If you want to work in creative industries such as marketing, broadcasting or journalism, this wide-ranging course will give you the skills and knowledge you need.
Over a three-year period you’ll explore how the national and international media operate, their history and how they influence, and are influenced by, government, politics, culture, business and the people they serve.
The theoretical elements of the course will explore a range of media institutions, practices, users and audiences, and examine issues such as the construction of visual and textual language and the relationship between media and power.
Alongside this there’s a strong practical dimension to the course and you’ll be able develop a range of technical and professional skills that will be useful throughout your career, in the media or any industry.
These skills include media research methods, writing, digital media, multimedia, publishing, film-making and radio and video production. Practical assignments and work experience will help you learn, as will industry-experienced tutors.
We can offer you excellent facilities on-campus, including industry-standard video cameras and editing software, multimedia studios and radio equipment. You can use these throughout your course, including for your final year major project.
There’ll be plenty of opportunities to take part in media projects such as magazine and website publishing, or film-making with our industry contacts.
By the time you graduate you’ll be well-prepared for a career in sectors such as marketing, media consultancy, public relations, web design, publishing, advertising, broadcasting, journalism, human resources, television, radio and newspapers.
Our graduates go on the careers in many sectors including marketing, media consultancy, public relations, web design, publishing, advertising, broadcasting, journalism, human resources, television, radio and newspapers.
We’ll assess your progress using your portfolio, essays, practical work, major project and performance in seminars.
Whether you aim to work in the creative industries or the social sciences, the legal profession or public service, the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for professional life.
Our lively, diverse community and ambitious academic environment will broaden your horizons and help you develop your full potential - many of our courses give you the chance to learn another language, study abroad or undertake work placements as you study.
If you’re interested in art, music, drama or film, check out our packed programme of events. Together with our partners in the creative and cultural industries, we’re always working to enrich the cultural life of the university and the wider community.
Our research is groundbreaking and internationally recognised, with real social impact. We support the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE), whose projects include interactive music apps and documenting lifesaving childbirth procedures, as well as nine international research clusters, such as the Centre for Children's Book Studies and the Labour History Research Unit.
In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, six of our subject areas were awarded world-leading status: Law; Art and Design; English Language and Literature, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies; History; Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
Entry requirements are for September 2016 entry. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.
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