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Keele University

Media, Communications and Culture and Sociology

UCAS Code: PL33
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Subjects
  • Sociology
  • Media studies
Student score
90% HIGH
83% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£17k MED
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
30

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

50%

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. The central objective of Sociology is to link private problems to public concerns in order to help us to better understand our lives and respond constructively to problems that might seem otherwise impossible to resolve. But Sociology is not just about contemporary life. Even though it seems that our own experience of social change is the most turbulent in human history, reflection on the massive upheavals of the last 200 years can show how current changes relate to a much longer story of social evolution. By tracing the history of social change, it is possible to see how ideas, such as individualism, citizenship and class, began to emerge. In this context, Sociology is an essential form of knowledge for future generations because it offers us the opportunity to think about aspects of our social lives that we would otherwise take for granted.

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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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 95%
Student score 90% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

89%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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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
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
76% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
331 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
83% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as education, community and youth work, housing and social work. But sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job – obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, sport, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.
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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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