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    I'm a foreign student and i'd like to know if a media studies/Journalism/Film studies degree is ok. i know that a lot of poeple say that a real Journalist has an English degree but English is not my first language and i don't know what I'll actually do after that. Which one is the best? I'd appreciate you help so much
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    I'm a foreign student and i'd like to know if a media studies/Journalism/Film studies degree is ok. i know that a lot of poeple say that a real Journalist has an English degree but English is not my first language and i don't know what I'll actually do after that. Which one is the best? I'd appreciate you help so much

    I currently do Film Studies at Salford University and most of the assessment, percentage wise, is done by written assessments, such as essays. However this doesn't necessarily mean Film Studies will teach you how to write, you must learn this yourself, or through a course which is usually linked with University. Salford's program is called WordScope, that runs through the Summer.

    With Media Studies I did this at AS Level. A lot of writing again, but it does build on your knowledge, creative writing skills, and allows you to make sense of a lot of things. I am assuming there would be more writing at University, naturally, so look at the course content first.

    Journalism, writing again. No experience here unfortunately, however a lot of people I know have done this course and have said how intense, time consuming, and repetitive it can be. Obviously to build on the skills that you'll require in the field but I reckon you'll need to have that strong English writing and speaking skill to be prosperous.

    As Bradford College pointed out though, the courses are respective to the Universities and they each have a specific way in teaching you. With all writing assessments, which are done academically, are bound to be hard for someone who English is not their first language.

    As advice, I'd have a look at courses running at Adult Learning Centres (if your a mature student) or Summer Courses (if going straight from College), just to give you a head start. There is also many Student tutors who are specialists in English that would help you. Just have a think on what course would be best first then take the leap. Don't forget there is always combined honours at some Universities (Salford do one for Film & English) which might give you more of a hand in writing confidently.

    Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions :cool:
 
 
 
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