What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers82%
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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At Sussex, you are taught by researchers who produce books, articles, documentaries and films that influence media studies, media policy, media law and media ethics. Together, they will help you develop an understanding of the role media plays in shaping the political, social and cultural world, equipping you with the skills to pursue your chosen career.
Year 1 core modules: debates in media studies a; digital environment; everyday life: ordinary and extraordinary; questioning the media a. Options: creative production: digital media; creative production: photography; creative production: sound; creative production: video; film analysis: Hollywood narrative and style; music and site specific art; popular music cultures; working with film. Year 2 core modules: news, politics and power a. Options: advertising and social change a; American cinema b; creative media: animation 1; creative media: digital media; creative media: documentary video; creative media: photography; creative media: script writing; creative media: sound; culture, race and ethnicity; digital cultures b; gender, space and culture; industry projects; journalism and crisis b; locating cinema: British cinema b; media, memory, history; music, stage and screen 1: from opera to film; music, stage and screen 2: film, musical and music theatre; professional media practice; sound, culture and society; sound, culture and society; the allure of things; theory taste and trash b; TV: fictions and entertainments a; TV: fictions and entertainments b. Year 3 options: adaptation: filming fiction; alternative cinemas; class and popular culture; comedy and cultural belonging; consuming passions; creative project; documentary, reality TV and 'real lives'; globalisation and communication; Hollywood comedian comedy; Hollywood industry and imaginary; media, publics and protest; music, media and culture; race and ethnicity in popular cinema 1; sexualities and the cinema; social media and critical practice; the musical; the politics of representation; viewing women.
Sussex is a small campus uni set in the beautiful South Downs, right on the doorstep of the vibrant seaside resort of Brighton. You can study on the beach or just soak up the sun on campus, but hold on to your ice-cream because the seagulls are infamously cheeky! Did you know our pirate society was recently listed as one of the 10 weirdest societies in the country?
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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