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Keele University

Business Management and Media

UCAS Code: PN31

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,C-C,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

D:15

Access to Higher Education Diploma with 120 - 96 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C (or 4).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32-26

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM-MMM

UCAS Tariff

96-120

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich with time abroad | 2021

Subjects

Media and communication studies

Management studies

At Keele University, we’re proud to be consistently ranked in the Top 3 UK universities for student satisfaction, which is testimony to the safe, supportive and welcoming campus we hope you’ll soon call home.

You will acquire a solid understanding of how business enterprises work in tandem with popular media and culture. You will develop a range of theoretical, practical and creative skills by learning how organisations operate and achieve success, and by building your understanding of communication techniques and global information flows.
The Business Management and Media programme at Keele combines learning about the practicalities of business management with critical insights into the power of media. By looking closely at phenomena such as advertising and social networking, you will learn how these can influence individuals and societies. You will pay particular attention to how media, communications and creative practice works in the context of management, looking at how businesses operate in terms of marketing, finance and human resource management, as well as how they interface with social, cultural and political contexts.
In particular, you will understand how businesses communicate with their audiences, and how they interact with, and even help to create, aspects of culture through branding, strategy and information management. This course can be combined with a placement year, the opportunity to study abroad and the chance to acquire and develop skills in international languages.
Graduates of this programme are creative and critical thinkers, competent practitioners of media with the skills needed to manage production processes. They can situate and reflect on those skills within a broader business context by understanding the practicalities of accounting, human resources, marketing and management.

Modules

For a list of indicative and likely optional modules please visit the course website

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Keele University

Department:

Keele (Central)

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
med
Media and communication studies
76%
med
Management studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media and communication studies

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

Management studies

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media and communication studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

91%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

Only a small number of students study courses within this catch-all subject area, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at any stats. Marketing and PR were the most likely jobs for graduates from these courses, but it's sensible to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course, and what previous graduates did.

Management studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
65%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Public services and other associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Media and communication studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Management studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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