Journalism, Film and Television Studies (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)

Our Journalism, Film and Television Studies (including foundation year) BA (Hons) is ideal if you’re interested in studying how to become a journalist, as well as make and write about film and television, but don’t meet the necessary requirements to enter the standard degree.

Course details

This degree combines the fields of journalism, television and film to provide you with comprehensive knowledge of media practices and theory. The programme will open many doors in both industries and improve your chances of gaining employment in the specialist area of film and television journalism.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

The foundation year will equip you with study skills to review media, write essays and media copy, conduct research and critically analyse sources. You’ll also learn about fundamental practices in communications, film, television and broadcast media.
You’ll share the foundation year with students from other specialisms on a foundation year degree. This will be the perfect opportunity to learn about other disciplines and meet students outside of your course.

Throughout your degree we will support you to succeed academically and make sure you settle into university life. You’ll benefit from one-to-one sessions with your tutor, where you’ll be able to discuss your work and progress. There will also be opportunities to polish other skills, such as essay writing or critical analysis, via workshops offered by the University.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)

English Language at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent, eg Functional Skills at Level 2) – if you meet UCAS points criteria but obtained a grade D/3 in English at GCSE you may be offered a University test in this area

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Introduction : Film, TV and Broadcast Media (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction: Digital Media (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction: Journalism and Writing for the Media (core, 15 credits)
  • Introduction: Media and Communications (core, 30 credits)
  • Journalism and Professional Writing (core, 15 credits)
  • Approaches to Film and Television (core, 30 credits)
  • Journalism: History and Ideas (core, 30 credits)
  • Moving Image and Sound Practice (core, 30 credits)
  • Practical Journalism (core, 30 credits)
  • Film and Television Practice (core, 30 credits)
  • Media Law and Ethics; Public Administration (core, 30 credits)
  • Advanced Reporting (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Journalism Work Placement (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Newsroom Production (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Work Based Learning for Media (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • British and European Cinema (option, 15 credits)
  • Contemporary Television Studies (option, 15 credits)
  • Documentary Photography (option, 15 credits)
  • Film and TV Industry Roles (option, 15 credits)
  • Scripting Performance for Screen (option, 15 credits)
  • Stardom and Performance (option, 15 credits)
  • Journalism Project (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Project (Film and Television Studies) (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Arts Journalism (option, 15 credits)
  • Broadcast Journalism (option, 30 credits)
  • Campaigning Journalism (option, 15 credits)
  • Documentary Filmmaking (option, 15 credits)
  • Film Reception and Interpretation (option, 15 credits)
  • Film and TV Industry Careers (option, 15 credits)
  • Screening America in Hollywood Film (option, 30 credits)
  • The French New Wave (option, 15 credits)