Communication and Media with a Year in Industry Add to your prospectus

Key information


  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: P901
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : Applications considered
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Career prospects

Our graduates have gone on to careers including broadcasting, journalism, social  media, advertising and marketing, corporate communications and public relations, arts administration, political campaigning (including political parties, trade unions and charities), management, government, and the civil service, as well as teaching in universities, colleges and schools.

Former graduates include a television documentary maker, a BBC Radio 1 DJ, senior journalists at local and national newspapers, a partner in a New York-based advertising company and the features editor of a music weekly.

Recent employers

Previous employers have included, the BBC, the Independent newspaper, Red Union Films, Big Bear Films, Maya Vision International, TalkTalk Business Communications, the Children’s Heart Federation, Liverpool Biennial and the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce.

Work experience opportunities

Many Communication and Media students are involved in activities within the University such as writing for and managing LSMedia, an online student newspaper, and working at LSRadio, the local student radio station, developing skills which give them confidence to impress employers in the media sector and elsewhere.

You also have the opportunity to take a work placement module in Year Three, with a wide range of work places offering valuable experience.

Postgraduate opportunities

Communication and Media MA specialist pathways:

  • Media and Politics
  • Digital Culture and communication

Qualifying you for life

Communication and Media students develop a wide range of skills through their degree which are vital for many careers. The broad commercial and cultural understanding of how the media and creative industries operate represents a crucial skill-set, central to careers from broadcasting to marketing. But students also gain transferable skills such as research and critical analysis, problem-solving and the ability to construct arguments and convey their ideas effectively – all of which are highly beneficial skills in any work-place setting.

Hannah Colson
Communication, Media and Popular Music BA (Hons)

A&R and Marketing Assistant
Ministry of Sound

Learning about the current media landscape and the dynamics of global corporations such as Viacom was invaluable as it ended up being a company I went on to work for. What’s most interesting is theimpact of politics on media – notjust the output, but the restrictions imposed (or loosened) on media outlets in the UK depending what political party is in Government. I already had an understanding of communication strategies before I started the job (I think!).