Media Studies

A Level

Exam Board: A Level Media Studies – Eduqas

Course Summary

Media Studies is the perfect choice for anyone who enjoys engaging with media products across a range of platforms including music videos, advertising and online streaming services. With an emphasis on theoretical approaches, this subject will provide you with the knowledge and understanding to deconstruct the variety of messages that the media present to us on a daily basis.

Media Studies introduces you to a challenging mix of academic research, analysis and debate. The subject also contains a strong focus on the concepts of ethnic diversity, gender and other contemporary social issues.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in English


This course has a mixture of:

  • 70% Examination
  • 30% Coursework



  • TV
  • Film Marketing
  • Radio
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Advertising
  • Online Products
  • Video Games
  • Music Video
  • Media Forms, Representations, Audiences and Industries

Why choose this course?

  • State-of-the-art facilities and technology
  • Field trips
  • Visits from prestigious academic and industry experts

Where might it lead?

Due to the versatility of this subject, combining the practical with the theoretical, students go on to a range of further study and employment paths. Students go on to work and study in Journalism, Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Media Production, Media and Cultural Studies, Graphic Design, Public Relations and Events Management.


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