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Media and Communication

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:30

Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

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

DDM

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

UCAS Tariff

128

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Media and communication studies

Today we have media in our pockets. And the way we’re absorbing and distributing information is always evolving. But what are the implications of this? How do we think about issues both critically and practically? This degree has the answers

Our BA in Media and Communication is designed to provide you with an understanding of a wide range of contemporary issues related to the theory, development and practice of mass and interactive communication, both nationally and internationally. You will learn how news is produced and reported, and how media industries, politics, culture and society interact, as well as learning about a very wide range of media, from newspapers to Twitter, from Hollywood movies to reality TV.

Leicester has been at the forefront of media research since 1966 and our teaching ensures you will benefit from cutting-edge developments in your field as they occur. We are ranked as one of the top 15 places in the UK to study Communication and Media Studies*.

Today, the media is in your pocket, on your bedside table and in your classroom; now more mobile than just the television in the living room. Media is an integral part of social and political revolutions and changes. From Pinterest to photo and location tagging on Facebook, from long-trusted newspapers read in print to films discussed on YouTube – the media are now so much part of our lives that we take them for granted.

You will study a wide range of issues in the field of media and communication and will be able to shape your studies by choosing the topics that you are most interested in. You can specialise by choosing from four different routes:

-Mass communication
-New and digital media
-Media practice
-Film and cultural studies
-Or develop your own route by choosing option modules which interest you the most. Among other things, you can choose to study media production, audiences, media policy, film, television, new media, journalism or international communication

Through the great academic and practical support we offer you in group, as well as individual teaching situations, you will learn to work both collaboratively and independently. The way we will assess you will foster skills in critical analysis, communication, research methods, group work and of course, media practice. We also place great emphasis on helping you to build your skills for the world of work.

*The Complete University Guide 2021

Modules

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Assessment methods

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Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leicester

Department:

Media and Communication and Sociology

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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.

65%
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
61%
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

61%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
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?

59%
UK students
41%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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.

91%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Media professionals

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.

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

£32k

£32k

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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