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University of Salford

Media Technology

UCAS Code: HW64
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

88-104

% applicants receiving offers

82%

Subjects
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
  • Drama
Student score
59% LOW
64% LOW
% employed or in further study
84% LOW
87% LOW
Average graduate salary
£17.5k LOW
£16k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Ohter acceptable A levels: Theatre Studies (practical/technical side i.e. Lighting), Media Studies, Film Studies, ICT, Media: Communication and Production, Multimedia and Web design. (Mathematics or Physics or Electronics or Information & Communication Technology at grade C).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Mathematics and Physics.

BTEC Diploma
MMM

Mathematics or Physics bias

BTEC Certificate
DD

Mathematics or Physics bias

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMM

International Baccalaureate
28

Mathematics and Physics

UCAS tariff points
88-104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 88-104 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

82%

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

Not available

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

3 good reasons to study Media Technology at Salford: High demand for graduates with broad technical skills. Merge engineering theory with production know-how and practical course work. Opportunities to work on programmes for Channel M. The rapid growth in communications, High Definition, internet and mobile technologies has created a demand for graduates with broad technical skills, specifically in operational technical areas, systems design, broadcast engineering and networked media technology. This Media Technology course will enable you to learn the theory of video, audio, IT and IP practice in the broadcast and cinema industry, radio, TV and internet-delivered media. The course merges this engineering theory with production know-how and practical course work. There are plenty of opportunities to work on programmes for Channel M which broadcasts on the Sky network across Europe. By the time you graduate, you will be familiar with broadcast and cinema methods of working and a broad range of technical skills.

Modules

Year 1: audio and video signals theory; audio and video signals practice; broadcast technology and communications history; communications and mathematics modelling; multimedia programming and electronics; multimedia and studio operations design. Year 2 media technology pathway: introduction to systems design; acquisitions and tapeless workflows; transmission and signals theory; media workflows for broadcast and cinema; studio operations and audio post production; studio operations and production techniques. Mobile internet pathway: introduction to systems design acquisitions and tapeless workflows; transmission and signals theory; media workflows for broadcast and cinema; mobile and internet television communications; mobile and internet television streaming. Year 3 core modules: major project; systems integration; high definition in cinema and outside broadcast production. Electives: mobile broadcasting and systems; sound design for broadcast and cinema; streaming edit workflows for broadcast and cinema.

University of Salford

On campus

The University of Salford is hugely diverse and multicultural with a focus on practical experience and skills. We have fantastic connections with ITV and the BBC at the newly opened MediaCityUK complex, making for a highly engaging and creative student experience. The Students' Union has amazing opportunities in activities and volunteering and offers tonnes of support.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
28%
72%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

14%
86%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
25%
75%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

33%
67%

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 54%
Student score 59% LOW
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

63%

Library resources are satisfactory

79%

Feedback on work has been helpful

53%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

76%

Received sufficient advice and support

69%

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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
30% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
13% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
346 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% 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 84% LOW
Average graduate salary £17.5k LOW
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

23%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

11%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession has made things difficult for graduates in this subject and you would normally expect a lower unemployment rate – but most graduates do get jobs quite quickly after university, and starting salaries are pretty good. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the oil and gas industries, electronics and the car and aerospace industries. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification – this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.
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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 64% LOW
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

76%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

59%

Staff are good at explaining things

82%

Received sufficient advice and support

72%

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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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
66% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
319 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
94% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% 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 87% LOW
Average graduate salary £16k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Drama is a very popular degree subject – in 2012, over 5,800 degrees were awarded to UK graduates. With so many graduates around, jobs in acting are very sought-after and often gained through personal contacts, so be prepared to practise your people skills. But there are lots of roles in the arts for drama graduates, in direction, production, design, journalism and PR. The skills taught by drama courses can be useful elsewhere – a lot of the economy can use people who can perform and present in front of others, and so drama graduates can be found in teaching, management, advertising, project and events organisation and community work. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' – having several part-time jobs or commissions at once – over one in ten drama graduates last year had more than one job on the go at once after six months.
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