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Oxford Brookes University

Communications, Media and Culture and Film Studies

UCAS Code: PP39
BA/BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Subjects
  • Media studies
  • Others in mass communications & documentation
Student score
Not Available
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% employed or in further study
92% MED
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Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This is a combined honours course, where you study Communications, Media and Culture alongside Film Studies. Communications, Media and Culture is structured around the three key themes of communication, media and culture in contemporary society and will develop your skills as an effective communicator. You can specialise in one theme or engage in all three, according to your interests and career ambitions. Oxford is a media and communications hotspot. It is home to numerous cultural institutions, has a flourishing new media industry, and is one of the worldâ??s leading centres for publishing. Film Studies combines the history, theory and practice of cinema. You will study film analysis and criticism alongside practical work on scriptwriting and video production, and gain valuable insight into the workings of the film industry. A key feature of the course is a work placement option. You will be taught by a team of film specialists and industry professionals with different national and cultural backgrounds, whose diverse research expertise is reflected in the breadth and scope of the curriculum.

Modules

Communication, Media and Culture: Year 1: Understanding Communication; Understanding Media; Understanding Culture; Academic Literacies: CMC. Years 2 and 3: Communication, Culture and Organisations; Critical Media Literacies; Design for Online Communication; Intercultural Communication; Persuasive Communication; Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching; Digital Media and Youth Identities; Writing Technologies; Publishing in the Digital Age; Publishing Media Workflow; Cultures of Publishing; Forensic Linguistics; Analysing English Language; Language, Culture and Globalisation; Culture, Gender and Sexuality; Cities and Society; Digital Product; Print and Society; Citizen Journalism and Civic Engagement; Popular Music in Society; Branded Communication; TV Newsroom Production; Subject to Culture; Film and Media Journalism; Research Methods; Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Schools; Science and Humanity; Religion, Philosophy and the Body; Audiences, Users and Producers; Subject to Discourse; Advanced Video Production. Film Studies: Year 1: Key Issues in Film Studies I and II; The Film Industry; Film Form and Technical Skills; Introduction to Scriptwriting; Popular Cinema; Film and Popular Music - Listening Skills. Year 2 and 3: Film Theory: Critical Approaches to Film; Hollywood and Europe; Dissertation in Film Studies; Scriptwriting: Advanced Level; Issues in World Cinema; Work Placement in Film Studies; British Cinema: Industry and Text; Film Production; Stars and Audiences; Screening Realism; Contemporary Japanese Cinema; Film Festivals and Exhibition; Special Subject (eg Forensics in Popular Film and Television); Independent Study in Film.

Oxford Brookes University

Undergraduate Centre

Set in a historic student city, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK's leading modern universities and enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation, as well as strong links with business and industry. Away from your studies, Oxford Brookes Students' Union has an agreement with the people behind O2 Academy venues to provide exclusive student entertainment in Oxford.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
21%
79%

Year 1

15%
85%

Year 2

13%
81%
6%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
100%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
22% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
66% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
310 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

13%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
No employment commentary for this subject
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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