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What A-levels do you need to study media?

Fancy taking a degree in media? Make sure your A-level line-up successfully ticks admissions tutors' boxes and helps to prepare you for university-level studies…

Media studies is a popular degree that is normally open to you with any A-levels. However, some smart A-level choices will help to better prepare you for media at degree level.

Essential A-levels (or equivalent)

  • A few courses ask for English or media studies.

 

Useful A-levels (or equivalent)

  • English.
  • Media studies.
  • Sociology.
  • Psychology.

Other typical A-levels taken by current media students

  • Film studies.
  • Maths.
  • Art and design.
Take a look at individual media courses on Which? University to find out the most popular subjects media students took before starting their degree.

Do note that many degrees will be open to you whichever A-levels you choose.  Some courses will be happy with a subject just at AS-level while some courses may want the full A-level, so this is something to check before you finalise your A-level choices in Year 12.

Similar subject areas...

These similar subjects may have different A-level requirements to media studies, so if you want to keep your degree options open, be sure to check the entry requirements of specific courses before you finalise your choices.
 

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