Communication and media affects everything from identities on social media to global challenges such as ´fake news´, political division, and climate change. You’ll gain the expertise to understand, analyse, and produce effective communication strategies.
104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. Foundation Year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points.
International entry requirements:
For September 2022 and September 2023 entry: If English is not your first language you´ll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components, or equivalent.
Develop a critical understanding of the role the media plays in culture and society, ranging from the rise of the ´influencer´ to the promotion of social issues
Explore communication theories that can be applied across any media platform including narrative structures and audience theories
Work on live briefs with local charities such as Volunteer Centre Dorset, The Pantry Partnership, GECCO – Early Years Childcare Environment and Dorset Road Safety
Work at prestigious companies across a range of industries as placement students and graduates – including Nintendo, Adobe, Mercedes, and Walt Disney
Publish news and features across our student platforms: Fresher Publishing and Nerve Media.
You’ll be career-ready with 92% of our graduates in employment or further study after 15 months.
Academic & Professional Practice
Collaborative Communication Project
Media & Current Debates
Communication & Marketing
Media & Society
Introduction to Communication Theory
Academic & Writing Skills
Media & Marketing Research
Media: Messages & Meanings
Web & Mobile Communication
Writing for the Media
Option units (choose one)
Popular Texts & Intertexts
Global Current Affairs
Optional placement year
Every undergraduate course includes the opportunity to complete a placement – enabling you to gain experience, put your learning to use in a professional setting, and make contacts for the future. We believe this gives you the best chance of securing a great job to start your career.
You’ll also return to your studies with a clearer understanding of the industry you are looking to enter, and will be able to direct your learning to become the kind of professional you want to be in a much more informed way.
You can choose either a four-week placement on a three-year course, or an optional 30-week (minimum) placement on a four-year sandwich course.
Option units (choose four)
Media, Crisis & Conflict
Media & Trauma
News & Journalism
Writing, Editing & Publishing
Fact & Fiction
New Media Narrative
Community & Digital Engagement
Space, Place & Environment
Race, Media & Inequality
Social Media Management
Assistant media executive
Digital account executive
Marketing and communications coordinator
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