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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Media studies
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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Scottish Highers
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BTEC Diploma
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UCAS tariff points

A levels required; 2 A levels in related subjects. BTEC/Access required; A BTEC National or a full Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required; 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 64 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

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% applicants receiving offers


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.

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Tuition fee & financial support


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

To keep pace with the fast-changing media environment, the Media Studies degree at UCP is changing from September 2016. The degree, which is validated by Anglia Ruskin University, already equips students for a career in the media industry, but from September it will reflect changes in digital and online technology, as well as introducing more practical production elements. These changes will make the degree more suitable for students who want to explore all aspects of media production, with an increased emphasis on practical learning, reflecting the significant vocational nature of this subject.The degree will continue to look at the theory behind media – encouraging students to critically examine such subjects as popular culture, society, technology, and youth culture. With access to the fully equipped technical facilities at the Media & Journalism Centre in the heart of Peterborough, the degree is taught by industry professionals who are specialists in their chosen field. As a result of these changes, the Media Studies degree course at UCP will be better equipped to help students understand how media is produced in all its different forms.


Year one core modules Media, Culture and Society Introduction to Video Introduction to Radio and Audio Production Theorising Popular Culture Introduction to TV Studies Media and Technology Introduction to Desktop Publishing Year two core modules Digital Media Theory TV Genre Documentary Film Theory Radio Production Language and Image Digital Media Practice and Creative Computing Teenage Kicks: Youth Culture and Media Media Identity and Difference Non Fiction Filmmaking Year three core modules Undergraduate Major Project Independent Film Practice Part Digital Publishing Working in Film and Media Contemporary TV Independent Radio Practice

University Centre Peterborough

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With University Centre Peterborough you don't have to go far to go a long way. The University Centre offers a broad portfolio of courses covering a range of subject areas and we are rapidly developing specialisms in a number of key areas. Being based on the College's Park Crescent campus, we are ideally located for Peterborough city centre.

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What do the numbers say for

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

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Who studies this subject?

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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?

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Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK has a world-class media industry in film, print and broadcast media, worth billions to the economy, and employing thousands of new graduates every year, so it's hardly surprising that ambitious and talented graduates want to work in it. But be realistic — this is a highly-sought after industry and jobs are amongst the most competitive around. If you want to be a star in front of the camera or in print, you might want to look at other options. Media studies graduates are much the most likely graduates to get into the media industry (in 2015, one in five grads entering the film industry, and one in four getting jobs in TV or film production had a media studies degree) and they’re more likely to be in crucial roles directing, producing, or operating sound or video equipment, or in media research or marketing roles. Self-employment and freelancing is more common than for most degrees, so that may be something to prepare for.
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