What A-levels do you need to study media?
A media degree opens the door to a huge variety of exciting jobs. Find out what subjects at A-level will help you best get ahead of the competition.
- Essential A-levels for media studies
- Useful or handy A-levels for media studies
- Other typical A-levels taken by media studies
- Examples of university entry requirements for media studies
- Other degree subjects with similar A-level requirements
A-level subjects for media studies
What A-level subjects are needed or essential for media studies?
- A few courses ask for English or media studies.
Find out more about university entry requirements
What A-levels are useful for media studies?
- media studies
Choosing your A-levels? See where different combinations can lead with our Explorer tool.
Other typical A-levels taken by current media students
- film studies
- art and design
Take a look at individual media courses on The Uni Guide to find out the most popular subjects that media students took before starting their degree.
Do note that many degrees will be open to you whichever A-levels you choose. Some courses will be happy with a subject just at AS-level while some courses may want the full A-level. This is something to check before you finalise your A-level choices in Year 12.
Examples of media degree requirements
University of Brighton: ‘B,B,C-C,C,C.’
University of Sussex: 'A,B,B. You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) in English at grade B (or grade 5 in the new grading scale). You should also have a broad range of GCSEs (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.’
University of Glasgow: 'A,A,B. Must include at least one Arts/Humanities subject.’
Watch now: How to choose your A-levels
Other similar degree subjects
These similar subjects may have different A-level requirements to media studies, so if you want to keep your degree options open, be sure to check the entry requirements of specific courses before you finalise your choices.