Access to Higher Education Diploma - Media Studies

The Access to Higher Education Diploma - Media Studies is designed for adults (19+) who have been out of full time education for some time and are aiming to join university or higher education courses.  The course is modular and therefore flexible enough to fit around your work and/or family commitments.  Day time study is spread over two days and is approximately 12.5 hours of study per week. 


Course Content

The media route of the Access course will be a mixture of academic and practical options. Students will work on still photography and video production, producing a range of artefacts, including documentary and single camera drama. In addition, this work will be fully contextualised by relevant media and cultural theory.

Entry Requirements

It is strongly advisable to have GCSEs in English and Maths at grade C or above before undertaking an Access Diploma.  If you do not have these qualifications, you will be given the opportunity to study one GCSE or Functional Skill at Kingston College alongside the Access course.


In addition, applicants need a satisfactory reference, successful interview and screening. Applicants must have sufficient time to devote to their studies.


Please note that it is the responsibility of the student to ensure their current and future qualifications comply with the entry requirements of any university to which they intend to progress.  

International Entry Requirements

Successful completion of High School education (to grade 12), 5.5 IELTS (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.0 in the reading and writing sections of the test and a reference from school or a recent employer.

Duration and Delivery

One year, part time, two days a week.


Students can progress directly on to our own Foundation Degree in Media Skills or progress on to a wide range of courses in moving image, journalism, advertising, film and PR.

Additional Information

Tuition Fees:
Tuition Fee: £3384
International students: £8000


All fees quoted are likely to rise in line with inflation - please contact us for the latest fees' advice.


 Advanced Learning Loans:  If you are age 19 or over you may qualify for a student loan that will pay for your tuition fees.  This loan will not need to be repaid if you progress onto Higher Education and complete an eligible higher education qualification.  Prices quoted may be subject to change, contact us for the latest fees information.


Fees quoted may be subject to change, contact us for the latest fees information.


Special contact: Rob Stuart, 020 8268 3174, email:



The Access to HE Diploma - Media Studies is taught at Kingston College so is ideal for those based in South West London and Surrey.


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