The Foundation programme is an ideal way for people to get into degree-level studies who may not have the usual academic qualifications, but show potential for university study.
If you don’t meet or expect to meet the conventional entry requirements for BA Communications, Media and Journalism, please contact us to discuss whether the 3-year degree with integrated foundation might be for you.
Please note that the first nine months of this programme constitute the Foundation stage. You will be expected to pass in all the Foundation modules with marks of 60% or more, in order to progress to the second year stage of your course.
Age is no barrier to learning and we welcome all applications from students with suitable academic potential, even if you didn’t leave school. The age range of our student body varies from those who have recently completed A-levels (or equivalent) to more mature students.
You should have satisfactory completion of grade 12 plus GCSE English and Maths at Grade C / Grade 4, or above, plus evidence of genuine intellectual capacity. If your first language is not English, you will also need an IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component.
You may also find it useful to visit our international pages for details of entry requirements from your home country.
The University is a UKVI Tier 4 Sponsor.
If English is not your first language, please check our undergraduate English language requirements. If your English levels don’t meet our minimum requirements, you may be interested in applying for our Pre-sessional English Language Foundation Programmes.
You may apply either through the national UCAS university admissions system or at any time directly to the University using our own online application form. Our UCAS code is B90.
Wherever possible, you will be invited to the University to meet the Admissions Tutor for an informal interview and to have a tour of our campus. If you are an international applicant, it may not be possible for you to visit in person, so if the Admissions Tutor has any queries about your application you may be contacted by skype, email or phone.
The Admissions Office for English would be happy to answer any questions you may have:
Terms and conditions for prospective students
When you are offered a place at the University you will be notified of the terms and conditions between the University and students on our courses of study. When you accept an offer of a place on the course at the University a legal contract is formed between you and the University on the basis of the terms and conditions outlined in your offer letter. Your offer letter and the terms and conditions contain important information which you should read carefully before accepting any offer. Please read the Admissions Terms and Conditions.