BA (Hons) Media and Communications
SBCS in collaboration with the University of Greenwich is pleased to offer you a BA (Hons) degree in Media and Communications. This programme is the next step after completing the Edexcel HND in Media and Communications as stipulated in the "Entry Requirements".
UOG Brief History - The university traces its roots to 1890, when Britain's second polytechnic was opened near the Thames at Woolwich to teach practical and commercial skills to London workers. An innovator from the start, the polytechnic pioneered the country's first part-time day-release and sandwich courses. Over the years a range of specialist organisations have joined the institution, giving it diverse strengths in subjects such as teacher training, architecture, engineering and history. The name Thames Polytechnic was adopted in 1970. They became the University Of Greenwich when they were awarded university status in 1992.
This programme has been designed to introduce students to critical engagement with media which involves studying the relationship between theory and practice. An appreciation of, and ability to deal with, complex intellectual frameworks of analysis, whether they be related to texts, institutions or broader political economies, is seen as central to informing media practice.
Once established, this relationship will serve to enhance the student's ability to participate in the programme's key strands: critical theory, visual culture and new media technologies.
Successful completion of:
• Edexcel BTEC HND Media and Communications
• COSTAATT Associate Degree in Jounalism and PR
Duration Of Programme
The programme is divided into two (2) semesters and can be completed in thirteen (13) months.
In order to register, you must first proceed to the Centre for Media Studies - SBCS POS Campus for verification of your entry qualifications by presenting either your Original Certificate, your completed student transcript or a completion letter along with four (4) copies.
In cases where student transcripts are to be used for registration, you must request an original transcript from the relevant examination body for formal registration with the University of Greenwich. All transcript requests must be forwarded to:
School of Business and Computer Science Ltd,
46-50 Picton Street,
Port of Spain,
Trinidad, West Indies.
If your entry qualifications are satisfactory you are then required to complete the following forms:
1. University of Greenwich Application Form (for registration with the University)
2. SBCS Registration Form (for registration with SBCS)
3. GATE Application and Clearance Forms (for tuition funding - nationals only) *
At this point the Application fee will be due. The Administration fee along with the Foreign fee will be due one week before the start of each semester.
Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)
BA (Hons) Media and Communication is 100% GATE funded for Nationals only.
GATE Funding applies to Tuition Fees only.
In order for nationals to apply for GATE, you must bring your original Birth Certificate or National ID or Passport.
If you have previously applied for GATE funding, you must submit your Certificate to prove completion before applying for another GATE FUNDED programme.