BA (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication

Duration: 3 years

Course details

Core modules of this course include ‘Media Studies’, ‘Cultural Theory’ and ‘Researching Media In Everyday Lives’. This is a dynamic course examining and exploring cultural trends and media industries. The power and effects of the media are all around us, and you will be able to engage with the most current influential forms of mass communication – the internet, social media, television, radio, popular music and cinema. Alongside traditional assessment methods, you will work creatively by making photographic essays, blogs and podcasts, developing radio policy and inventing and pitching a lifestyle TV show concept.


Year 1

  • Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies

  • Media Histories

  • Introduction to Digital Media Cultures

  • The Making of Popular Culture

  • + Optional modules

Year 2

  • Media Studies 1

  • Cultural Theory and Popular Culture 1

  • Researching Media in Everyday Lives OR (at MDIS Singapore) Video Documentary Production

  • Academic Research Skills OR (at MDIS Singapore) Practical PR, Strategy and Theory

  • + Optional Modules

Year 3

  • Media Studies 2  

  • Dissertation and Research Methods OR (at MDIS) Media Project

  • + Optional Modules

Entry requirements

  • UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required
  • GCSE English Language at Grade C or above
  • Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs

Career posibilities

This degree provides an excellent foundation for a wide range of careers in the media. Examples of possible sectors include TV, radio, new media, journalism, marketing, PR, organisational communications, and advertising. You can start your career in advertising, marketing, museums, arts administration and publishing, industrial, retail, leisure, and charitable organisation management, educational administration, accountancy, the social services, teaching or the Civil Service.

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