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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Media studies
  • English studies
Student score
82% MED
79% LOW
% employed or in further study
91% MED
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£16k MED
£16k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

200-240 tariff points

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Merit Merit Merit

International Baccalaureate
24

24 points from the overall IB Diploma

UCAS tariff points
104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

100%

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

£9,000

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 £3,805 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

On this degree course you'll learn to analyse the way modern media organisations combine words, images and technology to powerful effect and how to use words more effectively in your own writing and arguments. There is a strong vocational side to this course too. You will get an introduction to using media equipment and the chance to specialise in a particular area of production. You will also go on two media related professional work placements, giving you the chance to put your skills into practice, gain experience and make contacts that can help you build your future career. Whether you want to go on to work in the media, train to be a teacher, or work in any field where good communication skills are needed, this course has a lot to offer you.

Modules

Level 4: words on the page; language in theory (language in context); writing practices 1 (introduction to genre); English project: managing group work and presentations; professional development and placement (media, film and culture 1); analysing media and culture; radio production; television production; online research and content generation. Level 5: professional development and placement; linguistic topics; literary period (20th century literature); literary period (the middle ages); literary period (the renaissance); writing and war; constructions of gender; writing practices 2 (innocence and experience); magical realism in world fiction; introduction to Spanish language and Hispanic culture and society; reporting conflict; practical journalistic styles; professional development and placement (media, film and culture 2); media, culture, society; script to screen; radio production; screening American cultural history (research and analysis); screening performance; understanding Disney; myths, meaning and movies; television genres; documentary (theory and practice). Level 6: 17th century literature; authors in depth; professional development for English; literary period (20th century literature); literary period (Victorian literature); literary period (classicism and romanticism); the continuing middle ages; Elizabethan love poetry; writing practices 3 (experimental writing); the child and the book; postmodern fiction; the roots of ideas (the foundations of western thought); reporting conflict; specialist magazine writing; public relations management; creative media; radio production; advanced documentary production; media research b; contemporary cultural issues; film and television adaptation; spiritualities, the sacred and the screen; science fiction; contemporary cult television; advanced short film production.

Leeds Trinity University

Outside All Saints Court halls

When you decide to study at Leeds Trinity University, you're not just choosing an excellent place to get a degree. You'll also be part of a friendly, welcoming and lively community. Leeds Trinity is a university with just under 3,000 students. Our size ensures that tutors and lecturers will know you by name and you'll quickly get to know staff and your fellow students.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
18%
72%
10%

Year 1

18%
68%
14%

Year 2

19%
81%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
100%

Year 1

87%
13%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

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 89%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

81%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
54% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
240 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
16% 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 91% MED
Average graduate salary £16k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

18%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

17%

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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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 88%
Student score 79% LOW
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

86%

Feedback on work has been prompt

90%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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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
0% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
73% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
243 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

14%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2012, more than 12,000 students graduated with English degrees. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job as a doctor or nuclear physicist. There isn't a lot of difference in terms of outcomes between taking English language or English literature, so choose the one that suits you and don't worry about whether one is more likely to get you the job you want than the other. About one in five English graduates went into further study last year, and apart from further degrees in English, graduates were also likely to go onto teaching, law or publishing. All in all it's a flexible option – some even changed career direction entirely and took postgraduate courses in subjects like nursing or maths.
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