Access to Higher Education

English, Writing and Media

Access to Higher Education Diploma
Leaflet Code: L191


English and Media continue to be popular, traditional and extremely relevant subjects, at all levels of study. If you’d like to explore them at university level, but don’t currently have the necessary qualifications, this Access to Higher Education course in English, Writing and Media has been designed specifically to help you apply to universities and study for a degree.

During this year-long course, you’ll get a broad introduction to key areas of English and Media, including poetry and plays, novels from multiple periods of literary history, television and film, writing for magazines and cultural theory. You could be developing your academic writing skills and studying gothic fiction with Bram Stoker’s Dracula one day, before moving on to exploring themes in Tennessee Williams’ classic, A Streetcar Named Desire and then learning all about practical video production the next day.

Whether you’re studying short stories or poetry, writing fiction or exploring film genres, you’ll be developing a wide range of skills that are highly regarded by both university admissions tutors and prospective employers. From academically-reliable research to analytical reading skills, you’ll be well prepared for a university-level course in English, Writing or Media with this Access to Higher Education Diploma.

  • St John's Centre
  • Full Time
  • 1 year
  • September 2022

GCSEs at grade C/4 in English and maths or equivalent. You can study a Maths GCSE alongside this diploma, if you do not have the grades needed.

Prospective students should check the entry requirements of their preferred university to ensure the best possible opportunity for progression

You’ll be assessed continuously throughout this Access to (Professions in) English, Writing and Media Diploma. This will include academic essays, projects, presentations, seminars and exams.

Depending on your circumstances, you may need to pay tuition fees for this Access to Higher Education Diploma.

There are a number of different funding and finance options to help you afford your tuition at The Manchester College, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and special loans to cover any tuition fees.

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