Pre-Master’s in Journalism, Media and Communications

This Pre-Master’s course in Journalism, Media and Communications prepares you for entry onto a number of exciting media-related MA degrees at the University’s School of Arts and Humanities. The Pre-Master’s is intense and challenging, and builds on your previous studies and experience. You will choose from integrated academic studies in journalism, media and communications, and gain advanced level English skills and higher level UK study skills.

Start dates

See key dates for this course.

Pre-Master’s subject outline

The Pre-Master’s in Journalism, Media and Communications is made up of the following range of modules:

  • Core academic skills modules
  • Subject modules

Students who enrol will receive excellent preparation for studying a postgraduate degree course in Media, Journalism or Communications at the University.

Academic and language support is also provided throughout the course.

Progress to Nottingham Trent University

Students at the International College enjoy small class sizes and ideal learning conditions for progressing to the University. Successful completion of your Pre-Master’s course guarantees your progression to a related postgraduate degree.

Subject modules

For a two-term course, you will usually complete ten modules. If you are taking a three-term course you will study an additional English Language module.

Core modules

Two and three-term core modules

  • Skills for Study 1, 2 and 3
  • Language for Study 2 and 3*
  • Social Science Principles
  • Research Design and Critique
  • European Media and Liberal Democracy
  • Research Project

*Three-term students will also take Language for Study 1 and additional hours for Language for Study 2 and 3.