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.
According to the latest available data, 90.9% of our UK first-degree graduates were in work and/or study 6 months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17).
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 with Liverpool Guild Student Media, which comprises of online and printed newspapers, a radio station, a creative writing magazine, and a TV station. Such activities help students to gain media experience and to foster skills which will 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, or to spend a year in industry through our four-year programme.
Communication and Media specialist pathways:
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.
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 the impact of politics on media – not just 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!).