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Global Communication and Media (Dual Degree)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-B,B,B

120-136 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.

122-138 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29-31

29 points from the IB Diploma, with 664 at Higher Level - 31 points from the IB Diploma, with 774/765 at Higher Level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3-H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD-DDM

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDD-DDM

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

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

DDD-DDM

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

120-136 Tariff points.

Not Accepted

UCAS Tariff

120-136

120-136 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.

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About this course


Course option

3.5years

Full-time with time abroad | 2022

Subject

Media and communication studies

**Overview**

Entertainment and information media now influence almost every part of our lives, while the emergence of global communication technologies has changed how we consume, create and share media across social, cultural, geographic, political and economic divides.

Set yourself up for a career as a global media professional capable of navigating this challenging yet exciting environment on this Global Communication and Media dual degree.

You'll study in Portsmouth and spend a year at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia.

**Course highlights**

- Discover how effective communication can contribute to a more tolerant and inclusive society

- Explore the latest professional techniques and methodologies used by national and international journalists, film directors, broadcasters and media professionals

- Use the latest digital technologies and facilities such as a fully equipped newsroom and broadcasting studios

- Learn from expert staff with industry-relevant experience who are engaged in research projects that analyse and inform the future of communication and media

- Boost your CV with opportunities to go on work placements and work on projects with local, national and global organisations

**Focusing on your interests**
You can shape your degree to your interests, strengths and career aspirations by choosing specific optional modules.

You'll graduate with one of the following exit awards alongside your BA Global Media and Communication degree from Edith Cowan University:

- BA (Hons) Media and Journalism

- BA (Hons) Screen Media and Cultural Studies

**Careers and opportunities**

When you complete this course, you'll have the knowledge and professional skills that will set you up for a career in media and communications in the UK and beyond, in public or private organisations or as a freelancer.

You could also use the communication, team working and research skills you develop in other sectors.

Areas you could work in include:

- journalism

- media research

- film and video production/direction

- scriptwriting

- broadcasting – scheduling, video editing, production management

- public relations

- marketing

- corporate communications

- advertising

You could also go onto postgraduate study, for example by studying an MA or MRES.

Previous Portsmouth graduates have gone onto work for organisations such as:

- Sky

- Premier League Productions

- Disney UK

- Discovery UK

- Cosmopolitan

- Vogue

- BBC

- Channel 4

Get experience while you study, with support to find part-time jobs, volunteering opportunities, and work experience.

Towards the end of your degree and for up to five years after graduation, you’ll receive one-to-one support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to help you find your perfect role.

**Advantages of dual degrees**

This course is a dual degree (also known as a double degree). When you complete the course successfully, you'll have 2 degrees – one from the University of Portsmouth and one from Edith Cowan University.

Dual degrees allow you to achieve 2 degrees in 3.5 or 4 years rather than 6 years. You'll benefit from a global education experience and the high-calibre teaching expertise, latest research and modern facilities at two universities. You'll also develop a more comprehensive knowledge of communication and media than on a single degree and gain an understanding of different cultures, which will help you work more effectively with people from different backgrounds.

All of this will help you stand out in a competitive job market after you graduate.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£16,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

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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.

62%
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

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
65%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
59%
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

66%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
63%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
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?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
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 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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
43%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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

£23k

£23k

£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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