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Mass Communications (Top-Up) BA (Hons)
Mass Communications (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

Mass Communications (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

  • ID:US440122
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£11,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£11,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
Estimated Total/program:
£23,500.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is successful completion of one of the following:

  • BTEC HND in a subject related to mass communications
  • Foundation degree in a subject related to mass communications
  • 240 credits or equivalent of a recognised UK undergraduate award in a relevant subject

We will consider applications from applicants who do not hold one of the qualifications in the list above but who do have relevant experience.

English requirements

If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.

  • Pearson Test of English Academic

You need an overall score of 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

You need grade C or above.

  • Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE)

You need grade C or above.

  • O-Level English Language or GCSE English Language

You need grade C or above (UK Exam board).

  • Malaysian SPM 1119

You need grade 6 or above (only grades 1, 2 or 3 are acceptable for Law).

  • Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II

You need Merit or Distinction.

Other requirements

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Course Information

Mass Communications contains an equal combination of practical and theoretical skills - as found in our Journalism and Public Relations degrees - with academic study of media, film and culture.

On the practical side, modules include ‘News Journalism’, ‘Scriptwriting’ and ‘New Media’. As part of daily drop-in sessions, professional journalists are on hand to provide professional input into your work.

On the theory side, modules include ‘Media Studies’, ‘Cultural Theory and ‘Popular Culture’ and ‘Film Studies’.

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Pre Courses

If you have another qualification not listed above, contact the International Office for advice. If you do not have the necessary level of English you may need to take one of the University's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) University Preparation Courses before you begin your course.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This degree prepares you for a wide range of careers in newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, Public Relations and new media industries. It is also highly relevant to many positions in industry, commerce and the Civil Service, as well as to jobs in the arts and voluntary sectors.

Recent graduates from Sunderland have gained jobs with employers such as:

  • BBC (including Radio 1)
  • Channel 4
  • Sky TV
  • MTV
  • The Guardian
  • Regional newspapers
  • PR companies

You could also choose to continue your studies with a Masters degree at the University of Sunderland.

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