Media and Communication with a year in industry (BA (Hons))

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 13300 per year

All study options

About Media and Communication with a year in industry at Swansea University

Course Overview

From print and broadcast media to cinema and television, digital publishing, social networking, and public relations, the media increasingly defines the way we interact with our society. It shapes the way we see ourselves and others, and can be a powerful tool for social change, good and bad. Media and Communication at Swansea has a broad vocational, theoretical and international outlook that reflects the challenges and opportunities of our media-rich world.

The Year in Industry takes place before the final year and offers students the opportunity to seek a paid one-year placement in a media and communication work place environment. The College Employability office supports students in finding placements and also provides regular contact with students whilst on placement. All year in industry students take a compulsory module in the second year which focuses on professional development including CV writing, application best practice, interview techniques and how to research industry sectors.

Key features

  • Media and Communication is ranked in the top 5 of the UK Times and Sunday Times 2016 League Tables.
  • The programme is also top in the National Student Survey for 2016 and 2016 with 100% student satisfaction.
  • The programme combines the study of history, theory and practice that incorporates skills and techniques relevant to the modern digital media, digital journalism, creative digital practice; video production; radio production; film and public relations industries. 
  • The BA equips graduates with generic broad-based skills to specialise in further study or essential skills for the professional workplace.
  • Students take a one year paid organisational placement in the area of media and communication.
  • Students have the option of taking Welsh-medium modules.
  • Students have the option of a semester abroad in Hong Kong and the USA.
  • Students have the option of competitive work-based learning or work-placements.
  • Our students have an academic mentor who provides pastoral support and guidance on issues that may affect their well-being, attendance and progress through University.
  • Media and Communication teaching staff are specialist International researchers and also ex-professionals lecturing on video production, web and creative design, PR and journalism.

Course description

The BA Media and Communication incorporates distinct pathways in digital media, film, public relations, journalism and practical media.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 13300 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International BA (Hons) Full-time (with a year in Industry) £9,000 £13,300

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

During a sandwich year (e.g. year in industry, year abroad or placement year) a lower fee will apply. For more information visit our tuition fees page.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

Our standard entry requirement is BBB (UCAS tariff points 120) or equivalent. All offers are made following a review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement.  We also accept a range of advanced level qualifications including BTEC Diploma DMM; International Baccalaureate 32; Welsh Baccalaureate - grade equivalent to A-level; Access to Higher Education and Open University qualifications, and Extended Project.

International students, please visit: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.

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