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Nottingham Trent University

Communication & Society and Linguistics

UCAS Code: LQ31

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

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Media and communication studies

Cultural studies

Communication & Society and Linguistics are two subjects that have a natural synergy. You'll become aware of the way that Communication & Society allow us to make sense of the ongoing transformations which our personalities, technologies and societies are undergoing. The in-depth knowledge of language and the social functions which it provides will enhance and directly influence your understanding of human communications and identity. This course is ideal for anyone who is interested in communication and the structure of language, the meaning of language and the social functions of language. Linguistics at NTU has a 91% student satisfaction rate (NSS 2019).

LINGUISTICS is the study of human language. The course is in the UK's Top 20 for student satisfaction (NSS 2019). This course will equip you with the vital tools needed to analyse language and to carry out your own research. You will become aware of the immense power that our language has to construct and to constrain meaning. To study this course we will not expect you to have prior knowledge of grammar; foreign languages; or technical terminology. Linguistics will provide you with the knowledge to analyse language on a deep scale to understand the power that language has to construct meaning in societies. You'll examine the latest developments in clinical linguistics, media discourse, child language acquisition and research in languages and gender. COMMUNICATION & 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.

This course will provide you with the necessary tools which are needed to understand various communications, societies and the ability to construct meaning of language and to carry out your own research. You'll develop effective theoretical and practical communication, critical thinking, problem solving techniques and analytical skills. Our recent graduates have gone on to work in; social work, healthcare, finance, customer and public relations, journalism and broadcasting. 100% of our Linguistics joint honours undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2016/17).

Modules

You’ll choose from a broad range of modules which may include: Language in Context • Face-to-Face to Facebook: Understanding Communication in an Age of New Media • Applying Methods in Linguistics • Communication Disorders • Phonetics • Advertising, Public Relations and Journalism 1 • Clinical Pragmatics.

The Uni


Course location:

Clifton Campus

Department:

School of Arts and Humanities

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.

82%
high
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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

85%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

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.

Media studies

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
18%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Customer service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Only a small number of students study courses within this catch-all subject area, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at any stats. Marketing and PR were the most likely jobs for graduates from these courses, but it's sensible to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course, and what previous graduates did.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
8%
Protective service occupations
8%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

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

Media and communication studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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