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Solent University (Southampton)

English and Media with Placement

UCAS Code: QPH3

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

From two completed A levels.

In combination with other qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

M:45,P:15

60 Credits overall with 45 Merit level credits and 15 at Pass.

In combination with other qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

In combination with other qualifications

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

In combination with other qualifications

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

In combination with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

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

D*D*

In combination with other qualifications

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

DMM

In combination with other qualifications

UCAS Tariff

112

From 2 A levels or equivalent qualification, BTEC Extended Diploma DMM, BTEC Diploma D*D*. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview / and or portfolio. Please contact for further details.

In combination with other qualifications

100%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

English literature

Media and communication studies

Got a passion for English? Looking for a degree that can open up a wide range of professional careers? Southampton Solent Universitys English and media degree programme combines two versatile subjects to create an excellent foundation for careers in marketing, PR, post-production, journalism, publishing and much more.Southampton Solent Universitys English and media programme encourages students to think in new and imaginative ways about fiction, drama, poetry and language, as well as providing practical media training.Taught by knowledgeable researchers and industry professionals, students examine western and non-western cultural contexts and the significance of media and literature in shaping identity, ideology, representations and politics all the time discussing the contrasts and similarities between the two arts.Learners also study the literary greats and hone their writing skills through assessed exercises and group projects. These skills can then feed into practical digital media, video, radio and photographic production projects.Students are encouraged to work with others on these projects, mirroring professional working practises and teaching students to effectively work with students from other creative disciplines.English and media at Solent aims to combine real-world experience with creative and technical teaching. As such, students are supported as they look for work experience. Past students have been involved in producing audio-visual content at Glastonbury music festival and Cowes Week sailing regatta to name just a few.

Modules

Year one*Core units*Cultural Fragments*Adapting the Novel*Making and Reading Poetry*Writing with Power: Professional Practice in English*Video Production: Craft and Process*Audio Production: Craft and Process*Editing and Post-Production*Year two*Core units
*Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: The Early Moderns*Playtexts in Context*Empire and Industry in 19th-Century Literature*The Business of Independent Publishing*Producing II: Research and Methods*Options*Documentary Audio*Documentary Video*Imagining Reality: Audio Production*Imagining Reality: Video Production*Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.
*Year three*Core units*Final Year Project*Shock Value*Representing Gender and Sexuality*Options*Radical Re-readings*Work Experience
*On the Road: An Introduction to Travel Narrative *Minority Experiences in American Literature*Criminal Texts*Freelancing at Solent Creatives*Curriculum Plus*Creative Business Start-up
*Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed primarily through examinations, research projects, presentations, coursework and your professional portfolio.

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
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Business, Law and Communications School

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.

88%
high
English literature
75%
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.

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

73%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Media studies

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

84%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
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
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
3%
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.

English 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.

£16,618
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Teaching and educational professionals
12%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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
95%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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.

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

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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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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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