Media Studies

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for entry on to the degree. You’ll study the following modules.

  • English Language for Academic Purposes 1
  • Academic Study Skills
  • Communication in a Globalised Context
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 2
  • Introduction to Study in the Humanities
  • Research Project in the Humanities 

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £9,000

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

UK & EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 2,000 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Foundation 20% 0% 80%
Y1 22% 0% 78%
Y2 25% 0% 75%
Final 17% 0% 83%
Foundation 0% 0% 100%
Y1 0% 0% 100%
Y2 0% 0% 100%
Final 0% 0% 100%

About the course

Our Media Studies programme is one of very few in the country to incorporate digital and computer game design alongside film and television. This exciting course will give you the opportunity to master creative production skills as well as critically explore the economic, cultural and historical relationship between media and society. The three-year degree is based in the School of Arts, which has an established reputation for leading the field in teaching and research. Our staff have expertise both as researchers and practitioners, which brings new insights into your studies.

With Hull being the 2017 UK City of Culture, there could hardly be a better time to study media studies here. You'll be at the heart of a huge cultural festival, with lots of CV-boosting chances to get involved. You'll benefit from brand new facilities – such as Middleton Hall, where we've invested £9.5 million in creating a world-class concert venue, cinema, and theatre space. These come on top of our state-of-the-art media lab and studio facilities. The option of a foundation year is for those who don't have the qualifications for direct entry to the degree course.


BA (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

Our graduates find employment in a range of careers including journalism, publishing, TV and film production, government and charity/community media, marketing, public relations and education.

Further study is also an option for graduates with good degrees, and possible subjects include film studies, English, history, cultural studies, new media and communication studies. The practical side of the programme could lead to advanced training in disciplines like film-making or visual design.

Current media studies students gained experience working on the feature film ID2: Shadwell Army, which had a production base on our campus. Some of those students have gone on to make their own feature film, shot on location in Hull and London, with support from local businesses and other organisations.

As a graduate, you'll have continuing access to the University's Careers Service, with skills workshops, practice interviews, extensive information and advice – all tailored to helping you secure a career in your chosen field.