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Loughborough University

Communication and Media Studies

UCAS Code: P90A

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB (General Studies accepted)

Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

This qualification is accepted in combination with other qualifications. For details please contact Loughborough University

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 points with 6 6 5 at HL

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB, plus majority B grades in Highers

UCAS Tariff

104-136

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Information services

Based within the award winning Department of Social Science, this exciting course takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of media and communication. The degree enables students to explore different aspects of the subject according to their own intellectual interests and career aspirations.

Although the course is not a practice based degree it does provide students with a wide range of general and specialist skills relevant to a wide variety of jobs related to communications, from working in the media industries or working in marketing and advertising to managing public relations in a company.

Modules

Year 1:
Areas studied include communication and media,
research methods, study skills, media landscapes,
critical viewings, and texts and audiences.
Year 2:
Areas studied include media, identity and inequality,
critical viewings of film, media and social change,
social research methods, and advertising, public
relations and society.
Optional placement/study year:
Salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.
Final year:
Areas studied include a dissertation, critical viewings of
television and documentaries, presenting media debates
and digital media and society.

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out using a number of different methods. The type of method depends on the nature of the module. Methods include:

Examinations, Essays, Reports, Presentations, In-class tests, Multiple choice examinations, Independent work exercises, Dissertation.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

Social Sciences

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.

88%
med
Information services

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.

Information services

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

98%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
95%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate
394

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Information services

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

95%
med
Employed or in further education
69%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
21%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
6%
Information technology technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Information services covers a broad range of degree options including librarianship and museum studies, which are usually only taken by a small number of students at first degree level. These areas tend to be much more popular at postgraduate level - and with a lot of competition for jobs in libraries and museums, most (but not all) of these jobs go to holders of Masters qualifications. However, many industries are increasingly looking for professionals skilled in managing data and information - so there are related jobs to be had with just a first degree and starting salaries are actually a little above average for this subject.

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