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Journalism, Film and Television Studies (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)

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Why study this course?

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.

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More about this course

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.

Assessment

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.

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code L507
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Entry 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 at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent, eg Functional Skills at Level 2) – if you meet UCAS points criteria but obtained a grade D/3 in English at GCSE you may be offered a University test in this area

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.

Modular structure

Example Year 0 modules include:

  • Introduction to Media and Communications
  • Introduction to Film, TV and Broadcast Media
  • Foundations of Digital Media
  • Introduction to Journalism and Writing for Media

Example Year 1 modules include:

  • Approaches to Film and Television
  • Journalism: History and Ideas
  • Moving Image and Sound Practice
  • Practical Journalism

Example Year 2 modules include:

  • Film and Television Practice
  • Media Law and Ethics; Public Administration
  • Advanced Reporting
  • Journalism Work Placement
  • Newsroom Production
  • Work Related Learning for Media 1
  • Contemporary American Television
  • Scripting Performance for Screen
  • Social Media and Data Journalism

Example Year 3 modules include:

  • Creating Packages
  • Journalism Project
  • Project (Film and Television Studies)
  • Arts Journalism
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Campaigning Journalism
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Fashion Writing and Reporting
  • Film Reception and Interpretation
  • Science, Technology, Environment and Health Journalism 
  • The French New Wave
  • The Hollywood Musical
  • Writing for Film and Television

After the course

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.

What is a degree with a foundation year?

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.

Additional costs

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.

Discover Uni – key statistics about this course

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How to apply

Clearing 2020: If you’re a UK or EU student applying for a full-time degree starting this autumn, you’ll need to apply through Clearing. If you're an international applicant or wanting to study part-time, select the relevant entry point and click the "Apply direct" button.

Applying for 2021

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 looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.



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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