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Nottingham Trent University

Communication & Society and Media

UCAS Code: LP33

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

Entry requirements


104 UCAS Tariff points from four A-Levels (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 A-Level or equivalent qualifications.

104 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate and up to three A-Levels or equivalent qualifications

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104
95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Media and communication studies

Cultural studies

If you have an interest in communications, society and media then this course is ideal for you. It allows you to tailor your study to your strengths, interest and career ambitions. By combining these two subjects you can give your degree an industry flare that will help you to stand out within the graduate employment market. This popular degree combines theoretical approaches to media with opportunities to learn practical media skills. Communication & Society and Media has an 100% student satisfaction rate (NSS 2019).

MEDIA at NTU is in the UK's Top 5 for student satisfaction (NSS 2019). The course offers a diverse mixture of theoretical and practical approaches to the media and helps you to enhance your skills and passion for the rapidly evolving and dynamic field. You'll learn from industry professionals who are researching cutting edge aspects of media culture and who will be able to provide your studies with a range of interesting media texts from social networking sites through to anti-globalisation movements. You'll learn from industry professionals who are currently exploring cutting-edge research and who will examine media cultures from social networking sites through to globalisation movements and computer gaming. You’ll also investigate the media’s role in relation to communication. 100% of students would recommend studying BA (Hons) Communication & Society and Media (NSS 2019).

NTU’s COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY course will encourage you to make sense of the transformations which our societies, technologies and personalities are undergoing. Throughout the course you'll examine communication between individuals, groups, organisations and humanity. The core aspect of this course draws on Psychology and Sociology, and also includes aspects of Philosophy, History and Anthropology. This course will provide you with a wide range of skills and knowledge to match the broad selection of career prospects. You'll develop; excellent written and oral communication, critical analysis skills, a variety of IT skills, develop team working skills and time management skills. The real life projects that students have undergone with the support of influential organisations has led to the success of many graduates forging exciting careers within well-known and small to medium sized companies. Recent COMMUNICATION & SOCIETY AND MEDIA graduates have also gone on to work in graduate-level positions with; the BBC, Sky, Brit Asia TV, Channel 5 and IBM. Many of our graduates have also chosen to undertake further study on one of our masters-level courses or MPhil and PhD research degrees. 90% of our Communication and Society and Media 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: Face-to-Face to Facebook: Understanding Communication in an Age of New Media • Introducing Media Communications: Publicity, Persuasion& Propaganda • Advertising, Public Relations & Journalism • Home & Cultural Identity • Humanity in the Natural World • Cultural Policy • Alternative Media Practice.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,900
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


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.

79%
med
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
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
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
88%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
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.

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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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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