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Nottingham Trent University

Communication & Society and Global Studies

UCAS Code: PL9X

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


104 UCAS Tariff points from up to four qualifications (two of which must be A-level equivalent).

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 GCSE Maths grade C/4

104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and up to two qualifications.

104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and three qualifications (one of which must be A-level equivalent).

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Social sciences (non-specific)

Information services

Joint Honours degrees offer you the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that genuinely interest you. Youll be able to shape your study according to your strengths, interests and career ambitions. This dynamic degree has been designed to prepare you with essential skills and knowledge that employers are seeking, such as; critical analysis, excellent written communication and a proactive attitude. Communication and Society will help you to debate about the many reasons as to why our personalities, technologies and societies are continuously undergoing transformations. The course will draw on areas of history and philosophy to understand and you'll analyse theoretical and practical aspects of communication. Global Studies will give you the opportunity to focus on developing an understanding of pressing social, cultural and political crises.This course enables you to gain an in-depth understanding of pressing global issues whilst critically analysing the importance of communication from national and international perspectives. COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY will allow you to examine the rapidly changing transformations of society, people and technologies. You'll also examine the evolving media through which communication takes place. Youll examine communication between individuals, groups, organisations, humanity and nature through the use of theoretical insights and practical aspects of communication. GLOBAL STUDIES at NTU enables you to engage with the world as a global citizen and to incorporate world relevance into your degree. You'll focus on developing an understanding of the global dimensions of social, cultural, political and economic issues. This course is ideal for you if you have an interest in current global crises such as; migration, conflict, inequality, food security and the everyday experiences of people living in globalised communities. This degree will help you to gain transferable and global workplace skills which many employers are seeking. You'll secure global citizen competencies such as being proactive, good planning and organisation skills. Our Communications and Society course will enable you to critically think about the different ways our societies, personalities and technologies are evolving within a globalised world. 100% of our communication & society joint honours undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2015-16). Many of our recent undergraduates have secured roles within: lecturing, information technology, personnel management, media professions and TESOL.

Modules

You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of modules such as: Introducing Media Communications: Publicity, Persuasion and Propaganda • Foundations in Global Studies • Media and Culture in Asia • Global Citizenship • Development in the 21st Century • Researching Global Experience • Digital Identities: The Politics of Communication in the Globalised World.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Clifton Campus

Department:

School of Arts and Humanities

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Social sciences (non-specific)

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Information services

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

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.

Social sciences (non-specific)

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.

0%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This section covers a range of subjects that are often very different, so if you have a particular course in mind, the data here might not fully reflect the possible outcomes from your particular choice. Graduates from these subjects tend to do similar sorts of things to graduates from other social studies courses, so welfare and community roles are common, as are education, whilst graduates also often go into management, marketing and HR jobs and jobs in the police, and employment rates are good in general — but talk to course tutors and attend open days and try to get stats for the course you’re interested in.

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.

97%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Other elementary services occupations
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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