Journalism, media or cultural studies

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The 'Our Media, Our World' pathway is a flexible and affordable route onto a degree in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.

Our Media, Our World pathway

The Our Media, Our World pathway is designed for adult learners and those who have been away from formal education for a long time. Modules are taught in the evenings and weekends and tackle subject areas concerning journalism, cultural studies the media around us.

You do not need any qualifications in order to enrol on this pathway.

How it works

The Our Media, Our World pathway is made up of 60 credits in total. You will study six modules of 10 credits each including a core module, exploring the media. You will then study, either,  five of the optional 10 credit modules from the pathway or four 10 credit modules from the pathway and one 10 credit module from the wider Choices programme.

In order to study a module from the Choices programme you will need permission from the Co-ordinating Lecturer.

Pathway modules

Core module

Optional modules

These usually change every academic year. 2017/18 optional modules include:


Under normal circumstances, students finish the Our Media, Our World pathway within one year. You can also take up to three years to complete the pathway if you need to.


The Our Media, Our World pathway to a degree offers an affordable route into Higher Education. You only have to sign up and pay for one module at a time and you have the option of splitting the cost into two instalments.

Financial help is available through a variety of different schemes. Once you start studying on the pathway you can also access expert advice on the best way to fund your studies should you go on to a degree.


If you have any queries or would like to find out more about the Our Media, Our World pathway please contact:

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Dr Michelle Deininger

Co-ordinating Lecturer in Humanities