Taught course

Future Media

Birmingham City University · School of Games, Film and Animation

Entry requirements

You must be a graduate. If you do not have a degree, you may be accepted if you can demonstrate equivalent experience and / or qualifications.

In addition to an undergraduate degree, (2.2 Honours minimum or higher), you must also have Level 2 (GCSE) Maths and English.

Applications are only considered when accompanied by detailed personal statement. You must write between 700-1000 words to clearly say why you have chosen to study Future Media and your reasons for selecting either the MA or MSc pathway. You do not necessarily need to have a media or marketing background; what matters most is a passion for communication and an appreciation of communications channels and platforms.

Months of entry


Course content

Future Media is a postgraduate MA/MSc programme that does what it says:

  • Future is finding your future and exploiting future developments in the digital marketing and advertising industry.
  • Media is acquiring your digital media skill-set amongst evolving trends and emerging technologies.

The MA and MSc Future Media programme combines agency practice with industry insights and academic methods. It's been a proven pathway to success for our graduates since 2012 and is now a winning formula for the 2020s.

“I’ve received three job offers, before finally accepting a role as a Digital Marketing Executive at KUBIX Media... All my interviewers regarded the Future Media course as exceptional and unique...” Matt Harrison, MSc Future Media graduate 2015.

“I developed my skills in branding, digital marketing, campaign strategies, media planning, SEO, content production, (videos, mobile apps, landing pages, social media visual content), measurement and budgeting.” Carolina Pereira, (Marketing Manager, Futurecareersuk), MA Future Media graduate 2019.

Information for international students

If you are an international student, you will also require comparable degree qualifications and IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands.

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Fees and funding

UK students
£10,000 per year
International students
£16,300 per year

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Currently Future Media is not offered on a part-time basis, however the option is available for students to enrol on multiple modules and work towards either a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Future Media. Or simply work towards the full MSc/MA Future Media over a period of several years.

Course contact details

Media Admissions
+44 (0)121 331 5595