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Media & Communication

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,A,B

Two A-levels required. A-level Media Studies but must be passed at C (32 points) or above if taken. General Studies/Native Language accepted when 1 of 3 A-levels or equivalent.

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120-136

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Media and communication studies

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– You’ll have the chance to gain work experience in a media organisation, through work placements and internships, to help you prepare for your future career.

– You’ll have access to specialist film and media facilities, including a fully equipped audio recording facility, green screen, TV studio and Mac labs.

– Through our Kingston Language Scheme, you’ll have the option to learn a new language alongside this course.

**About this course**

Media is central to the way in which we understand and experience the world around us. This course will equip you with both the knowledge and skills to understand the world of media and to engage with it as practitioners, researchers, media theorists and industry experts.

One of the main characteristics is the integration of theory and practice, as well as being introduced to aspects of the media industry. You’ll acquire practical skills in media production across a range of digital platforms. i.e. video, websites and podcasts, television, websites, motion graphics.

Through research-based projects, you’ll be able to tailor your studies to your own interests. In the final year, you’ll work on a major piece of independent research as a practice-based or written dissertation to further develop the professional skills necessary for employment.

Modules

Examples of modules: Please note that is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 1:
- How Media Changed the World
- [email protected]
- Media Now: Texts, Practices and Events
- Digital Media Foundations

Year 2:
- Cultural Theories of Mass and New Media
- Multi-Media Production

Year 2 Optional modules:
- Identity & Difference
- Media Industries & Professions
- Media and Politics
- Digital Storytelling

Year 3 :
- Issues in Media and Cultural Studies
- Media Research Project

Year 3 Optional modules:
- @Work in the Media Industries
- Special Study Art/Media Management & Production (AMP)
- Special Studies Multi-platform Political communication
- Special Studies TV Production
- Writing TV drama

Assessment methods

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

Tuition fees

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

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

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Journalism Publishing and Media

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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.

74%
med
Media and communication 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 studies

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
78%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

80%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

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 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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
83%
low
Employed or in further education
30%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
17%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Customer service occupations

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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Media, journalism and communications

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

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

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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