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Media and Communications

BA (Single Honours)

Start date:

September 2024

You'll need:

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS codes:

P300

P301 (if choosing Foundation Year)

It all starts here. This practice-based, industry-facing programme is designed to give you real world experience and equip you for a career in the creative industries.

Did you know?

This Media and Communication Programme is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). The accreditation provides students with the opportunity to be part of a worldwide community of members and the opportunity to enhance their employability by taking CIM globally recognised professional qualifications in their initial steps towards Chartered Status.

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Foundation Year

This course can also be studied with a foundation year (September entry only).

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This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.

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Skills

Skills that help you grow.

This professionally oriented degree will equip you with creative and critical thinking skills, executive skills, and business awareness necessary to succeed in the creative industries.

You will learn about the key media functions that shape consumer culture, including:

  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • PR
  • Advertising
  • Data
  • Audience engagement

This degree will provide you with a deep insight into a rapidly evolving industry, and equip you with broad skills ranging from media production to data analytics.

Not only will you develop journalistic skills such as research, identifying and interviewing credible sources, editing texts, and selecting stories for publication, but you will also gain knowledge about the business of media. This prepares you for a more detailed exploration of various aspects of the media environment in the subsequent years.

Learning

Enjoy hands-on, accessible learning that prepares you for work. 

Working with practitioners and experts, you will engage in hands-on projects covering:

  • Digital media production
  • Project management
  • Radio and podcasting
  • Photography
  • Feature writing
  • Marketing and digital communications strategies
  • Storytelling and media language

You will also have the opportunity to conduct research on key topics relating to media communications and will be encouraged to reflect on your own role as a consumer and creator of media content.

 

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Assessment

Push yourself further with real-world assignments. 

You’ll be set authentic assessments, meaning that your projects, tasks and exercises will replicate the working world of media and communications including oral presentations, ‘real world’ case study projects and portfolio work. This will ensure you are fully prepared for life after graduation.

Between Years 2 and 3, you can also opt for a professional placement year, meaning you can apply for a placement and gain valuable real-world experience in media and communications.

Career

If you’re ready to learn, we’ll help you gain the confidence and opportunities to achieve.

Our graduates go on to work in different specialisms, such as: 

  • Digital editor and writer
  • Digital communication manager
  • Web designer
  • Digital campaign manager
  • Social media content manager
  • Online PR manager
  • Customer experience manager
  • Online advertiser
  • Digital assets curator
  • Interactive media designer
  • Digital project manager

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Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Entry tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

 

We welcome applicants with a wide range of qualifications, including BTECs, A-levels and T Levels.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International undergraduate students apply through our direct application system.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

EU and International: £15,750
Placement year: £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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