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University of Roehampton

Media, Culture and Identity and Photography

UCAS Code: PW36
BA/BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA/BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Media studies
  • Cinematics & photography
Student score
76% MED
69% LOW
% employed or in further study
93% MED
96% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£17k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

(Any Humanities subject or Social Science).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D*

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
25

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

75%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

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

â?¢ Gain valuable experience with leading cultural organisations. Recent examples have included The Natural History Museum and Marie Claire magazine. â?¢ Roehampton is ranked the top London university for Film, production and Photography (Guardian University Guide 2016). â?¢ Teaching staff actively research or have recent commercial photography experience. â?¢ High specification equipment and studio facilities, including an industry-standard medium format digital camera. â?¢ Roehampton is ranked the best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015) and the most research-intensive modern university in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2015).

Modules

Media, Culture and Identity Year 1: news media. Optional modules: visual culture; media, culture and identity; media and society; from mass media to multimedia. Year 2: research methods for communications and culture. Optional modules: studying popular culture; employability for the creative industries; screening gender; global trends in television; introduction to radio. Year 3: dissertation. Optional modules: work placement; doing visual research in media and culture; madness and metaphor (culture on the edge); popular journalism and tabloid culture; emotions in culture. Photography Year 1: photography and genre; photography, truth and fiction; photography practice (core skills). Year 2: photography and the home; photography and commodity culture. Optional modules; identity and difference: dividing selves; photojournalism and documentary practices; landscape and mapping space; career preparation; image, text, practice; photography, archive and memory. Year 3: project proposal; independent project. Optional modules: contemporary photographic practices; portfolio development; work placement.

University of Roehampton

Campus building

The University of Roehampton is a friendly, modern, vibrant learning community set on a beautiful and historic campus in south-west London, near Richmond Park. The stunning 54-acre campus is only 30 minutes from the West End and 15 minutes bus ride to the vibrant centres of Putney, Hammersmith and Richmond.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
18%
82%

Year 1

23%
77%

Year 2

15%
85%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
17%
45%
38%

Year 1

17%
50%
33%

Year 2

20%
47%
33%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 85%
Student score 76% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

70%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
79% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
240 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
53% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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?

% employed or in further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are media professionals

10%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

16%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

14%

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, so it's hardly surprising that ambitious and talented graduates want to work in it. But be realistic – some parts of the industry have struggled during the recession 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 the most likely graduates to get into the media industry (in 2012, one in seven grads entering the media had a media studies degree) but they’re more likely to be directing, or operating sound or video equipment, or researching.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 70%
Student score 69% LOW
Able to access IT resources

77%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

78%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

61%

Staff are good at explaining things

80%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
288 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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?

% employed or in further study 96% HIGH
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

10%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

18%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's been a difficult recession for this subject, so unemployment rates are currently looking quite high overall, with salaries on the lower side – and recovery may be long and slow for these graduates. But even despite the figures, most graduates are working after six months, and the most common jobs are in the arts – as photographers, audio-visual technicians, operators and designers, as directors, as artists and as graphic designers. Training in presenting sound and graphics is useful in other industries as well, so you can find graduates in advertising, in business management, in events management and in web design and IT. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' – having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.
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