/BSc Digital Media and Communications with a Foundation Year

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Provided by: Manchester Metropolitan University

Course Area: North West

Course Type: Other undergraduate

Start date: 20200914

End date: 20210731

Subjects: Digital Education, Digital Marketing, Digital Media, Information Technology

Price: £6,000 to £10,000

Delivery Method: Face to face

Course overview

If you have the potential to study at degree level, but you don’t meet the entry requirements, a foundation year can bridge the gap – laying the groundwork for entry into Year 1.


The units you’ll study are designed to build your confidence and bring you up to speed for the rest of your chosen degree. So, as well as the Academic Skills for Higher Education unit, which helps develop your study skills for learning at the degree-level, you’ll also do three humanities units.


Once you have successfully passed your Foundation Year you will progress directly into Year 1 of your chosen honours degree. This programme leads to the award of BSc (Hons) Digital Media and Communications.

Who is this course for

The rapidly changing digital media and creative industries offer career opportunities in an extremely wide range of industry sectors including web design, media development, computing and system management, teaching, information management, IT consultancy, and as managers and administrators in a wide variety of public and private organisations.


Previous graduates have been employed by new media companies across the North West and nationally.

What will I learn

In your foundation year, you will study:


All Humanities Foundation Year students study the Academic Practice for the Humanities and Social Sciences unit, which will help you to develop the academic and study skills required for degree-level work, and the Understanding the Contemporary World unit (with or without Uniwide Language option). You will also study Sociology and Criminology Today and Digital Technologies.


International students are placed on the Foundation Year International Route which offers additional English language study skills and tutor support through the English and Academic Practice unit. This will replace Understanding the Contemporary World unit.


Teaching is delivered via a range of methods including lectures, seminars, tutorials and, where appropriate, practical workshops, PC lab sessions, and online learning. Teaching methods depend on your chosen linked honours degree and you should expect to spend some time each week in independent study.


Successful completion of the Foundation Year guarantees automatic progression onto Year 1 of the degree you have chosen to study.

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