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Course summary

This degree programme combines subjects across film, media and journalism, including audio and visual production, print journalism; digital media; film theory, and cultural studies. You will develop skills and techniques to produce media material as well as essential key skills for many of the creative industries. This course will equip you with a solid grounding in the theoretical, technical and practical skills required to make you a sought-after professional in these fields. Modules are assessed by coursework, presentations and essays and also offer the opportunity to submit practical work. Our Creative Studies degree will equip you with the skills you need to forge a career in media, film and journalism. This exciting degree course is aimed at students who want to make a profession of their passion by attaining a theoretical grounding and historical understanding of how the news, film and media industry work, as well as being equipped with a broad range of production skills within different areas of the media, including documentary filmmaking, screenwriting, documentary filmmaking and journalism practice. As well as keeping you up-to-date with the fast-changing world of multimedia practice, it will introduce you to a broad range of theoretical perspectives that will enrich your research. The aim will be to give you the confidence and self-reliance to excel and adapt to an exciting field which is always on the move. Journalism and Media staff in the School are leading experts in their fields with a range of research interests including digital journalism, broadcast journalism, politics, advertising, media regulation, privacy, communication, risk communication, professional writing, comics, visual culture, gaming, virtual worlds, global media, social networks, documentary, and media representation. Many members of staff in the School are practising professionals and consultants. Nestled in a breath-taking location between the Snowdonia Mountains and the sea, Bangor is also the perfect place to get out and about and find news stories or create your own media productions. The Media department is situated at the heart of the University campus, offering a close-knit and friendly community alongside the bustle of cafes, shops and city life. Bangor is also the site for a range of Creative Industries conferences, video conferences and events. It is a regular site for visiting creative writers, film-makers, journalists, designers, dramatists, new media makers and more. ‘Placement Year’ and 'International Experience Year’ options are available for this course. You will have the opportunity to fully consider these options when you have started your course at Bangor and can make an application for a transfer onto such a pathway at the appropriate time. You can find more information about these options on our website and if you have any questions, please get in touch. If you don’t have the required qualifications for this degree-level course or are looking to re-enter education after time away from study, then a Foundation Year Programme might be the right choice for you. Please see English Language and English Literature (with Foundation Year) QQCF or Media Studies and Production (with Foundation Year).


For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We are happy to accept combinations of the qualifications listed above, as well as alternative Level 3 qualifications such as City & Guilds, Access and Cambridge Technical Diplomas.* We also welcome applications from mature learners. If you don't think you'll meet the entry requirements specified, you may be able to gain entry to this course via a Foundation Year route. Please see: Media Studies and Production with Foundation Year (P31F) or English Language and English Literature with Foundation Year (QQCF). *For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to

English language requirements

For the most up-to-date information on acceptable English Language proficiency qualifications, please visit our webpage below.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

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Tuition fees and scholarship information for International applicants can be found here:
Creative Studies at Bangor University - UCAS