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Course summary

Foundation Year Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year. This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele. International Students For International Students, Foundation Years are delivered through our dedicated on-campus provider, Keele University International College. To find out more, visit Media Are you interested in how the media has evolved? Would you like to understand the role of the media in society? Media at Keele combines the theoretical and practical elements involved in the analysis and production of contemporary media. You will explore a range of media forms and outlets and develop key attributes to showcase your skills and individuality, helping to prepare you for a career in a range of creative industries. Why choose this course?

  • On demand access to the Media Building – gain practical skills using film, sound and image production facilities
  • Work Placement opportunities to enhance your career prospects
  • Discover diverse cultures through an International Year at a partner university across the globe
On this creative course you will study the theoretical aspects of media, critically evaluate content and ideas, as well as develop practical skills through activities such as film making and editing. You will explore media in the context of business, politics and history and will review and analyse a range of media forms such as social media and the news. You may delve into the developments of media over time and apply your learning to consider influential factors such as culture and technology. This will inform your theoretical learning, before analysing key themes and concepts to later apply to your practical work. You will be equipped with a wide range of skills that will enable you to produce high quality media content, as well as develop effective written and verbal communication, research competency and creative presentation methods. You will also work with others to develop and collaborate on projects, learning how to build good working relationships, that will benefit you when entering employment. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Fees and funding

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Please note, our fees for 2023 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2022 entry fees are available on our website:
Media with Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS