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The award
BA, BA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Media Studies at Robert Gordon University

This course will equip you with a specialist education in the media and enable you to build an impressive portfolio of skills in media production, as well as key transferable communication skills.

Theoretical and practical aspects of the audio visual industries are incorporated and the course will prepare you for careers in areas including radio and TV broadcasting, film production, interactive media, online content creation and development, commercials, and corporate production.

What you will study

Year 1

  • Media Industries

  • Visual Culture

  • Communication Design

  • Professional Writing

  • Communication Principles and Public Relations

  • Marketing

  • Multimedia Authoring

  • Media Management


Year 2

  • Media Discourse and Policy

  • Advertising

  • Cinema and Society

  • Print Journalism or Desktop Publishing

  • Media Production Project (30 credits)

  • Public Relations

  • Broadcast Journalism or Web Design


Year 3

  • Media Theory and Practice

  • Technology and Culture

  • Media History

  • Interactive Media Project

  • Fieldwork

  • Communication Project


Year 4

  • Research Methods

  • Three modules from

- Intercultural Communication
- Media Semiotics
- International Marketing
- Business Creativity
-Investigative Journalism
- Women and Media
  • Dissertation (30 credits)

  • Two modules from the following:

- Political Communication
- Entrepreneurial Studies
- Documentary Discourse and Practice
- Celebrity Culture
-Corporate Ethics

Entry requirements

SQA Higher: BCCC including English at B.

GCE A Level: CCC including English or Communication.

ILC Higher: BC1C1C1 including English at B.

IB Diploma: 26, to include Higher English at grade 5.

Alternative Qualifications: HNC or equivalent qualifications will be considered for year 1 entry. Overseas qualifications and access programmes will be considered on an individual basis. Applications are welcomed from students with alternative qualifications and relevant work experience.

Degree Link Programme: HNC Creative Industries: Radio Production from one of our partner FE Colleges will be considered for year 2 entry. HND Creative Industries: Television Production or HND Communication with Media qualifications from one of our partner FE Colleges will be considered for year 3 entry.

Placements and accreditations

The six week industrial placement in year 3 provides you with the opportunity to gain practical experience in an area of your choice within the media industries. Links exist with a range of media organisations and include television and radio broadcasting companies, as well as magazine and newspaper publishers. You may also be placed in promotional and marketing roles, or within web design companies.

The course also offers the opportunity to undertake an international study exchange or work placement during first semester of Stage 2. This is undertaken through Erasmus which is the European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students.

Fees and bursaries

UK/EU Students

  • New students: £1820 for academic year 2010/11


Students from Scotland and the EU are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

If you are from England, Wales or Northern Ireland you should apply to the appropriate funding body.

  • England - http://www.studentfinanceengland.co.uk/

  • Wales - http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/

  • Northern Ireland - http://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk/


International Students

  • New students: £8650 for academic year 2010/11


Fees are reviewed annually and are therefore subject to change

If you are already a student at Robert Gordon University, you can find information on fees for academic year 2010/11 on the Student Finance web pages.

How to apply

All applications should be made through UCAS. You must apply online at http://www.ucas.com/students/apply.

Once you register and create your username and password you are guided through the process of applying. After submission, log in to your UCAS Track account and you can see the progress of your application, view and respond to your offers.

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