Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: PH03
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2014
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UCAS points guide Tuition fee % applicants receiving offers

280

£9,000

89%

Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average graduate salary
Media studies
MEDIUM 69% HIGH 92% MEDIUM £16.8k

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level None stated
Scottish Highers None stated
BTEC Diploma None stated

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 280 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in…

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,465 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,465 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest

% applicants receiving offers

89%

This can indicate the level of competition for places on this course, but a high percentage doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get one, and vice versa.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

This course offers students an opportunity to pursue comprehensive study in both film and video/DVD practice; it provides students with a detailed knowledge of aspects of film theory, established industry conventions and new and innovative approaches to production; it has been carefully crafted so that the theoretical film elements complement and underpin practice at every stage of the course; although the emphasis is on practical aspects of content production by drawing on both theory and practice, students are able to explore the subject in depth, broaden their range of skills and improve their overall experience in the various disciplines necessary to be successful in either context: the theoretician with vital practical knowledge, or the practitioner with invaluable theoretical insight.

Modules

Year 1: Digital video production; contemporary industry practice; the moving image 1; the moving image 2; camera, lighting and sound; post-production: art and technique. Year 2: Documentary production; recording reality; screenwriting; film movements; TV studio production; placement. Year 3: Identity and difference; directing fiction; dissertation or project; genres; experimental film and video.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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University of West London

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What do the numbers say for

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Who studies this subject?

Sources: BestCourse4Me & HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK

6% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

22% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

6% of students are part-time

Male / Female

51% of students are female

Achievement

53% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

200 entry points typically achieved by students

Most popular subjects students studied before attending

Here's an idea of the academic background of students from the last five years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.

Media Studies

68%

Most common grade was C (31%)

Film Studies

18%

Most common grade was B (33%)

Art and Design

24%

Most common grade was B (17%)

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 71%
Student score MEDIUM 69%

Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

82%

Received sufficient advice and support

71%

What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study HIGH 92%
Average graduate salary MEDIUM £16.8k

Graduates who are media associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are functional managers and directors

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK has a world-class media industry in film, print and broadcast media, worth billions to the economy, so it's hardly surprising that ambitious and talented graduates want to work in it. But be realistic – some parts of the industry have struggled during the recession and jobs are amongst the most competitive around. If you want to be a star in front of the camera or in print, you might want to look at other options. Media studies graduates are the most likely graduates to get into the media industry (in 2012, one in seven grads entering the media had a media studies degree) but they’re more likely to be directing, or operating sound or video equipment, or researching.

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