Media and Communications, BA Hons

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 read more

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time

6 years part time

Overview

Overview

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.

You have a great deal of choice in your study options within the BA Hons Media & Communications. Currently, our students can choose from a variety of courses relating to digital media, film and TV, sound, journalism and writing.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To equip students with the necessary skills to critically evaluate the contemporary media environment
  • To provide a creative space for both individual and collaborative production
  • To equip students with key transferable skills that can be carried over into the workplace.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations and coursework, including:

  • Essays
  • Dissertation
  • Practical project
  • Presentations.

Careers

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.

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