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Nottingham Trent University

Media Communications and Culture

UCAS Code: P315

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

Entry requirements


112 UCAS Tariff points from up to four qualifications (two of which must be A-level equivalent).

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths or GCSE Science grade C/4 or equivalent

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and up to two qualifications.

112 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and up to three qualifications (one of which must be A-level equivalent).

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Media and communication studies

This course offers you the opportunity to develop the advanced critical and creative skills relevant to this new digital world. Designed for those with a passion for communications, the course will develop your digital and media literacies for a range of audiences across different genres and media.

You’ll explore the role the media plays in shaping culture, identity and interpersonal communications. You’ll gain a professionally-focused understanding of media and society to develop a portfolio of practical skills in both visual and written work including advertising, public relations and journalism. You will learn techniques to create and analyse imagery and to write professionally across a range of platforms. Theoretical approaches will support your application of ideas and practical assignments will enable you to understand the global context of media communications. You’ll learn how to use media technologies to communicate in a variety of styles and formats, including pitches, briefings, video projects and podcasts. The course equips you with a combination of practical expertise and theoretical insights related to media analysis and public and professional communications. You’ll develop digital and media literacy, writing, business and presentation skills and examine advertising, journalism, popular culture and questions of identity and diversity.

Classes consist of lectures, seminars, workshops, screenings and tutorials designed to develop your skills in creative thinking, problem-solving, critical analysis, research methods, time management, presentation and group work. Graduates have gone on to work in journalism, events management, marketing, advertising and public relations. This includes roles as a social media consultant; marketing account manager; PR and marketing executive; marketing manager and digital content assistant.

Modules

See our website for a full list of modules available.

The Uni


Course locations:

City Campus

Clifton Campus

Department:

School of Arts and Humanities

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.

82%
high
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 and communication studies

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

85%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
18%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
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 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.

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

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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