University of Brighton Digital Media
This course develops the technical production skills you need to become a digital media professional, as you develop your knowledge of marketing through modules taught at Brighton’s Business School.
You will benefit from our close links with industry, guest lectures from digital media experts and the opportunity to work on projects for real clients. You will also have the option to spend a year on paid professional placement.
Home to over 1,000 companies in the digital sector, Brighton is one of the UK’s leading centres of creative media technology. This helps us to deliver a course that is relevant to employers’ needs and provides you with great networking opportunities.
A-levels or BTEC
Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BCC–CCC (104–96 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DMM–MMM. Our conditional offers typically fall within this range.
We will generally make you an offer if your predicted grades are at the top of this range. If your predicted grades are towards the lower end of this range we may still make you an offer if you have a good GCSE (or equivalent) profile or relevant non-academic achievements.
27 points, with three subjects at Higher level.
Access to HE Diploma
Pass with 60 credits overall. Level 3 units in computing required. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above.
GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
Must include English language, maths and a physical science.
Direct to years 2 or 3. HNC may also count towards direct entry.
For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
We use a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, practical classes in our computing laboratories and project-based independent study.
You’ll have access to facilities including digital media and games studios equipped with the latest technology including mobile eye tracking glasses, an audio and video suite, a TV studio and a usability lab for testing software.
A distinctive feature of the course is the third year which is usually spent on a paid professional placement.
Fees and funding
UK/EU (full-time) 9,250 GBP
International (full-time) 13,920 GBP
If you choose to take the professional placement (sandwich) year offered on this course you will pay a reduced fee during this year. Our fee for the professional placement year is £1,000 for home students and £2,000 for international students. This fee may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2017–18. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. Further details regarding tuition fees are available from the university’s student contract and tuition fee policy (pdf).
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What’s included in the fee?
When costs such as health or DBS checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply check with the school that provides your course using the contact details in the Find out more tab (at the end of this page) for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
See our finance pages for advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee-paying status.
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