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Keele University

Media, Communications and Culture and Physics

UCAS Code: PF33
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Physics
  • Media studies
Student score
93% HIGH
83% HIGH
% employed or in further study
84% LOW
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k LOW
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

A level Physics or Maths at grade B or above. If Maths is presented without A-level Physics, then a grade of C or better in AS-level Physics is also required. If you are not offering AS level Physics then please contact the Admissions Team. A Pass in Science Practical will be required if applicant is taking A level Physics (England)

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

Plus subject specific requirement.

International Baccalaureate
32

Higher Level Physics or Maths at grade 5 or above.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

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.

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

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
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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

Course description

Media, Communications and Culture form a central part of our contemporary living experience: from the way we access the news to the way meaning is produced in cultural forms such as television, film, literature and music. We rely on media technology to sustain our everyday social relationships as well as to engage in the worlds of business, politics, and international affairs. Communications media have become key motors of social and cultural change. Students will study a range of cultural forms such as films, novels, plays, art, photography, advertisements, magazines and news production. They will investigate the way in which historical and cultural movements developed and continue to influence media production in the present. Students will also get the opportunity to produce cultural artefacts of their own through our series of practical modules that range from the art of photography and news production through to producing video and magazines. We can provide opportunities to enter work placements through our links to the creative and media industries. Physics aims to understand the way our world works, at all levels from the sub-atomic to astronomical scales. To achieve this, physicists use experiments, mathematical models and computer simulation to propose, test, evaluate and develop theories that explain phenomena in the natural world. This depth of understanding allows us to predict behaviour and apply knowledge to improve the quality of life both for individuals and for society as a whole. Fundamental Physics is the basis of most developments which characterise life in the 21st century, including mobile phones, MP3 players, developments in medical diagnosis and treatment, wind power and the internet, and it will continue to be so as technology demands a greater depth and breadth of scientific understanding across all forefront developments.

Modules

Keele University

Student concourse

Known as 'the Bubble', Keele University offers a special student experience as it's uniquely friendly and close-knit. Renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, our graduates obtain some of the best academic and employment success rates in the UK. The campus is made up of 600 acres of landscaped parkland, fields, woodlands and lakes and has a large resident squirrel population!

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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Course accreditation

Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of partially meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist. Institute of Physics (IOP)

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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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 100%
Student score 93% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

98%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: 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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
25% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
340 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
58% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 84% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

5%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

5%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Although the subject has seen a bit of resurgence in recent years, the UK is still felt to be short of physics graduates, and in particular physicists training as teachers. If you want a career in physics research – in all sorts of areas, from atmospheric physics to lasers - you'll probably need to take a doctorate, and so have a think about where you would like to do that and how you might fund it (the government funds many physics doctorates, so you might not find it as hard as you think). With that in mind, it's not surprising that nearly a quarter of physics graduates go on to take doctorates when they finish their degree. Physics is highly regarded and surprisingly versatile, which is why physics graduates who decide not to stay in education are more likely to go into well-paid jobs in the finance industry than they are to go into science. IT and engineering – also commanding decent salaries - are other popular industries for physics graduates.
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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 90%
Student score 83% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

62%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

87%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: 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
33% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
60% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
312 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

16%

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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