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International Foundation Certificate: Media, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 9 months
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
Whether you aspire to a career in the high-pressure world of journalism, want to create films or need the skills to develop, design or operate the latest broadcasting technology systems, the IYZ: Media is the perfect start.


Media covers a huge range of subjects, from the highly practical to the theoretical. The IYZ gives you an excellent grounding in all aspects of Media and Communications study before you continue at DMU’s Leicester Media School, one of the UK’s leading centres for the creative industries.

You’ll build your own digital portfolio working on industry-standard equipment at DMU and gain a solid understanding of how the technology underpinning media production and broadcast works.

As well as the technical knowledge you will develop transferable skills such as project management, team working and problem solving. You can further develop your media experience by joining DMU’s award-winning student media team, DEMON Media which is open to all students.

Topics covered:

  • Create a digital portfolio to showcase your own work and ideas
  • Learn on industry-standard equipment
  • Develop new skills such as basic computing, animation and photography

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Media Studies I
  • Media Studies II
  • Researching and Recording Digital Arts
  • Research & Reflective Practice in Art, Design and Media
  • Art, Design & Media Project I
  • Art, Design & Media Project II
  • Study Skills

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

If you do not meet the English Language requirements to enter the International Incorporated Bachelor's or the International Incorporated Master's, LIPC offers you a range of Pre-sessional English Programmes which you can take before you start these courses.

Entry requirements

  • IELTS 4.5 (with no skill below B1) with 12 week pre-sessional English programme, or
  • IELTS 5.0 (with no skill below 4.5) with 6 week pre-sessional English programme, or
  • IELTS 5.5 (with no skill below 5.5)


  • High school certificate or equivalent from your home country

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11750 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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