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Media, Communication and Journalism

Entry requirements


We welcome applications from students who are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We normally look for applicants to have studied a course that is in a similar subject and offers are usually made in line with our published tariff point range.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 in English Language is required.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Media and communication studies

Multimedia journalism

- A strong focus on the convergence of old and new media, including social networking

- Develop as a critical thinker and master the art of how to communicate creatively

- Learn from staff who have published books and articles on areas as diverse as digital technologies, social media and drugs education, and journalism and the financial crash.

- Use the Work Placement module to gain experience in a news organisation, or in other environments relevant to your career aspirations

- Access outstanding industry-standard facilities in our Multimedia Centre, including two HD TV studios with green screens, a newsroom, and a computerised radio studio

To give yourself a great chance of succeeding in the exciting and diverse world of the media, it’s wise to understand the fast-moving world you are joining. Studying Media, Communication and Journalism at Winchester gives you a deep grasp of how the global media works, but it also offers opportunities to develop professional skills and get valuable work experience. It primes you for successful careers in a variety of roles, such as in journalism, PR and media.

Studying Media, Communication and Journalism involves you in stimulating discussions about how the media represents race, gender, class, environmental challenges, politics and popular culture. You learn about journalism in the context of wider media and communication processes. Your tutors are at the top of their fields and have published books on everything from the financial crash to the portrayal of zombies in popular culture.

Year 1 develops your core academic skills and understanding in the use of media. There is a particular focus upon the impact of digital technologies as new and old media converge. Courses include Media in the Twentieth-first Century and Manipulating Media.

In Year 2, you take two core theory and research modules such as Analysing Journalism and Exploring Media Theory. You also take specialist modules exploring feature writing and current issues in journalism, as well as choosing from a range of optional modules, such as Social Media, Community Media, and Podcasting. You use the Work Placement module to gain experience in newsrooms, freelancing, or in other relevant industries

In the final year, you take a module in documentary and photojournalism and a module designed to provide preparation for working in magazine journalism. For the Extended Independent Study, you can produce a portfolio of articles, or undertake a conventional dissertation on any aspect of media, communications or journalism. Optional modules include Politics and the Media, and News Media War and Conflict

Studying Media, Communication and Journalism at Winchester is an excellent preparation for a successful career in the media. Our dynamic course content ensures you have the critical skills, such as intellectual curiosity, effective communication and research proficiency, cultural awareness and an understanding of moral and ethical values, vital to succeed in the modern workplace.

Our graduates work within TV, radio, press and digital journalism, media management, social media, public relations, fashion and advertising. The programme also fosters a key set of flexible skills that are relevant to a wide range of careers in communication work, HR, business, education, management, and public service.

Modules

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Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£13,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Winchester

Department:

School of Media and Film

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.

77%
med
Media and communication studies
86%
med
Multimedia journalism

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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

90%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
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?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Journalism

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
41%
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

77%
Library resources
64%
IT resources
82%
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?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
43%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Other elementary services occupations
20%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate 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.

Journalism

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
91%
low
Employed or in further education
70%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Media professionals
27%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Other elementary services occupations

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.

£16k

£16k

£21k

£21k

£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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