Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Media Studies


  • Would you like to be able to understand the mass media?
  • Ready to put your writing, presentation and creative skills to the test?
  • Want to work in the media?

Take the opportuntiy to build a career with the Warnborough BA in Media Studies. Develop your media-based skills and open yourself to a host of opportunities!

This program is ideal for students who wish to develop interdisciplinary mass media skills. There is a wide selection of modules available covering areas as diverse as journalism, photography, marketing and psychology. The program allows you to study media creation, content, dissemination and reception.

The course is ideal for those who would like to work in the media, including roles such as:

  • media research
  • publishing and communications, and journalism
  • digital media, film or broadcasting
  • public relations and advertising

However, a media graduate can easily go into many other non-media professions where critical, analytical and presentational skills are important. You will gain transferable life skills that employers will pounce upon.

240 ECTS credits

A short introductory, online module on Academic Writing must be completed at the very start of the degree. This module should take only a few hours to complete and is not examinable.

The student will be given access codes within a day of processing their enrolment, in order to immediately commence these initial studies.

Year 1 (80 ECTS credits)

Core (Compulsory) Modules
BWR102 Freelance Writing (8 ECTS credits)
BPH101 Photographic Practice I (8 ECTS credits)
BWR106 Publishing I (8 ECTS credits)
BWR106 Editing I (8 ECTS credits)
BBS101 Business Studies I (8 ECTS credits)
Workplace (Compulsory) Projects:
BGN104 Industry Meetings (8 ECTS credits)
BGN102 Research Project I (8 ECTS credits)

Optional (Elective) Modules:
Select three (3) modules from the list below.
BWR103 Creative Writing I (8 ECTS credits)
BWR105 Fiction Writing (8 ECTS credits)
BWR104 Children’s Writing (8 ECTS credits)
VIT101 HTML (8 ECTS credits)
BPH102 Photographing People (8 ECTS credits)
BPS101 Introduction to Psychology (4credit points)
BBS102 Marketing I (8 ECTS credits)

Year 2 (80 ECTS credits)

Core (Compulsory) Modules
BWR203 Journalism Practice (8 ECTS credits)
BPH201 Photographic Technology I (8 ECTS credits)
BPH202 Digital Photography (8 ECTS credits)
BWR202 Publishing II (8 ECTS credits)
BBS201 Project Management (8 ECTS credits)
Plus one of the following:
BRE101 Health & Fitness I (8 ECTS credits)
BHT101 Horticulture I (8 ECTS credits)
BRE102 Human Nutrition I (8 ECTS credits)
BTR103 Tourism I (8 ECTS credits)
BEN201 Conservation and Environmental Management I (8 ECTS credits)
Workplace (Compulsory) Projects:
BGN201 Research Project II (8 ECTS credits)
BGN103 Workshop I (8 ECTS credits)

Optional (Elective) Modules
Select two (2) of the following:
BPH204 Photographic Lighting (8 ECTS credits)
BPH203 Landscape Photography (8 ECTS credits)
BIT103 E Commerce (8 ECTS credits)
BPS105 Educational Psychology (8 ECTS credits)
BPS107 Marketing Psychology (8 ECTS credits)
BBS202 Advertising & Promotions(8 ECTS credits)
BGN107 Course Writing (8 ECTS credits)
VIT202 Photoshop (8 ECTS credits)

Year 3 (80 ECTS credits)

Core (Compulsory) Modules
BSC303 Statistics (8 ECTS credits)
BBS301 Professional Practice for Consultants (8 ECTS credits)
BWR302 Editing II (8 ECTS credits)
Workplace (Compulsory) Projects:
BWR304 Publishing Project (8 credit points) (This involves preparing a publication for printing or publication)
BGN202 Research Project III (8 ECTS credits)
BGN203 Workshop 2 (8 ECTS credits)

Optional (Elective) Modules:
Select an additional five (5) modules from the following options.
(Note: Upon approval, electives from other years may be accepted here)
BWR303 Publishing III (8 ECTS credits)
BWR301 Technical Writing (8 ECTS credits)
BBS104 Financial Management (8 ECTS credits)
BBS302 Business Planning (8 ECTS credits)
BBS303 Marketing Systems (8 ECTS credits)
BIT101 Visual Basic.Net (8 ECTS credits)
BIT102 Flash (8 ECTS credits)
BIT200 ASP.Net (8 ECTS credits)
BIT202 Javascript (8 ECTS credits)
BIT204 Internet Marketing (8 ECTS credits)
BWR109 Poetry (8 ECTS credits)
BWR305 Editing Practice (8 ECTS credits)
BPH204 Photographic Lighting (8 ECTS credits)
BPH206 Wedding Photography (8 ECTS credits)
BWR100 Dramatic Writing (8 ECTS credits)

Thirty (30) modules must be completed successfully for the degree to be awarded. Each module of 100 hours duration provides 8 ECTS credits toward the degree (a total of 120 credit points must be attained for the degree to be awarded).

Upon enrolment, studies may commence within a few days. You will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system. You are required to do an orientation course in academic writing. All studies may be undertaken in the country where you live.

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.

Check the Frequently Asked Questions page, or feel free to contact The Warnborough Team!