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Media and Communications - BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

Taught by world-leading researchers with integrated media practice learning, this course allows you to gain a critical understanding of the role media play in social, economic, political and cultural life. You'll develop your expertise and practical skills in areas such as media, journalism, community radio, documentary making and advertising. In the most recent (2015-16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

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Explore the relationship between the media and culture, identity and lifestyle, and globalisation with this degree. Combining media production and media analysis, you’ll study television, film, the internet, the press, popular music, social media and media audiences, as well as having the opportunity to develop your own media practice in photography, filmmaking and audio production.

This course will provide you with a critical understanding of the role media plays in social, economic, political and cultural life. You'll be taught by world-leading researchers and given presentations from industry experts and practitioners.

We organise regular lectures and presentations by industry experts and practitioners and educational visits to places like the London Film Festival and the British Board of Film Classification.

Assessment

You're assessed via essays, reports, poster presentations, creative media work, individual and group research projects, and a final dissertation with regular supportive feedback.

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National or Advanced Diploma)
  • English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)

Applications are welcome from mature students who have passed appropriate Access or other preparatory courses or have appropriate work experience.

Applications are welcome from mature students who have appropriate Access or preparatory courses or appropriate work experience, or those without formal qualifications who are able to demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment, and the ability to benefit from higher education.

If you don’t have traditional qualifications or can’t meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing the Media Communications Extended Degree BSc.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Accelerated study

If you have relevant qualifications or credit from a similar course it may be possible to enter this course at an advanced stage rather than beginning in the first year. Please note, advanced entry is only available for September start. See our information for students applying for advanced entry.

If you're studying full-time, each year (level) is worth 120 credits.

Year 1 (Level 4) modules include:

  • Media Genres
  • Media Theory
  • Media History
  • New Media Technologies and Cultures

Year 2 (Level 5) modules include:

  • Cultural Industries
  • Media, Citizens and Communities
  • Television Studies: Theory and Practice
  • Digital Culture
  • Youth, Culture and Media
  • Crime and the Media
  • Media Audiences

Year 3 (Level 6) modules include:

  • Media and Communications Dissertation
  • International Communications
  • Media, Culture and Identity
  • World Cinema: Hollywood and Beyond
  • Individuals, Group and Media Narratives
  • Analysing Popular Music
  • Media Power and Politics
  • Media and Communications Work Placement

"I have really enjoyed this course. Being able to work with different companies outside of the University due to being on my course has been a major highlight."
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Previous graduates have found employment in news organisations, advertising, digital media, education, market research, media production, public relations and publishing. Graduates can also go on to undertake postgraduate study.

We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We're moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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