Media studies

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Media studies can be useful in a range of careers including marketing, sales and advertising, broadcast media and performing arts, journalist and publishing, and leisure sport and tourism.

Applied and job-related learning

There is a range of vocational qualifications (such as BTECs, NVQ/SVQs and Diplomas) linked to an interest in media studies including:

  • performing arts
  • broadcast & media
  • publishing and journalism
  • advertising and marketing
  • arts, crafts & design
  • information technology
  • travel and tourism


There is a range of apprenticeships linked to an interest in media studies including:

  • arts, media and publishing, e.g. digital design, digital journalist
  • advertising & marketing, e.g. digital marketing, social media & digital marketing
  • information technology, e.g. web developer

Academic subjects – such as A levels   

  • You can study media studies.
  • Related subjects include English language, English literature, English language & literature, sociology, philosophy, psychology, drama, communication, film, government and politics, religious studies, foreign languages.