Richmond, The American International University in London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Communications: Media Studies with Foundation

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Course summary

There are many reasons why taking this programme with a Foundation option could be the ideal choice; you may not have the exact subjects or grades at A level to meet the entry requirements, you may have tried other options such as apprenticeship and want to change direction or have been living abroad. Whatever your starting point, studying this programme with a Foundation option offers you a great opportunity to gain both a UK and US degree and start the adventure of a lifetime, studying with us in the world’s top student city. This is what our Foundation option can offer you:

  • Start this programme with lower entry qualifications, see our website for further details
  • A four year, full-time degree programme with an extra summer semester in Year 1, so you can study at your own pace
  • Timetabled English and study skills classes to enhance your knowledge and skills
  • Great student support including a Personal Academic Advisor, with help on housing, health and wellbeing, financial guidance and careers advice from our award-winning Student Affairs team
True or false? How much is fake news influencing our lives already? Who can we trust as conspiracy theories collide on social media with false claims about both COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter protests? What will be happening in media in 10 years’ time? Whatever the platform, media is at the centre of our daily experience and the ways in which we communicate with each other. This programme will introduce you to a range of theories and research exploring the role of the media in society. You will also learn practical skills to equip you for an exciting career in media, including radio and video production, digital and social media, journalism, public relations, branding, marketing and more, learning from experienced industry professionals and leading academics. Whether you would like work in social media, an independent film streaming service or an international media agency, this degree will provide you with the communication, research, writing and critical thinking skills which are valuable to employers in any industry. During the first two years of the degree all Richmond Communications students take the same core courses. An inter-disciplinary approach will provide a breadth of communication topics, such as research & writing, creative expression and scientific reasoning as well as studying the principles and context of communications and media. You’ll be studying in small class sizes with students from all over the world, guaranteeing interesting and lively debate. Guest lecturers will be invited to speak to Communications students, providing their insight and experience on the communications world. In the third and fourth years of this programme you’ll be specialising in Media Studies in all its diversity, with a choice of electives from American Television Drama to Photojournalism, Modern Popular Music to Gender in Film. Then this is your chance to put your ideas to the test when you will have the opportunity to pursue an internship with a media company or global organisation in London or internationally. An internship can been life-changing, providing you with the experience to get the first rung on the career ladder. Through our partnership with them, you’ll have membership of The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) – Europe’s largest and most influential PR and communications membership body, which organises training, conferences and events for communications professionals. This programme combines both theory and practice, providing an excellent preparation for a career in the media and, being based in London, is home to many world-leading media organisations. Like all Richmond graduates, you’ll also be able to qualify with two degrees – one for the UK and one for the US. For top reasons to study this programme, please visit: https://www.richmond.ac.uk/undergraduate-programmes/ba-degree-in-communications-media-studies/

Course details

Modules

The interdisciplinary Liberal Arts approach offers not just breadth but also depth of study and encourages students to make sounds judgments and think independently. A Liberal Arts education is one which encourages you to explore a wide range of subjects and programmes. It reaches across disciplines, building connections between different academic areas such as literature, science, mathematics, writing, business and psychology. Upon entry to Richmond University all students study the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum before specialising in their chosen field.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
RF07
Institution code:
R20
Campus name:
Chiswick Park Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSEs: Five at grade C or above / grade 4-9 (or equivalent)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14750 Year 1
International £14750 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Communications: Media Studies with Foundation at Richmond, The American International University in London - UCAS