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Media and Journalism, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
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The academic study of Media and Journalism at Hertfordshire International College involves the development of key journalistic skills including the ability to write a news story, conduct an interview and put together a feature article. Students also conduct an analysis of the differences between types of newspaper and the news values they display, examine major ethical and legal issues pertaining to the practice of journalism in the UK.

Join our lively, creative community, study a range of fascinating subjects and learn from some of the most exceptional research-active academics in their field. It’s all about discovering new ideas, deepening your knowledge and developing a truly exciting future.

Employment & career options

Potential careers in advertising, desktop publishing, film production, journalism, public relations, television production and web design, with previous graduates having been employed by Christian Dior, Jaeger and Which Magazine.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Stage 1: September, January and May
    • Stage 2: September
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Duration description
      • Stage 1: One or Two semesters
      • Stage 2: Two semesters
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC)
  • Principles of ICT
  • Globalization
  • Business Management
  • Business Studies
  • Introduction to Mass Communications
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Economics

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • 5 GCSE passes at grade C or 4 (1 semester)
    • 5 GCSE passes at grade D or 3 (2 semesters)
    • 28 new 2017 UCAS points (2 semesters)
    • International Baccalaureate MYP 5 scores grade 5 (1 semester)
    • International Baccalaureate MYP 5 scores grade 4 (2 semesters)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13100 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13100 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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  • May intake One semester: £8,750*
  • May intake Two semesters: £12,500*
  • One semester: £9,000
  • Two semesters: £13,100
EU: £9,250


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