What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
104-112 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels.
104-112 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers96%
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.
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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WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? Media is pervasive and as such it influences our perception of the world and our place in it. You will explore various forms of media from the web to television, investigating media as sources of information, entertainment and identity and its evolution from the early days of the press to the digital age. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE In addition you can gain practical skills in media writing for public relations or press and script writing for film or television. You will also have the opportunity to gain real life experience on an optional placement year. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? If you are interested in exploring media in its various forms and have aspirations to work in an industry that has roles ranging from public relations officer to production manager, assistant publicist to video producer, then this is the course for you. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED Develop and perfect your communication and research skills making you an asset to a range of potential employers. You will also have excellent writing and critical thinking abilities. AFTER THE COURSE Careers our graduates have gone on to pursue include journalism, publishing, new media development, PR and marketing and media research.
The first year covers several central topics and begins your training in the skills and techniques you’ll be using throughout your course. You will be taught by specialist staff with strong research interests across a range of media. The second year allows you to start to specialise in the areas that interest you most. Choose to focus on specific media forms, practise your production skills and spotlight on certain topics. In the final year you will have the freedom to tailor your studies to your particular areas of interest. You will choose from a selection of optional topics ranging from comedy to British drama and you’ll have the choice between a dissertation or production/writing project to round off the course.
Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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English Language and Literature
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