London Metropolitan University
Journalism, Film and Television Studies BA (Hons)
London Metropolitan University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Why study this course?

This course combines the theoretical and practical exploration of film and television with the teaching of journalistic skills using our up-to-date facilities. The study of film and television through a variety of approaches will support your practice-based projects in short filmmaking, documentary making and screenwriting. You'll make use of our journalism newsroom to produce journalistic investigations and reports, which may be published online on the Holloway Express. London Met's journalism Tumblr page also contains first-hand student accounts of this course.

In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

More about this course

Changes in technology are presenting significant challenges for the newspaper, film and television businesses, and the explosion of online video is creating a major shift in the relationship between consumers and producers of news. In this degree you’ll explore these issues and more and develop an understanding of the film and television industries as well as the issues and image these media present on screen.

You’ll also have the opportunity to make short films or develop screenplays using our cutting-edge digital production and editing facilities, and to produce journalism across a range of genres including critical, popular and investigative reporting. This degree prepares you for a career as a journalist with specialist knowledge of the moving image or for work in factual television or film entertainment, or writing in a non-journalistic direction.

You'll develop your journalistic skills through workshops, exciting news days and use of mobile technologies. Practice-based projects in short film-making and screenwriting are enabled by facilities that include an advanced digital editing suite. You'll also benefit from the advice of our team of professional advisers and our fantastic newsroom, opened by ex-editor of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger.

What our students say

"All the lecturers on my course have had experience in the journalism industry. They're an endless source of motivation and inspiration. The course, along with the lectures, has pushed me to gain multiple work experience placements. Furthermore, the course is a great mix of practical and theoretical." National Student Survey (NSS) 2016

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 16 graduates of Journalism, Film and Television Studies BA (Hons) at London Metropolitan University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Film Studies.

Overall student satisfaction
65 /100
16 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of Film Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20001 £19013 £22635
25-75 percentile range £17325 - £23008 £14450 - £23969 £17335 - £28646

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Journalism, Film and Television Studies, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

You'll be assessed through written coursework, practical group work, in-class exams and a final dissertation or practice/theory project, which can be taken in either film and television studies or journalism.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Typical offer BBC (112 UCAS points from three or more A levels).

A minimum of 114 UCAS tariff points to include four passes at Higher level.

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. You will need 60 credits overall with 6 credits with Distinction and 24 at Merit and level 2 passes in Communication units.QAA accredited course required.

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English.

English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent). We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

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 up to date English language requirements ple
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Journalism, Film and Television Studies, BA (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Journalism, Film and Television Studies BA (Hons)

England UK £2310
Northern Ireland £2310
Scotland £2310
Wales £2310
EU £3894
International £3894
Channel Islands £3894
Ireland £3894

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2022/23 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/undergraduate-tuition-fees/

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be extra costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. There may also be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but that 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.

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of London Metropolitan University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of London Metropolitan University in related subject specific rankings.

Journalism & Media Studies

    • #67 
    • #79 
    Communication & Media Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #10 
    • #13 
    Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]

See all university rankings of London Metropolitan University

What students say about studying Film Studies in the UK?

  • WHY YOU SHOULD STUDY FILM | University/Film School
  • Department of Film Studies
  • My entire education experience in the UK | Studying Film in London | advice from a graduate
  • MY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE (ucla film school)
  • What is Film Studies?
  • Is Film School For You? 5 Reasons You Should & Shouldn't Attend

About London Metropolitan University

Founded in 1848, London Metropolitan University is located in the urban setting of North London. LMU is just a 40-minute walk to Camden Town or a 20-minute tube ride from central London. Some of the benefits that students can expect when choosing LMU include a variety of residence halls at distinct price points, reputable career guidance services, and orientation services for recently-arrived international students. This institution has a selective admissions standard, so it’s recommended to prepare for your interview well in advance.

  • London Metropolitan University
  • Being an international student in London
  • Summer graduation 2019 - How does it feel to graduate?
  • Why I love London Met

Where is this programme taught

Holloway Site
map marker Show on map
Holloway
map marker Show on map

Similar courses

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Liverpool Hope University 86% 10% 20% £9250 £11400 105 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Reading 85% 0% 10% £9250 £19500 138 Reading On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 69% 10% 6% £9250 £19300 127 Egham On campus Full-time
Middlesex University 63% 5% 7% £9250 £14000 108 London On campus Full-time
University of Exeter 92% 0% 2% £9250 £20000 158 Exeter On campus Full-time
University of Keele 80% 0% 25% £9250 £15500 107 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
Kingston University 90% 0% 5% £9250 £9250 97 Kingston upon Thames On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 90% 0% 5% £1035 £1805 97 London On campus Part-time
West Herts College 90% 0% 5% £6165 £6165 97 Watford On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 81% 1% 4% £9250 £24700 156 Bristol On campus Full-time