journalism, television and film to provide you with comprehensive knowledge of media practices and theory. The programme will open many doors in both industries and improve your chances of gaining employment in the specialist area of film and television journalism.
The foundation year will equip you with study skills to review media, write essays and media copy, conduct research and critically analyse sources. You’ll also learn about fundamental practices in communications, film, television and broadcast media.
You’ll share the foundation year with students from other specialisms on a foundation year degree. This will be the perfect opportunity to learn about other disciplines and meet students outside of your course.
Throughout your degree we will support you to succeed academically and make sure you settle into university life. You’ll benefit from one-to-one sessions with your tutor, where you’ll be able to discuss your work and progress. There will also be opportunities to polish other skills, such as essay writing or critical analysis, via workshops offered by the University.
After the foundation year you’ll join students enrolled on our Journalism, Film and Television Studies BA (Hons). You’ll study the same modules as these students and upon graduation you’ll receive the same award.
If you decide that you’d like to specialise in a different discipline after the foundation year, there will be some flexibility to allow you to do this.
Your academic ability and knowledge will be assessed via written coursework, practical group work and in-class exams. You’ll also have the choice of submitting a final year dissertation or project, based on your strengths and topics you’d like to explore.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
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This course is perfect preparation if you want to become a journalist or critic in the film or TV industries.
The programme will also develop your transferable skills, especially for use in journalism or media fields. Our previous graduates have found work in public relations, marketing, digital journalism, film and media journalism, media consultancy, as well as film and television production.
The degree will also open up opportunities for further study at postgraduate level.
This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you don't meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.
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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The University’s annual film and media student screenings makes a successful leap online.
23-25 June 2020
Online festival will showcase outstanding film and media work from students of the school of Computing and Digital Media.
This is not Black people's fight alone, writes Adebukola Fadipe (Journalism, Film and Television Studies BA). It's a fight for all of us.
Fast-growing 'Global local' radio station provides exciting opportunity for students.
Film and Television Studies lecturer was invited by the British Film Institute to speak at its largest-ever celebration of the film musicals.
Students, staff and external guests attended three of the School’s biggest annual events - SEND 2019, the School Summer Show 2019, and Final Cuts.
Karen McNally comments on why remakes are hugely popular after Disney announced the remake of Aladdin.
Journalism BA students came together at their end of year awards ceremony to celebrate the best student magazines as part of their Creating Packages module.
Wendy Sloane, Journalism BA senior lecturer, comments on the axing of the Jeremy Kyle Show and the impact this has on young people and the media.
The School of Computing and Digital Media's Summer Show will be held on 6 - 7 June in the world famous Graduate Centre. Events to celebrate the School will take place from 6 - 14 June.
Written by Rhanie Al-Alas
Journalists and a Haringey Councillor come together to discuss what will happen after Brexit.
A topical and timely debate held at London Met will explore what Brexit means for young people, two weeks before the UK will withdraw from the European Union.
Associate Lecturer, Sara Hannant, will have her work featured in an exhibition in Cardiff.
Sara Hannant, Associate Lecturer in Photojournalism at London Met, has been shortlisted for the 2019 British Photography Award.