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

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

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.

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.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 16 graduates of Journalism, Film and Television Studies (including foundation year) 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 (including foundation year), BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Modules

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.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

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
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 (including foundation year), BA (Hons).

Costs

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

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
EU £15576 year 1
International £15576 year 1
Channel Islands £15576 year 1
Ireland £15576 year 1

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:

  • Foundation

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?

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  • 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
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  • Summer graduation 2019 - How does it feel to graduate?
  • Why I love London Met

Where is this programme taught

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