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Nottingham Trent University

Media and International Relations

UCAS Code: LP23

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
75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Media and communication studies

International relations

Joint Honours degrees give you the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that genuinely interest you. You’ll be able to shape your study according to your strengths, interests and career ambitions. If you have an interest in both Media and International relations then this joint honours degree is the perfect choice for you. This course will equip you with vital skills to work in a diverse international relations role or in a more dynamic communications role. The course will also allow you to explore various current affairs which have an impact on international politics and the media.

MEDIA at NTU is a popular degree which combines theoretical approaches to media with opportunities to learn practical media skills.The course is in the UK's top 5 for student satisfaction (NSS 2019). This media 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. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS will provide you with fundamental knowledge about key issues which control international politics and current world issues. This aspect of the course will enable you to make critical and informed choices. The dynamic aspect of this joint honours course will help you to enhance your awareness of the different processes that shape our worlds in regards to complexity and connections.

This course will introduce you to a wide and exciting range of fields in the public and private sectors. You'll broaden your skill base by developing links with influential organisations, learn how to make informed decisions and how these decisions then impact a range of levels. You'll be able to critically analyse media texts, enhance your communication skills and you'll develop high quality media production skills. This joint honours degree is taught through a range of lectures, workshops, and tutorials. You'll be assessed through a mixture of coursework essays, in class tests and examinations. Our recent graduates have gone on to work in exciting roles within a variety of organisations including, international aid agencies and the United Nations. Other students have followed career choices within journalism, marketing and public relations. 98% of our International Relations joint honours undergraduates are in work or other 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: Understanding Media and Culture • Foundations & Challenges to Politics & International Relations • Theorising Media & Culture • Client-Led Media Practices • Home & Cultural Identity • Global Political Economy • Change & World Order: International Institutions & Non-State Actors • Cultural Policy • Advanced Media Practice • Hyperpower Politics: The USA • States, Nationalism & Identity.

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
84%
high
International relations

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

Politics

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
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

91%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

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.

Politics

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.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The numbers of people taking politics degrees fell sharply last year and we'll keep an eye on this one - it can't really be because of graduates getting poor outcomes as politics grads do about as well as graduates on average. Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Jobs in local and central government are also important. Other popular jobs include marketing and PR, youth and community work, finance roles, HR and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Because so many graduates get jobs in the civil service, a lot of graduates find themselves in London after graduating. Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in five politics graduates go on to take another course - usually a one-year Masters - after they finish their degrees.

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.

International relations

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

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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