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Media Studies
Media Studies BA(Hons)
Media Studies BA(Hons)

Media Studies BA(Hons)

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  •  IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Course Information

Our degree in Media Studies has been designed to reflect the challenges and opportunities of rapidly changing digital media. This programme helps you build creative, technical and analytical skills reflecting the multiple demands of careers in media and creative industries and beyond as thinkers, makers and creators alike!

Media and communication are the lifeblood of our society, culture and democracy. We get our news from television or Twitter in moments of crisis, we rely on the cinema or video streaming platforms for our entertainment, and we connect to others and construct an image of ourselves on social media. The programme examines a range of contemporary phenomena from celebrity to gaming culture, from user participation to social media.

Why study Media Studies at Huddersfield

  • You will be supported by Internationally recognised professors conducting cutting-edge research, leading media professionals and practitioners
  • You will study in industry-standard facilities
  • You will create your own news broadcasts, podcasts and radio shows, magazine and newspaper reports.
  • Opportunities to gain work experience on media industry placements including the optional year-long professional placement year.
  • The vast range of optional modules means you can tailor your degree to match your exact career ambitions.

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Year 1
Core modules:

  •  Analysing Content
  •  Media Users, Audiences and Fans
  •  Digital Communication Technology
  •  Digital Video and Audio Production
  •  Media Writing and Narrative

Option modules:

Choose one from a list which may include:

  •  News Industries and Law
  •  Sports Media Industries and Law
  •  Platforms, Internet Industries and Law

Year 2
Core modules:

  •  Researching Digital Communication, Media and Culture
  •  From Studio to Social Media: Media Careers and Entrepreneurship

Option modules:

Choose one from a list which may include:

  •  Film and Television Fandom and Participatory Media
  •  Sports Fandom and Participatory Media
  •  Music Fandom and Participatory Media
  •  Digital Activism Fandom and Participatory Media

Then choose up to three from a list which may include:

  •  Sports Broadcasting and Commentary
  •  Global Popular Cinema: Hollywood and Beyond
  •  Television Entertainment
  •  Digital Radio and Audio Production
  •  Sports Reporting and Writing
  •  Magazine Design and Production
  •  Light, Camera, Action…and Cut: Specialist Skills in Film Production
  •  Production Management
  •  Live Television Production
  •  On-Screen Training: Becoming a Presenter
  •  Promotional Culture and PR

Final Year
Core modules:

  •  Research Dissertation
  •  Media Industry Project

Students who have successfully completed the Work Placement Year replace the Media Industry Project with one additional option module.

Option modules:

Choose up to four from a list which may include:

  •  Journalism Innovation and Enterprise
  •  Video Shorts: Music, Advertising and Short film
  •  Political Reporting
  •  Investigative Journalism
  •  Digital Media, Data and Analysis
  •  Fantasy, Horror and Cult Film
  •  Stars and Celebrity
  •  Video Games and Culture
  •  Branding and Advertising
  •  Media and Globalisation
  •  Digital Sexuality
  •  Film and Television Distribution: Sales, Promotion and Festivals
  •  Reality TV and Documentary
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Media, creative and cultural sectors are one of the biggest and fastest growing in the UK. This degree will provide you with a combination of creative, technical and analytical skills for a variety of careers and roles in a rapidly developing digital economy.

*Percentage of graduates from this subject who are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 17/18, UK domiciled graduates).

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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