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University of Huddersfield

Media Studies

UCAS Code: A134

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Media and communication studies

**Our degree in Media Studies has been designed to reflect the challenges and opportunities of rapidly changing digital media. This programme helps you build creative, technical and analytical skills reflecting the multiple demands of careers in media and creative industries and beyond as thinkers, makers and creators alike!**

Media and communication are the lifeblood of our society, culture and democracy. We get our news from television or Twitter in moments of crisis, we rely on the cinema or video streaming platforms for our entertainment, and we connect to others and construct an image of ourselves on social media. The programme examines a range of contemporary phenomena from celebrity to gaming culture, from user participation to social media.

Why study Media Studies at Huddersfield?

- You will be supported by Internationally recognised professors conducting cutting-edge research, leading media professionals and practitioners

- You will study in industry-standard facilities

- You will create your own news broadcasts, podcasts and radio shows, magazine and newspaper reports

- Opportunities to gain work experience on media industry placements including the optional year-long professional placement year

- The vast range of optional modules means you can tailor your degree to match your exact career ambitions

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Technology
Texts
Users
Industries
Video and Audio Production
Writing for the Media and Storytelling

Year 2
Core modules:
Participatory Media and Fans
Methods in Media, Communication and Journalism Research
Media Work

Option modules:
Choose up to three from a list which may include:
Making Film and Television
Digital Radio and Audio Production
Sports Broadcasting – Commentary and Writing
Magazine Design and Production
Promotional Culture and PR
Planet/Hollywood: Contemporary Global Cinema
Sport, Media and Culture
Reporting and Writing

Year 3 - optional placement or study abroad year

Final Year
Core modules:
Dissertation / Practice Dissertation
Media Industry Project

Students who have successfully completed the Work Placement Year replace the Media Industry Project with one additional option module.

Option modules:
Choose three from a list which may include:
Video Games and Culture
Journalism Innovation
Video Shorts: Music, Advertising and Short film
Digital Media, Data and Analysis
Fantasy, Horror and Cult Film
Stars and Celebrity
Branding and Advertising
The Multi-Platform Newsroom
Writing Techniques Across Media (Transmedia Writing)
Political Reporting
Investigative Journalism
Media Policy, Law and Ethics

Assessment methods

We use a variety of assessments, including video shorts, podcasts, newsroom days, audience research portfolios, essays, production pitches, data analytics, presentations, and dissertation. This allows you the ability to tailor your degree to fit your passions, interests and strengths.

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
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Music Humanities and Media- General

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.

77%
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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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
98%
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

88%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
98%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

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Average annual salary
98%
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Employed or in further education
83%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Media professionals
14%
Other elementary services occupations
11%
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.

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.

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£16k

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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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