3 years full time
6 years part time
Learn to research, analyse and craft communications in a variety of media. Students on the BA Hons Media and Communications combine media research and analysis with creative projects and professional skills.
The programme introduces students to academic, creative and critical approaches to media in the digital age. Through coursework and independent projects, students engage in critical reflection while producing material across a range of media - from text and images to video and sound.
After graduation, our alumni go on to work in a variety of roles within the media and creative industries. The two main career paths are:
- Professional communications, for example in-house communications roles, at agencies, roles relating to content management, PR and marketing, or social media.
- Media production, for example at independent production houses, content agencies, and creative agencies.
The aims of the programme are:
- Intellectual: To equip students with the knowledge and intellectual skills to critically evaluate and participate in the contemporary media environment
- Practical: To provide a creative space for both individual and collaborative production across forms of media
- Professional: To equip students with key transferable skills that can be carried over into the workplace.
What you'll study:
- Visual Culture
- Writing for the Media
- Professional Communications
- One option from: Creative Problem Solving, Creative Coding, Screen Now, Craft and Technology, European Language (French, Spanish, Italian).
- Communications Research
- Media Context
- Open option from : Creative Interactions, Documentary Practice, International Cinemas, Writing for the Screen, Writing Journalism for the Digital Age, Creative Industries Placement.
- Working in Creative Industries
- A choice of either Advanced Project or Dissertation (both 60 credits)
- One option from: Digital Journalism in Practice, Mediated Environments, Film/Memory, Screen/Writing, Creative Industries Placement.
What you'll study
Applicants from a UK educational background:
You will need 112 UCAS points.
Typically you will have 3 A-levels but we also interview students with:
- A Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
- EDEXCEL / BTEC National Diploma in graphic design, or
- A related subject.
You will also need GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above.
Apply through UCAS. Selected applicants must attend an interview and present a creative portfolio.
General studies is not normally accepted.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8331 9000.
Applicants from a non-UK educational background:
Applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C).
If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.
For more information, contact email@example.com or +44 20 8331 8136.
You may be invited to an interview.
We welcome applications from mature students.
Students are assessed through examinations and coursework, including:
- Practical project
On graduating, you'll be well suited to pursue opportunities in the media, business and industry, and education. Many graduates from this programme go on to forge successful careers in the media and creative industries – for example, in professional communications, with in-house communications teams in all kinds of businesses, or in marketing agencies, content management positions, PR and marketing, or social media. Some graduates specialise in media production at independent production houses and creative agencies.
Fees and finance
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