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Main entry requirements
Including 3 Higher Level subjects
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers58%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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By bringing together media practice and communications theory, this degree covers a broad spectrum of critical perspectives on the media, and introduces a range of contemporary media practices. You will study in one of the UK's and the world's top media and communications departments. You'll be taught by leading names in media, communications and cultural studies. We concentrate on high quality lectures and small group work, and all our teaching takes place on one purpose-built site. On practice modules you'll be taught by industry professionals engaged in TV, film, journalism, radio, photography, scriptwriting, short fiction, illustration, interactive media and animation. You'll have access to industry-standard practice facilities, including TV/film, radio and photography studios, digital video and audio editing suites, and animation software and hardware. Our close links to the media industry bring you into regular contact with media professionals. You will have the opportunity to apply for an internship in the media as part of the course. We regularly host debates and talks by international figures in media and cultural research and the media industry; recent guests have included Danny Boyle, Gurinder Chadha and Noel Clark. You'll be taught alongside students from all over the world and with diverse cultural experiences that enrich the department and the learning experience. You'll develop skills that you can use throughout your career whether in the media industries or elsewhere. Our recent graduates are now working as television producers, news readers, editors, journalists etc... Others have gone into a whole range of careers such as research, teaching and law.
Media practice: Induction course introduces production options: television; radio; journalism; video graphics and animation; illustration; photography; scriptwriting with prose writing. 2 options are selected at end of 1st term and followed in 2nd term of 1st year and 1st term of 2nd year; in 2nd term of 2nd year, an advanced course is taken; in the 3rd year, production work is completed in the same medium. Communications theory: Combines theoretical perspectives from anthropology, cultural studies, economics, history, psychology and sociology; courses include: communications and signification; media history and politics; culture and cultural studies; representation and textual analysis; society, culture and communication. Year 2: courses include: culture and communication; psychology of communications; contemporary issues in the cultural industries. Year 3: 4 courses are chosen from a range, 1 of which can be a dissertation; options include: music as communication; media, nation, ethnicity; contemporary cultural practices; political economy of the media.
At Goldsmiths we offer undergraduate opportunities in subjects covering the arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management. Goldsmiths is located in New Cross, south-east London. Vibrant, urban and with great transport connections to Central London, it's an ideal base for experiencing and enjoying the capital.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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