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Liverpool John Moores University

English, Media and Cultural Studies

UCAS Code: PQ33
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

87%

Subjects
  • Media studies
  • English studies
Student score
80% MED
85% MED
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16.3k MED
£16.6k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

104 UCAS points required, including Grade C in English Literature, English Language, or English Language & Literature. Average A Level offer BCC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
24

24 IB Diploma Points, to include studies in language and literature at Higher Level (HL).

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

87%

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

Course at a glance Š100% student satisfaction rating for English ŠExciting and unique opportunity to undertake a work placement in the USA ŠExtensive range of literary texts studied, from Shakespeare to Fight Club ŠTaught by staff with immense experience and expertise in their fields ŠOpens up careers in areas as diverse as advertising, marketing, publishing, management, accountancy and social services

Modules

Level 4 core modules: Introduction to media theory, institutions and practice; analysing entertainment media; reading English; texts and moment: tutorial module. Level 5 core modules: Public communication; narrative and society; research methods; theoretical and critical perspectives; work-based learning: working in the USA or work experience in the American studies resource centre. Level 6 core modules in media and culture studies: Media and consumer culture; advanced research methods; media and cultural industries (work placement or career planning).

Liverpool John Moores University

Design Academy

With a heritage that stretches back to 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is now one of the largest and most well-established universities in the UK. Our research is influencing policymakers, improving people’s lives and finding solutions to the problems of the 21st century. Wherever you’ve come from and wherever you’re planning to get to, LJMU can help you find your place in the world.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

25%
75%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
10%
84%
6%

Year 1

10%
73%
17%

Year 2

7%
93%

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 83%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

80%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

65%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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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
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
339 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 £16.3k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

19%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

19%

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 94%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

77%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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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
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
324 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
93% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £16.6k MED
Graduates who are other administrative occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

18%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

11%

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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