Develop the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to pursue a career in the media, marketing or communications.
This wide-ranging course explores the media in national and international contexts, and will equip you with the skills you need for the global jobs market.
Our lecturers and tutors are experienced academics and industry professionals who specialise in different aspects of the media field - and we cover all the different aspects of media including the internet and digital media, video and film making, radio and sound production, print media and publishing. You’ll also study the issues surrounding technology, the economy, society, gender, popular culture and the global information age.
There’s a strong practical element. You’ll learn the production techniques behind various media and will be able to create your own work as part of your course - using the industry-standard production facilities at our Media and Journalism Centre in Peterborough city centre. The Centre has the latest software and editing equipment, as well as working television and radio studios. Our students and staff are currently using it to produce a film about Peterborough Cathedral for its 900th anniversary year – and this is just one of the group projects you can take part in.
With its mixture of theory and vocational training, the course ticks all the academic and career boxes. You’ll graduate with a strong set of employment skills, as well as a respected qualification that will show employers you’ve the intellect needed to communicate complex ideas and continually adapt to a fast-changing sector.
Whether you’re thinking of a career in broadcast, publishing, film, academic research or more general business, this is a good place to start.
Our students go on to careers in many branches of the media, including broadcast, print, production, radio, video and film.
We’re always developing placement opportunities with the industry and our students have worked with organisations including the BBC, Vivacity Peterborough, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Ideal World Shopping Channel and i3MEDIA (among others). You can apply for a bursary to cover your work experience expenses with local employers.
We’ll assess your progress using your practical work and portfolio, as well as essays and your 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 StoryLab Research Institute, whose projects include interactive music apps and documenting lifesaving childbirth procedures, the Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER), as well as nine international research clusters including 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.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree with us can access an £800 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
64 UCAS tariff points. Required subject(s): 2 A levels in related subjects. BTEC/Access required: a BTEC National or a full Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required: 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.
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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.
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