Develop a highly employable skill set applicable to a wide variety of communication and media careers, whilst expanding your professional ability to engage with theoretical concepts and display critical understanding and analysis.
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject, or equivalent
Required subjects include: Media Communication, Mass Communication, Business Studies or Social Sciences.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in speaking, listening and reading, or equivalent.
Study communication and media theory at an advanced level
Engage with research and communicate your ideas in a variety of media, including text, video and audio
Tailor the course to suit your interests and career goals by selecting from a wide range of option units
Undertake a 30-week professional placement within the communication or media sector, designed to enhance your employability after graduation
Gain the skills to make valuable contributions to media and communications practice within complex or unpredictable environments.
Key Concepts & Methods: Users and Producers: This unit explores the key concepts and methods associated with analysing and understanding audiences and producers following a project-based learning approach. It introduces the academic study of media and communication, focusing on concepts and methods used to research users and producers.
Key Concepts & Methods: Texts and Artefacts: This unit explores the key concepts and methods associated with analysing and understanding texts/artefacts following a project-based learning approach. It provides an introduction to the academic study of media and communication, particularly emphasising the role of media and communication research and its relationship with society and culture.
Communicating Ideas in the Digital Age: This unit explores the ways in which research, and ideas more generally, can be expressed and communicated via alternatives to the book, the article and the lecture. It examines, for example, the communicative power of video, audio, performance, social media, and games in order to consider how knowledge is mediated in different forms. Students will develop skills as producers, curators and experts as they devise methods and artefacts which translate complex research ideas into forms which are comprehensible by particular audiences.
Media Diversity & Cross-cultural Communication: This unit aims to support students in developing the knowledge and skills to critically evaluate cross-cultural contexts and to reflect on key themes in the area of media and diversity. The unit will analyse how social and cultural diversity is constructed, represented and understood by the media.
Major Project: The Major Project is the programme’s capstone unit comprising of a dissertation and exhibition. The dissertation aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their critical, analytical and research skills by undertaking a significant piece of academic work as the culmination of their programme. The aim of the exhibition is to provide students with the experience of translating their academic work into a media artefact and practice-based presentation, synthesising and furthering their skills in communicating ideas, translating research into media artefacts and targeting audiences.
As a Media & Communication graduate, you will be prepared to undertake roles such as*:
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