A Level Media Studies

Studying Media Studies at Bellerbys College

Media is an ever-expanding degree subject, supporting an industry with a rapidly growing job market. From Public Relations to Radio and Marketing to Social Media, there are a wealth of creative and enterprising career opportunities to explore within this expansive subject. Through studying this A Level in Media Studies, you’ll cover a broad range of different media forms across the course including traditional and new media, preparing you to succeed at university.

What will I study?

  • Media Products, Industries and Audiences (including Advertising and Marketing), Film (cross-media study, including Film Marketing), Music video, Newspapers (in-depth study), Video Games, Radio, Newspapers (in-depth study)
  • Media Forms and Products in Depth (including Television, Magazines, Online, Social and Participatory Media)
  • Cross-Media Production (including, Advertising & Marketing: Film, Advertising and Marketing: Music, Magazines, Online, Social and Participatory Media)
  • Theoretical framework: Media Language, Representation, Media Industries, Audiences

Where will this subject take me?

A Level Media Studies will prepare you for a range of careers in exciting fields such as PR, Journalism, Advertising, Publishing, Film and TV Production. Creative industries are competitive, so studying Media at this level will introduce you to the relevant theories and practices early, increasing your employability in preparation to apply for these job roles.

Often studied alongside humanities subjects — including Language and Literature, Sociology, Arts and History — Media Studies is often very complementary by providing working context to these areas of study and ensuring you can implement your knowledge in a practical way. In this regard, a qualification in Media Studies can also support careers in academic or fiction Writing, Psychology, Arts, Design or Media Research.

Beyond A Level studies, universities continue to create and deliver new media-related degrees. This means you can access almost any type of media studies job through specifically tailored undergraduate studies, most of which incorporate work placement modules to allow you the opportunity to gain industry experience ahead of graduating.

How do I find out more?

Contact us now, and our experienced members of staff will be happy to talk you through your options and find the best A Level options for you.

A Level key facts

Minimum age: 16
Course length: 3, 5, or 6 terms
Start dates: September – Brighton only
October – Brighton only
January – Brighton only
April – Brighton only
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Average class size: 8 students
Locations: Brighton
English language entry requirements: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
(IELTS 6.0 for 3-term A Level; April start and A2 Level) or equivalent

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are now able to accept a wider range of English tests
Academic entry requirements: 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above in relevant subjects, or equivalent evidence of a good secondary or high school education
Tuition fees: Visit our fees page for full details

Not all A Level subject combinations are available for all start dates and subjects offered will vary by location.

Please note that the 5-term April 2022 A-level intake has been suspended.

A Levels

Bellerbys Cambridge students in a Foundation Media class at the College

A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. Students who are with us for five or six terms will typically study up to four A Levels. This gives you a world of choice.


Bellerbys London Star Student Mark Lee

A one-year course for international students that builds specialist subject knowledge and language and study skills. It is more focussed than A Levels making it good preparation for university. It is recognised for entry onto a range of degree programmes at more than 100 universities in the UK.

International Year One

Students looking for books in the library

An International Year One course is a one-year course equal to the first year of an undergraduate degree. Taught in Brighton and London, this course prepares you for the second year of a related degree at university.