The University of Sunderland (SUNDERLAND) Background Image
Image of The University of Sunderland (SUNDERLAND)
Mass Communications
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:
  • Intake:

Fees (GBP)

Estimated Total/program:
Accept letter

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

  • ​IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5  in each component 
  • PTE 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.

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’.

More info: Click here

Final year (national level 6):

Core modules

  • Media Studies 2
  • New Media, The Web, Society
  • Dissertation

Optional modules - choose 50 credits from practice-based modules

  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video
  • New Media
  • Scriptwriting
  • Public Relations
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • News Journalism
  • Magazine Journalism
See moreSee less

Pre Courses

No Course!
See moreSee less

Pathway Courses

No Course!
See moreSee less

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.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

Same Courses

Close search