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BA (Hons)Communication and Media

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Communication and Media offers you the opportunity to study the ways in which communication systems are shaping and changing modern life worldwide. You will be exploring a wide range of media forms including news, cinema, broadcasting and the internet and the ways in which they interact with society. You can choose your own selection of modules in Years Two and Three, so there are opportunities to specialise in particular areas of interest such as political communication, screen media, digital cultures and language. With an emphasis on developing your personal communication skills and the opportunity to undertake an assessed work placement as part of your programme, you will be well placed to gain employment in an increasingly competitive job market.

Subject is available through Honours. More information here

Programme structure

All students take our two core Communication and Media modules in Year One. One of these focuses on analysing media texts and on media industries, while the other examines the social and political significance of the media and communication. You will develop your foundational understanding further with modules exploring language as communication, examining how media texts generate meaning and via a range of optional modules with a broad Communication and Media focus.

So, in Year One, you will be introduced to a variety of approaches to the study of media institutions, language, film and journalism, but the focus is also on developing study skills, learning how to use information resources and working independently and in groups.

All Communication and Media modules will be open to you in Years Two and Three. You can choose modules to suit your interests or focus on a specialist strand of study such as political communication, screen studies or English language.

In your final year, you may select the dissertation option and complete a piece of sustained, original work on a topic of your own choice. You will also be able to apply for a place on our assessed work placement scheme.

Career opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to careers including broadcasting, journalism, social media, advertising and marketing, corporate communications and public relations, arts administration, political campaigning (including political parties, trade unions and charities), management, government, and the civil service, as well as teaching in universities, colleges and schools.

Former graduates include a television documentary maker, a BBC Radio 1 DJ, senior journalists at local and national newspapers, a partner in a New York-based advertising company and the features editor of a music weekly.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States