Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Media and Journalism | Level 3

Course Type: Access to Higher Education Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: GCSE English and maths grade 4 (C) (or equivalent) Qualification: LASER Access to Higher Education Diploma: Media combined with Literature and Culture Level 3 Awarding Body: Laser UCAS Tariff: The course consists of 60 credits. All units are at Level 3. Funding: Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

Why this course?

This is a one year part time course which aims to prepare you for university-level academic study. 

This course is aimed at those who enjoy reading, discussion, literature, poetry, drama, culture, films, media studies, production and filming techniques.

There is an equal balance of time spent on each aspect of the course and connections made between them.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus.

Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

Access to HE course fees are TBC for the academic year 2020/2021.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
FE0022-1C 03 Sep 2020 Central Brighton 2 days per week (days to be confirmed) 36 weeks £3384.00 Apply

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements may vary. Please see the key information listed above.

Minimum English language requirements apply for EU/EEA students and international students: IELTS 5.5 with 5.5 in writing or equivalent.

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Course costs

You may be eligible for free tuition or financial support.

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Entry requirements

A grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English and maths is required. 

You will be invited for an interview with a department representative. 

Entry requirements

Course units

  • The pre-20th century novel
  • Narrative writing20th century drama
  • PoetryIntroduction to the study of culture
  • Culture and ideologyPost-Modernist approaches to culture
  • Literature form the counter culture
  • Print media production
  • Media: pre-production
  • Media: production-film
  • Media: post production
  • Extended independent academic study
  • A range of academic/study skill units

Course aims

You will study the impact of culture and media on society and there will be the opportunity to create your own media product and learn the practical skills involved in video production.

Increase self-confidence in your ability to learn and develop academic skills such as essay writing and research needed for higher education. 

Assessment on this course will be a mixture of:

  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Creative writing
  • Internal exams
  • Academic poster
  • Reflective log
  • Evaluative report
  • A short film

It is essential that you do some reading in preparation for your course. A starting point would be to read a range of literature pre and post 20th century and do some research into the definition of 'culture.'

  • Assessment

    A variety of assignments including

    • essays
    • reflective, evaluative and creative writing
    • exams
    • practical filmmaking

  • Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Library and computing facilities including access to University of Sussex and Brighton University libraries
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
  • A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon, both open to the public and offering exceptional value

Work experience

This course will increase your self-confidence in your ability to learn and develop academic skills such as essay writing and research needed for higher education. 

We recommend gaining practical work experience within the industry. 

Prior to starting the course it is important to research university courses to help with your university application which takes place in the first term.

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Course fees

The cost and whether or not you have to pay for your course depends on your age, circumstances and educational history. To find out which category applies to you, please visit our course fees page.
If you are not eligible for discounted fees you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.
Course fees
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    “I hope that the current intake on the Access course gains the same amount of inspiration that I received – amazing tutors, fantastic preparation for university and a brilliant experience.”

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