Communication and Media with a Year in Industry

Key information

  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: P901
  • Year of entry: 2019
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : Applications considered

Communication and Media

School of the Arts

From political campaigns to celebrity scandals, from how we communicate with each other to how we spend our leisure time, the media is at the centre of our daily experiences and our understanding of the world. Our flexible Communication and Media programmes address a wide range of questions about the modern media industry, news, communication and social interaction in a lively and creative environment which embraces innovation and change.

Honours Select

Communication and Media is exceptionally well-suited as a partner for other subjects. Whichever subject you plan to study, it is likely that you will be more attractive to employers if you can also show an understanding of the media, and you are sure to find something within Communication and Media that is relevant to your subject. As a department, we have run joint degrees in combination with other subjects for many years, so we have plenty of experience with students studying two complementary subjects.

Our 50:50 degree with English (QP39) has run for over 25 years, attracting many talented and memorable graduates who have thrived on the creative synergies between these subjects. It remains our most popular Honours Select combinations. Our 50:50 degree with Popular Music (WN23) has been offered for 15 years and was, for a long time, the only Joint Honours degree of its kind in the world. It particularly attracts students interested in music broadcasting and music journalism and has an exceptional record in placing graduates in those industries – from MTV through music radio to online music journalism.

Other subjects which combine particularly well with Communication and Media include:

  • Film Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Politics Sociology.

See our Honours Select pages for further details.

Communication and Media

Tom Morris Jones

Communication, Media and Popular Music BA (Joint Hons)

I’m an inquisitive person, and this course asks a lot of questions and broadens your thoughts on the world. The programme is very flexible. My interests have developed over the course of my studies. This year I have chosen Gender and Media – not an area I thought I would be interested in – and I have been able to shape my course and choose complementary modules.

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