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Access to HE: Media Studies at South Thames College

Course description

This course combines theoretical and practical approaches to the study of modern media technologies. It will also prepare you for university by teaching you study and IT skills. You'll learn how to write features and news articles, make digital films, study and evaluate how media messages are constructed and the different ways that they shape both the world and how we make sense of it. If you've ever wanted to explore 'what is media?' then this course is ideal for you. Academic and tutorial support is given throughout the course, and you'll get help and advice with your university applications through the UCAS system.

Course content

You'll be expected to study extra hours outside of the class in order to manage strict work deadlines and to cope with the workload on this intensive course.

Entry requirements

You'll need to show knowledge of the subject and a commitment to research and study at this level. Many universities ask for GCSE English and maths A*-C for entry onto their courses so ideally you'll have these already. If you don't already have A*-C in GCSE English and maths, you can take an English and/or maths assessment with us and still get onto our Access course depending on your results. You should always check the entry requirements for the courses and universities you are interested in progressing onto.


Assessments take place throughout the course with essays, assignments, presentations, tests and exams. To gain the Access Diploma you'll need to achieve 60 credits with a minimum of 45 at Level 3.

Future opportunities

Choose your university course and remember that South Thames runs university-level courses too so there could be something here that fits your career plans.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Thames College directly.

Last updated date: 03 December 2015
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