If you’re interested in a media career but are unsure of exactly what you’d like to do this is the perfect course for you. It offers a fascinating overview of media and society, providing the practical skills required to work in this fast-paced environment, all underpinned by academic approaches from the humanities and social sciences.
You’ll examine the different ways people communicate, from face-to-face interaction to popular culture as well as practical skills such as how to write in a variety of styles and formats, from scripts to online articles, short stories to digital media content. You'll also learn lots of multimedia skills such as creating and editing videos which are vital in today's media environment. What’s more, in your final year, you can choose units tailored towards your favoured career – for example advertising, public relations or journalism.
A four or 30-week placement, depending on the length of degree you choose, will give you the practical experience you need to succeed in the communication and media sector. Your placement experience will help to shape your appreciation of the industry, place theory into practice, provide a variety of professional contacts, and enhance your CV – all essential for starting a career after graduation.
Our graduates have progressed into roles such as account executive, communication officer, copywriter, PR executive and concept managers.
93% of our final year students said they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course. Join us on live chat now to find out more, or register to meet us at an open day.
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Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years (including a 4-week placement) or 4 years (including a minimum 30-week placement), full-time
All subjects considered
For September 2019 and September 2020 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.
International entry requirements:
For September 2019 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.
For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading or writing and 5.5 in all other components, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.