International Development

BA (Hons) MEDIA AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITH A YEAR ABROAD

Key details 

BA (HONS) MEDIA AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITH A YEAR ABROAD

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
L9PA
Entry Requirements
ABB
Duration (years)
4

Assessment for Year 1

Throughout your course, you’ll be assessed across a combination of coursework and unseen written exams.   

In your first year, you will be able to demonstrate what you have learnt through a combination of assessments. This might be an essay, a group presentation, a project, or an exam – depending on which modules you choose. You will also benefit from the opportunity to test the knowledge you have acquired through a range of ‘formative’ assessments, and receive written feedback from your lecturers. 

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Assessment for Year 2

In your second year, you’ll again be assessed by a combination of coursework and written exams. You will have the opportunity to prepare for these assessments through various formative assignments. You will also get personal feedback on each piece of coursework you submit to help you improve your future submissions.   
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Assessment for Year 3

In your study abroad year your learning will be assessed at the university you choose to go to. The assessments may vary from the ones you normally undertake at UEA.   
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Assessment for Year 4

The precise balance of coursework and exams will once again depend on your module choices. On the core Media Production for Development module, you will be able to demonstrate the practical skills you acquired by producing a short film/documentary. Your dissertation option contributes a significant amount to your final grade. It’s an important opportunity for you to develop and demonstrate your skills in interdisciplinary analysis in a self-motivated study. Throughout the year, you will receive detailed feedback on all of your coursework. 
Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
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Assessment for Year 1

Throughout your course, you’ll be assessed across a combination of coursework and unseen written exams.   

In your first year, you will be able to demonstrate what you have learnt through a combination of assessments. This might be an essay, a group presentation, a project, or an exam – depending on which modules you choose. You will also benefit from the opportunity to test the knowledge you have acquired through a range of ‘formative’ assessments, and receive written feedback from your lecturers. 

Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 2

In your second year, you’ll again be assessed by a combination of coursework and written exams. You will have the opportunity to prepare for these assessments through various formative assignments. You will also get personal feedback on each piece of coursework you submit to help you improve your future submissions.   
Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 3

In your study abroad year your learning will be assessed at the university you choose to go to. The assessments may vary from the ones you normally undertake at UEA.   
Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 4

The precise balance of coursework and exams will once again depend on your module choices. On the core Media Production for Development module, you will be able to demonstrate the practical skills you acquired by producing a short film/documentary. Your dissertation option contributes a significant amount to your final grade. It’s an important opportunity for you to develop and demonstrate your skills in interdisciplinary analysis in a self-motivated study. Throughout the year, you will receive detailed feedback on all of your coursework. 
Clearing and Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

ABB or BBB with an A in the Extended Project

T Levels

Obtain an overall Pass including a B in the core of the T Level and a Distinction in the Occupational Specialism. Any subject is acceptable.

BTEC

 DDM excluding BTEC Public Services, Uniformed Services and Business Administration

Scottish highers

AAABB

Scottish highers advanced

BCC

Irish leaving certificate

3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3

European Baccalaureate

75%

International Baccalaureate

32 points

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE. 

Additional entry requirements

We welcome and value a wide range of alternative qualifications.  If you have a qualification which is not listed here, please contact us via Admissions Enquiries

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes such as: 

BA Geography and International Development with a Foundation Year

BA International Development with a Foundation Year  

International Requirements

We accept many international qualifications for entry to this course. View our International Students pages for specific information about your country. 

INTO UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA  

If you do not meet the academic and/or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:  

International Foundation in Pharmacy Health and Life Science (for Year 1 entry to UEA) 

International Foundation in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences (for Year 1 entry to UEA) 

International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering (for Year 1 entry to UEA) 

International Foundation in Business Economics Society and Culture  (for Year 1 entry to UEA) 

International Foundation in Humanities and Law (for Year 1 entry to UEA) 

International Year One in International Development with Media (for Year 2 entry to UEA) 

Alternative Entry Requirements 

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.  

Important note

Once enrolled onto your course at UEA, your progression and continuation (which may include your eligibility for study abroad, overseas experience, placement or year in industry opportunities) is contingent on meeting the assessment requirements which are relevant to the course on which you are enrolled.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):  

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5  in all components) for year 1 entry 

  • IELTS:  6.5 overall (minimum  6.0  in all components) for year 2 entry 

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.  

INTO University of East Anglia   

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:  

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time.  

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.  

Intakes

This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake is in September each year.  

Course Reference Number: 6774900

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees  

View our information for Tuition Fees. 

Scholarships and Bursaries 

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. View our range of Scholarships for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates. 

Course related costs

You are eligible for reduced fees during your year abroad. Further details are available on our Tuition Fee webpage. 

Extra costs, related to items such as your travel and accommodation during your year abroad, will vary depending on location. 

View our information about Additional Course Fees. 

Course Reference Number: 6774900

How to Apply

Apply for this course through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS), using UCAS Hub.

UCAS Hub is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom.

Your application does not have to be completed all at once. Register or sign in to UCAS to get started.

Once you submit your completed application, UCAS will process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.

View our guide to applying through UCAS for useful tips, key dates and further information:

How to apply through UCAS 

Course Reference Number: 6774900
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
L9PA
Entry Requirements
ABB
Duration (years)
4
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