Media and Communication (with Foundation Year)

Course Introduction

This extended course is perfect if you want a degree in Media and Communications, but don’t meet the standard entry requirements.

First we prepare you for your degree during the Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree.

The BA course looks at the media’s increasing reach and influence, providing you with the knowledge and skills to make sense of this dramatically and swiftly changing sector. Thanks to our close industry links, you’ll have the chance to undertake valuable work-based learning while on placement.

We're proud that, based on recent research carried out by The Times, we're in the top seven courses in the country for media and communication. We like to think we're getting even better.

As one of our students, Shaheen Abdouramane, says, “The course is extremely broad and is adaptable to suit the path you wish to take, whether it's media production, cultural studies, gender, race, journalism, advertising or a mixture of all of them.

“The great thing is that the lecturers are enthusiastic about what they teach and the support is there if you need it.”

Course Modules

Foundation Year: Academic Development (core) Independent Project (core) Media, Culture & Society (core), Year 1: Communication and Media Practice (core) Media Production 1 (core) Media and Cultural Theory (core) Media: Past and Present (core), Year 2: Media Industries and Work (core) Media Production 2 (core) Culture, Communication and the Media (core) Researching Audiences, Texts and Media Industries (core), Year 3: Media and Communication Dissertation OR Media Production 3: Media Production Dissertation Project (core) Communication and Media Transformations (core) Mobile Media, Promotion and Exhibition (option) Public Relations, Promotion and Media (option) Youth Cultures (option) Promotional Culture and the Consumer (option) European and World Cinema (option).

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,100 Overseas Fees