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Bachelor of Media (Hons)
Bachelor of Media (Hons)

Bachelor of Media (Hons)

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  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • Grade 4/C in English and 4/D Mathematics.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 58 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 79 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

In today’s fast-paced media world, people with the ability to write, design and harness new technologies are in high demand.

Studying our BA Media degree will equip you with a portfolio of practical skills as well as a theoretical and critical understanding of Media. Our industry-focused approach, combining theory and practice, will help build your confidence, give you the  communication and technological skills required for the industry and help you plan your career.

You’ll learn how to design your own app proposal, build and edit brilliant websites and create a hard-hitting ad campaign, including PR. You’ll also learn what makes a good news story or feature, and how to write one. Using industry standard software and equipment, our professionally-experienced academics and researchers will help you develop skills across divergent platforms and for different audiences.

These hands-on skills will be underpinned by an understanding of the global media industry, and the legal and ethical contexts of your work. In your first year you’ll explore Global Media and Society, looking at who owns the news, at the influence of the BBC and commercial entities such as Sky and Murdoch’s News Corporation, and consider issues such as fake news.

Other core modules (courses) include introductions to Media Communications and Visual Communications – how to use text and graphics to reach key audiences – while you’ll gain technical skills through Photoshop or animation projects.

In your second year you’ll learn key research methods and skills including how to conduct interviews and run focus groups, and how to pitch to different client groups. You’ll explore radio journalism and social media, while a module on App Design will help you understand the commercial potential for your ideas.

If you’re into music, film, food or travel, you’ll have opportunities to create magazine layouts and pdfs for online publications on whatever subject interests you. A video option will give you the chance to create a brand for a product or service.

In your final year you’ll develop and refine your ideas and skills further. Whether you’re keen to work in web design, social media, customer relations, PR or advertising, the skills you’ve gained will prepare you to be tomorrow’s creative entrepreneurs, confident in using different platforms to get ahead in your chosen career.

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.  

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Introduction to Media Communications, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Introduction to Journalism, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Journalism, Law and Ethics, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Global Media and Society, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Sound and Image Storytelling, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Visual Communication, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Becoming a Writer, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Introduction to Film Criticism, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Genre Fiction: Building Worlds, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Language in the Media, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Introduction to English Linguistics 1, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Genre, Style and Stars, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Radio Journalism, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Research Methods in Media Communications, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Mobile Media Design, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Magazine Design, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Video Feature, 15 Credits, Optional
  • The Publishing Industry, 15 Credits, Optional
  • New Media Branding, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Employability Skills, 15 Credits, Optional
  • How Journalism Changed the World: from Watergate to Social Media and Fake News, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Professional Practice Publishing Project, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Music, Celebrity and Media, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Creating a PR Campaign, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Web Design for Media Professionals, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Advertising, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Corporate Communications, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Representation and Identity in Contemporary Media, 15 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Employability is central to everything we do. Our course opens up a huge range of social media or web-based careers, from working for established media companies and departments, to setting up your own online magazine, video production or graphic design company. Our graduates also work in PR, marketing and advertising, where their analytical and communication skills are highly valued.

Recent graduate entrepreneurs include Talha Ahad, CEO of The Centrum Media, Pakistan’s first digital news network, and Daniel Lau, head of advertising agency The Beat Creatives in Malaysia.

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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