BA (Hons) Media and Communication

BA (Hons) Media and Communication

On this degree you will study the history, nature and impact of media and popular culture. You will investigate:

  • The power dynamics in contemporary media
  • How media responds to and impacts on pressing political and social issues
  • The impact of our ever evolving digital culture on the world, individuals, and on social and national identities
  • Issues surrounding the de Westernisation of Media Studies, approaching media in a global context.

The course includes many opportunities to get creative while also gaining employable skills. We will encourage you to contribute to the writing, production and marketing of our online magazine, Neutral. This allows you to work with industry professionals in these areas. You can also work with a graphic designer on a marketing-based module, developing an idea for an app and coming up with a rebranding project.

You will enhance your learning through visits from industry experts and academic specialists who provide practical insights into media in various commercial and creative contexts. You can also take part in events and field trips which let you explore media cultures locally, nationally and internationally. This includes a subsidised international trip in your final year.

If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications

  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

A thorough understanding of the contemporary media landscape will be valuable in a variety of professions and industries. The skills you will build through this degree include project management, communication, use of digital technology, creativity, collaboration, analysis and research.

This degree could be the first step toward your career in:

  • Writing or producing for TV and film
  • Location management
  • Researching for TV and film
  • Marketing, PR and communications
  • Media buyer
  • Advertising

Course Details

Year 1

Media, Culture and Society
Media Research
Media, Publics and Power
Mediated Identities
Media Evolution and History
Critical Perspectives

Year 2

Culture, Controversy and Media
Music and Media
Visual Culture
Media Enterprise
Globalisation
Convergence Cultures

Year 3

Dissertation
Futures
Animations
Media Spaces
Pop Americana: Contemporary Popular Culture
Gender and Sexualities

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