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Pre-University Media, Communication & Digital Culture (Online)

Key information

Subject area:

Summer School

Course type:


Credit level:

Not for credit


2 weeks

Available course dates:

To be confirmed

Course overview

Our Pre-University Online Summer School courses help prepare you for University. The course offers an in-depth exploration of a subject area at degree level, and improve students’ understanding of university study. Our courses provide insight into the key debates, themes and cutting edge research areas of a subject. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate on group assignments and experience social learning which are central elements of undergraduate study.

What does this course cover?

This course introduces the study of media, communication and culture at undergraduate level, addressing some of the most pressing issues and critical debates in the field today. Through social media, global news and the arts we are in constant contact with many different people, cultures and ideas. This course will deepen your understanding of traditional and digital media and communication, exploring ways in which people and societies engage with technologies, including contemporary cultural phenomena such as social media, streaming cultures and digital fandom. You will explore the role of language and media in society worldwide, and how the way we communicate has the power to shape the way we see the world, engage with other people and other times, and construct collective and individual identities.

Staff from the Faculty of Arts & Humanities will lead you on a journey of idea exploration and help you to express your own creative and critical voice. Students on this course will deepen their understanding of the way in which language functions which is key to many aspects of modern life: from constructing effective arguments and communicating effectively with peers and teachers, to being able to critique and analyse the vast amounts of information that we encounter on a daily basis - in the classroom and at home, in person and online.

What will I achieve?

By the end of the module, you should have:

  • Experienced a variety of learning activities typical of first year undergraduate study;
  • Built relevant knowledge and skills to support future study within the fields of media, communication and digital culture;
  • Carried out independent research and produced a structured and well supported response to an assignment brief;
  • Worked collaboratively in diverse groups to produce a presentation.

Who is this for?

The King's College London Pre-University Summer School is open to high-achieving students who are about to start or who are enrolled in their final two years of high school, and are typically aged 16 and 17. Students must be aged 16 as of 1 September 2022.

How will I be assessed?

Coursework will consist of a written and oral component. Students are required to complete the coursework to be eligible for a certificate.

What is the teaching schedule?

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Group activities
  • Assignments
  • Global Challenge 
  • Private study

Course status:

Places available

Full fee £2475

Application Fee £60

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