What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A Level - Grades BCC - CCC preferred
Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) accepted
A minimum score of 26 points required Access to HE courses - Typical offers
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers98%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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 £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Media Communications at Bath Spa University is a dynamic course that introduces you to, and critically engages with, the challenges of the current global media landscape. You’ll map how cultures of production shape media audiences and explore questions of global citizenship. From popular music and celebrity culture to game play and multiplatform media, you’ll study how audiences perceive, consume, and participate in everyday media texts an everyday media making. - Be taught by world leading and international scholars. Gain an in depth insight into the theories, debates and professional practices that underpin the study of contemporary global media. Develop your research, critical thinking and analytical skills in relation to local, national and global media production. Critically examine a diverse range of media texts and formats, including television, film, newspapers, magazines, advertising, social media, digital technologies and more
In Year 1 you’ll take modules which will equip you with the essential critical toolkit for understanding and analysing contemporary media and conducting media research. You’ll be introduced to some of the key themes, theories, methods and debates in media research through a series of case studies including gender, class, disability, national identity and violence in the media, music subcultures, branding, preservation and more. Year 2 will see you explore questions of global media cultures. Alongside this, you’ll study the impacts of a global media culture on everything from production to consumption. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills in media-making, while further examining these themes in relation to more specific areas of advanced research. Finally in Year 3, you’ll be encouraged to specialise in an area that interests you, and to develop independent research and/or practice. This manifests in the form of a dissertation, with specialist modules available. For more information please refer to our website.
Students here enjoy the best of many worlds a unique cultural heritage, inspiring and beautiful campuses and the buzz of Bath, a UK top 10 creative city. There's a real community feel and countless opportunities to unleash your potential. Bath Spa Students' Union was awarded a Gold Green Impact award from the NUS. We might be small but the Union's RAG group raised over 10,000 for charity.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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