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University of Leicester

Media and Society

UCAS Code: PL33

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

with a minimum of 16 points at HL.

Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

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

DDM

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

UCAS Tariff

128

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

82%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Media and communication studies

Sociology

Are you looking for a joint degree which keeps you grounded in media studies but also lets you pursue Sociology? Then, the BA Media and Society is designed for you! It is a three year, full-time, campus-based degree programme which draws together the core content of media studies and sociology (i.e. BA Media and Communication and the BA Sociology). It will enable you to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the key debates, concepts and methods that inform and underpin the study of the media and society.

Modules

The first year modules require no previous knowledge of media or sociology. It is an introductory year that provides the foundation for the second and third year when you can choose more specialised modules. In Year 2, you will build upon the knowledge gained in the first year and explore some exciting contemporary media and sociology topics. You will also study the key research methods and approaches used for analysing media content, media organizations and media audiences, and you will gain advanced knowledge of doing social research and studying sociological topics and theories. In this year you have the chance to participate in an international exchange programme in which you can choose to study abroad. The third year is where you get a chance to specialise further in a chosen area of your interest! You will study a selection of media and sociology optional modules that explore different aspects of contemporary media and society. Please see our website for further details.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of essays, exams, reviews and presentations. You will complete a 8,000-10,000 word dissertation project in your third year.

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

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leicester

Department:

Media and Communication and Sociology

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.

72%
med
Media and communication studies
78%
med
Sociology

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

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
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

83%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

34%
UK students
66%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

Sociology

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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
90%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

91%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
13%
Media professionals
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.

Sociology

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.

£17,500
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Protective service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

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.

£15k

£15k

£20k

£20k

£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.

Sociology

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

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

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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