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Portuguese and International Media and Communications Studies

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Beginners Portuguese or those who have studied GCSE Portuguese. There is no post A Level pathway.

60 Credits overall; 45 at Level 3. Of the Level 3 credits, at least 21 should be graded Merit. Beginners Portuguese or those who have studied GCSE Portuguese. There is no post A Level pathway.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3

Beginners Portuguese or those who have studied GCSE Portuguese. There is no post A Level pathway.

Extended Project

A

If you have already achieved your EPQ at Grade A you will automatically be offered one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject. If you are still studying for your EPQ you will receive the standard course offer, with a condition of one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject if you achieve an A grade in your EPQ.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Beginners Portuguese or those who have studied GCSE Portuguese. There is no post A Level pathway.

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

DD

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. Beginners Portuguese or those who have studied GCSE Portuguese. There is no post A Level pathway.

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

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. Beginners Portuguese or those who have studied GCSE Portuguese. There is no post A Level pathway.

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

DDD

Beginners Portuguese or those who have studied GCSE Portuguese. There is no post A Level pathway.

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

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. Beginners Portuguese or those who have studied GCSE Portuguese. There is no post A Level pathway.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Beginners Portuguese or those who have studied GCSE Portuguese. There is no post A Level pathway. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades ABBBB.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Sottish Advanced Highers at grades AB. Beginners Portuguese or those who have studied GCSE Portuguese. There is no post A Level pathway.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. Beginners Portuguese or those who have studied GCSE Portuguese. There is no post A Level pathway.

UCAS Tariff

104-141

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

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Media and communication studies

Portuguese studies

International Media and Communications Studies and Portuguese at Nottingham is a unique degree course. Portuguese is the sixth most spoken language in the world, and the fastest-growing European language behind English. This course enables you to develop your Portuguese language skills and learn about the history, culture, cinema and literature of the Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) world. You will also cover a range of subjects such as society, inter-cultural communications, and cultural studies.

At the end of the course, you will have a range skills suitable for numerous careers. As well as advanced level Portuguese, you will have an understanding of international media and an in-depth understanding of Portuguese history and culture. The exciting experience of a year abroad in Portuguese-speaking country develops your communication skills, builds your confidence and helps you stand out to future employers.

Modules

In the first year, you are provided with a firm foundation in the themes and approaches of media, communication and cultural studies with a focus on the role of media and communication technologies in a changing society. Year two builds on the first year by providing specific research training in the areas of culture, film and media. Your third year is spent abroad, either studying at a university, on a work placement or as a school assistant. In the final year, you will be able to pick from a number of modules that draw on the research specialisms of staff within the department ranging from vocational skills to media coverage of conflict.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£19,000
per year
International
£19,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

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.

79%
med
Media and communication studies
77%
low
Portuguese 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

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
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

83%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
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?

63%
UK students
37%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
22%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

Iberian studies

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

78%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
1%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
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, journalism and communications

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.

99%
high
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
22%
Media professionals
6%
Artistic, literary and media 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.

Iberian 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.

£21,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
73%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Public services and other associate professionals
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

Very few graduates take this subject and so we can't say anything definitively about what graduates go on to do with these degrees - teaching, marketing and the arts and media were the most common jobs for graduates in Portuguese from 2015. That said, modern language grads usually have a range of opportunities available to them, both home and abroad. If you are interested in studying this subject, then it might be a good idea 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.

£21k

£21k

£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.

Languages and area 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.

£22k

£22k

£27k

£27k

£33k

£33k

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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