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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On this programme you have the opportunity to apply for a salaried placement of approximately 40 weeks with a relevant employer, and thereby spend the third year of your degree in the workplace.

Study as part of joint-honours at 100:0 Choosing this subject as a Single Honours

Your reflexive written account of the experience, connecting it to your academic studies, will contribute towards your final degree result and your programme will conclude with a fourth and final year of academic study in Liverpool.

Please note: this programme will be available to Single Honours students in the first instance.

In Year One, you will be introduced to a variety of approaches to the study of media institutions, language, film and journalism, but the focus is also on developing study skills, learning how to use information resources and working independently and in groups. You will take core communication and media modules, focusing on topics such as the analysis of media texts and media industries, and the examination of the social and political significance of the media and communication. You will develop your foundational understanding further with modules exploring language as communication, examining how media texts generate meaning; and via a range of optional modules with a broad communication and media focus.

All communication and media modules will be open to you in subsequent years of study (Years 2 and 4). You can choose modules to suit your interests or focus on a specialist strand of study such as political communication, screen studies or English language.

Year Three of your studies will be spent on a salaried placement of approximately 40 weeks with a relevant employer, for which you will have to apply. Your reflective written account of the experience, connecting it to your academic studies, will contribute towards your final degree result and your programme will conclude with a fourth and final year of academic study in Liverpool.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

109 Year One undergraduates in 2016

Graduate prospects

85% are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Unistats 2016)

National Student Survey

95% of our students said staff were good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2016)

Why this subject?

Immerse yourself in a city known as a political and creative force

What better place to immerse yourself in the subject than Liverpool, a city with a reputation as a political and creative force, with a thriving production sector and a unique cultural heritage? The Department has close links to cultural industries and venues in the city, some of which collaborate with us in offering assessed work placements as part of our programme of study.

Join an expanding and vibrant Department

We are a long-established, forward-thinking Department with a national and international focus and an excellent track record in producing high quality graduates. In recent years, the Department has grown and we are now able to o er an even greater choice of modules, taught by staff with national and international reputations who are actively researching and publishing in their fields. Your Year One core modules will provide you with the key skills required to focus your studies during the remainder of your degree so as to develop your specialist interests and advance your career prospects. You have a free choice of modules after Year One, and our staff team will support you when you select the ones that are most appropriate for you.

Be part of our supportive community

Although we are expanding, we are still a small friendly Department with a family ethos, so personal interaction with students is at the heart of what we do. We seek to be approachable and responsive, with learning support, extensive feedback and pastoral care built in to all of our work with students. This is reflected in our consistently excellent student satisfaction results in the National Student Survey (NSS).