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London Metropolitan University

Media and Communications

UCAS Code: PPH9

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Typical offer BBC (112 UCAS points) in three or more A levels.

Access to HE Diploma

D:6,M:24,P:15

Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. QAA accredited course required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths at standard level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,D,D

A minimum of 114 UCAS points to include four passes (grade C) at higher level in a related subject.

UCAS Tariff

112
78%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4.0 years | Part-time | 2019

3.0 years | Full-time | 2019

Subject

Media and communication studies

**Why study this course?**

Taught by world-leading researchers with integrated media practice learning, this course allows you to gain a critical understanding of the role media play in social, economic, political and cultural life. You'll develop your expertise and practical skills in areas such as media, journalism, community radio, documentary making and advertising.

**More about this course**

Explore the relationship between the media and culture, identity and lifestyle, and globalisation with this degree. Combining media production and media analysis, you’ll study television, film, the internet, the press, popular music, social media and media audiences, as well as having the opportunity to develop your own media practice in photography, filmmaking and audio production.

This course will provide you with a critical understanding of the role media plays in social, economic, political and cultural life. You'll be taught by world-leading researchers and given presentations from industry experts and practitioners.

We organise regular lectures and presentations by industry experts and practitioners and educational visits to places like the London Film Festival and the British Board of Film Classification.

**What our students say**

"I have really enjoyed this course. Being able to work with different companies outside of the University due to being on my course has been a major highlight."
National Student Survey (NSS)

Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Approaches to Film and Television (core, 30 credits)
Developing Your Career (core, 15 credits)
Introduction to Digital Media (core, 15 credits)
Media Genres (core, 30 credits)
Media Histories (core, 30 credits)
Moving Image and Sound Practice (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Cultural and Creative Industries (core, 15 credits)
Media and Communities (core, 30 credits)
Researching Media Audiences (core, 15 credits)
Television Studies (core, 30 credits)
Crime and the Media (option, 15 credits)
Digital Humanities (option, 15 credits)
Documentary Photography and Photography Journalism (option, 15 credits)
Youth Culture and the Media (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Globalisation and the Media (core, 15 credits)
Media and Communication Dissertation (core, 30 credits)
Media, Culture and Identity (core, 30 credits)
Media, Power and Politics (core, 15 credits)
Analysing Popular Music (option, 15 credits)
Digital Media and Media and Communications Work Placement (option, 15 credits), Digital Video Post-Production (option, 15 credits)
Documentary Filmmaking (option, 15 credits)
Situation Comedies (option, 15 credits)

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through essays, reports, poster presentations, creative media work, individual and group research projects, and a final dissertation with regular supportive feedback.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

Creative Technologies and Digital Media

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

54%
low
Media and communication studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

50%
Staff make the subject interesting
55%
Staff are good at explaining things
66%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

60%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
33%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Media and communication studies

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