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Course Details

Media Studies BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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Course Summary

nvestigate all aspects of media, from broadcast media to cyberspace, by studying our full-time Media Studies degree in Cambridge, ARU. Choose to study abroad for one semester, and get support to find work placements. Combine media practice with critical thinking to become an all-round professional, ready for a career in today’s fast-moving media industry.

Entry Requirement

96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).
3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
You may also be accepted to this course with an IELTS 5.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University, but will then be required to undertake additional compulsory free English language modules in your first year.

We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.


Year one
  • Media, Culture and Society
  • Introduction to Radio and Audio Production
  • Introduction to Video 1
  • Theorising Popular Culture
  • Media and Technology
  • Researching Media
  • ntroduction to Television Studies
  • optional modules
  • Introduction to Desktop Publishing
Year Two
  • Television Genre
  • Digital Media Theory
  • Teenage Kicks: Youth Culture and Media
  • Online Journalism
  • Digital Media Practice and Creative Computing
  • optional modules
  • Web Development and Design
  • Radio Production
  • Documentary Film Theory
  • Language and Image
  • News and Feature Writing
  • Animation
  • Non-Fiction Filmmaking
  • Language and Gender
Year Three
  • Major Project
  • Law, Culture and Technology
  • Contemporary Television
  • optional modules
  • Sound and Vision: Music and Media
  • Independent Film Practice 1
  • Digital Publishing
  • Philosophies of Language and the Body
  • Working in English and Media
  • Critical Approaches to Video Games
  • Independent Radio Practice
  • Independent Film Practice 2
  • Avant-garde Film and Experimental Video




Sept, Jan


4 Years

Study Mode

Full Time

Tution Fees

UK/EU tution fees starting from: £9250

International tution fees starting from: £13500

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