Media and Communications Studies BA

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Media and Communications Studies BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 17550

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    As you earn your BA degree in Media and Communications Studies, you will become familiar with both the history of global, national and local communications and also with the theory that informs their study. You’ll come to understand how social, political, economic and cultural issues affect our ability to understand each other, especially between nations or highly differentiated groups.

    You will also learn a language – either Asian or European – up to an A Level standard. This may be a language you have already studied (especially if it is German, Spanish or French), or one you are exploring for the very first time.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This is a three year program for most students, with the option of spending one term studying abroad.

    Year 1:

    In year one you will focus on the themes and techniques of cultural and media studies generally. You’ll see how new media technologies and approaches affect the public, and you’ll begin learning a language.

    Year 2:

    You will now receive training in researching one area of culture, specifically in terms of film or some other media, with an eye towards preparing you to write your dissertation. You will take more core and elective modules, and advance your language fluency.

    You will also have the option of spending one term abroad during your second year.

    Year 3:

    You will explore more advanced modules in your last year. Most of these modules will be heavily research-led, and will be delivered with the close support of a specialist member of the teaching staff.

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Nottingham is perhaps unique in its approach to learning and teaching in 2 ways:

    • First, it has a bespoke online teaching environment called Moodle, as well as an IT research and advisory resource called Gartner.
    • Second, it offers a heavy focus on ESD (Education for Sustainable Development), which can be accessed through different modules, internships and extra-curricular activities.

    Career Possibilities

    Many graduates will of course seek out careers in media, but you are hardly limited to these roles. You will have amassed important transferrable skills which employers in many fields and industries need. You will be able to analyse not just media but any communications critically. You will be able to conduct independent research, and will have developed extensive language and linguistics skills.

    The University of Nottingham maintains a Careers and Employability Service which can be a great help in getting your career off the ground by arranging work experience placements or networking events.

    Entry & Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU Students:

    Applicants must have achieved 3 A Levels at ABB or higher.

    BTEC qualifications can be accepted, with a score of DDM or better required for admission.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non EU)students:

    Non-EU students from overseas are welcome to apply for this program. They must demonstrate academic certification that is at least equivalent to that required for UK and EU students.

    They must also pass English language test such as the IELTS. They must have achieved an overall score of 7.0, and at least 6.0 in each indivudual tested element (or the equivalent).

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