This course focuses on the academic study of the media and society, using approaches from the humanities and social science disciplines
This course provides the opportunity to study media and communication combining theory and practice in an environment of excellence and innovation.
You will study all aspects of communication – from interpersonal and workplace communication to corporate campaigns, digital media and the publishing industry.
The course will enable you to analyse, evaluate and produce material for diverse audiences across a range of media.
You will also learn to evaluate a variety of literary and popular texts including newspapers, magazines, films, television, graphic novels and comics
The course equips students with the necessary skills to write creatively and to employ professional standards of writing for a range of audiences.
The entry requirements for this course are 112-128 tariff points from 3 A-Levels or equivalent qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Students must be able to demonstrate an interest in media including television and newspapers, and have a broad knowledge of how the media industry works
We are looking for creative candidates who have who have good communication and presentation skills
Year 1 - Level C
All students take 6 units. There are 5 common units shared with students on BA English and BA Multi-Media Journalism plus 1 distinctive Communication and Media Unit.
Communication & Marketing
Media, Journalism & Society
Writing for Different Purposes
Year 2 - Level I
All students take 6 units. Three from their degree, plus 3 common units, shared with BA English.
Media: Messages & Meanings
Writing for the Media
Popular Texts & Intertexts
Year 3 - The Placement Year
Optional 40 week placement
Year 3 or 4 (depending on placement) - Level H
You will undertake original and independent research to produce a 10,000-word dissertation on a topic or problem of your choice, using a communication, humanities or social science approach.
You will receive academic supervision and guidance throughout the year.
An original piece of writing such as a set of short stories; a script for tv or screen; an extract from a novel´ followed by the existing words ´supported by a rationale and critical evaluation.
The following units are shared with BA English:
News & Journalism
Editing & Publishing
Fact & Fiction
New Media Narrative
Recent graduates have embarked upon a variety of careers including journalism, advertising, public relations, publishing, management and teaching. Others have gone on to higher level study and research.
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