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Course summary

This course offers an inspiring introduction to the production, theoretical and professional aspects of media. It gives you a solid and respected platform from which you can progress to further study or present yourself as a competent and credible candidate for employment in the media and communication industries. We strongly believe in the practical application of theory to real-life situations. We are fortunate to have very strong links with employers in the media industry, who see great value in our approach. Modules you study include Broadcast Production, Research Methods and Academic Skills, History and Structure of the Media, Media texts and Cultural Contexts, and Professional Studies, in which Birmingham Metropolitan College will support you in securing a two-week placement in a media production business. Your studies cover key aspects of audio, the moving image, journalism, and television studio practice. You explore broadcast journalism, photography and photojournalism, radio features and documentary television production, as well as television drama and film studies. You focus on future employment in a Career Development workshop. You also gain the crucial research and academic techniques to enable you to effectively source, collate and analyse information. This HND qualification can give you direct entry to the second or third year of our BA (Hons) Media and Communication or BA (Hons) Media Production courses. You would need to successfully complete the HND award and achieve a merit profile across the two years of HND programme for third year entry. Students who achieve a Pass profile would be considered for second year entry. Close working between the College and the University ensures that students on the HND will cover much of the same content as first-year students at University.

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

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6overall with no less than 5.5 in any level Please note that you must have a Secured English Language Test (SELT) to study on the HND. Other SELTs are Pearson Test of English (PTE) or LanguageCert

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5835 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5835 Year 1
Scotland £5835 Year 1
Wales £5835 Year 1

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Media and Communication at Birmingham City University - UCAS