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Pre-University Media, Communication & Digital Culture (Session One)

Key information

Subject area:

Pre-University & Undergraduate Summer Programmes

Course type:


Credit level:

Not for credit


1 week

Available course dates:

From: 01 July 2024 To: 05 July 2024
Application deadline: 31 March 2024

Course overview

Pre-University Summer School courses helps prepare students for university. The course offers an in-depth exploration of a subject area at degree-level and improves 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.


One session (1 week): £2,900 

Two sessions (2 weeks): £5,800 £5,395**

Three sessions (3 weeks): £8,700 £7,830**

**Fee valid for applications for two or three sessions received by 31 March 2024. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or promotions. Subject to availability at the time of application.

What does this course cover?

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.

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 before the start date of their course.

How will I be assessed?

Essay (50%), Presentation (50%)


What is the teaching schedule?

Taught on-campus between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday

Course status:

Course closed

Full fee £2900

Application Fee £60

Terms and Conditions

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