Media and Communication Joint Honours (Joint Honours)

the United Kingdom

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The award
Joint Honours

How long you will study
find out

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14045 per year

All study options

About Media and Communication Joint Honours at University of Derby

  • Develop skills which could take you into careers in areas such as TV researching, advertising, marketing and public relations, postgraduate study or teaching
  • You can take work based learning modules, gaining work experience in the media industry, so you'll have experience on your CV and you'll earn credits towards your degree
  • Broaden your skills and knowledge by combining Media and Communication with another subject, opening up an even wider range of career paths
  • Study abroad with your Humanities degree and seize the opportunity of a lifetime.

You'll develop a high level of media literacy and an understanding of forms of media power and manipulation.

During stage one you will be introduced to a range of theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of the media, including theories of language and meaning, audiences, media industries and the historical contextualisation of media forms and institutions and the importance of new forms of digital media.

At stage two you will study modules covering cultural studies approaches to the media and have the option to take modules examining news media, cult media and subcultures and television, gain skills in audience research or gain work experience through work based learning.

In stage three you will have the option to take an Independent Study where you will have the chance to study a research topic of your choice. There will be the opportunity to take work experience based study or take modules exploring communication, media and politics, documentary, media and surveillance or videogames.

Study in America

You can choose to study part of your degree at one of our partner universities in America:

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Keene State College in New Hampshire
  • Longwood University in Virginia
  • Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis.

Who you'll meet

  • Dr Nathan Hunt: Media consumption, audience research, cult media and fandom, consumption and magazines, video games adaptations and intertextuality
  • Isabel Forrest: Branding and promotions, Creative director and producer BBC TV Advertising, Digital studio and location multi and single camera, Script, Audio production and Marketing Communications
  • Teresa Forde: Film and television, science fiction, soundtrack, global media, cultural theory
  • Anne Wales: Documentary, media ethics, news media
  • Keith Perch: Journalism, digital media and news, press ethics, member of IPSO board, previously editor for Northfield newspapers and MD of Daily Mail digital publishing division.

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 awardJoint HonoursHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14045 per year

Entry requirements

UCAS points

  • 112* (up to 16 from AS-levels)

Specific requirements at A-level

  • No specific subject requirements

Specific requirements at GCSE

  • GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Interview / Audition

  • N/A


  • N/A

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at University of Derby to prepare for your chosen course:

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