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English, Writing and Media Access to HE Diploma


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  • Qualification

    Access to Higher Education

  • Location

    St John's Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


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.

Continuing Your Journey

When you have completed this Access to Higher Education Diploma, you’ll have a recognised qualification that’s exactly what you need to apply to university and study a bachelor’s degree of your choice. You’ll have a huge range of options, from Creative Writing and English, to Film and Media Studies, Drama and English Literature to Media Production.

Everything you learn at university will give you the essential transferable skills you’ll need for almost any job in the future. You’ll find career opportunities in every sector, and could secure a role in communication, marketing, journalism, teaching, publishing or management and training!

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University information


  • Campus address

    Manchester College (The), Ashton Old Road, Manchester, MANCHESTER, MANCHESTER, M11 2WH, England

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