English and Media and Communications (BA (Hons))

University of West London the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 11500

All study options

About English and Media and Communications at University of West London

Course summary


Would you like to give yourself a wide range of career options with a degree designed to combine your passion for reading with a set of highly sought-after media and communications skills? This highly contemporary and stimulating course has been designed with the aim of providing you with a wide range of interesting, exciting and challenging opportunities to develop your interest in literature, intellectual abilities and creative talents.

Why choose this course?

Students on the course will be acquainted with a variety of critical perspectives and analytical methods both specific to the two areas of study of their degree and operating between them.

The course aims to foster an independent approach to formulating problems and arguments, using the close reading and analytical skills that are fundamental to the disciplines of English in combination with the specific theories and practices of Media and Communications.

Studying for a joint honours degree in English will allow you to combine the development of your interest in literature with a combined subject area. The latter will be tailored to suit your interests and enable you to develop a specialism in an area of creative practice.

This approach will help you develop into a high calibre, motivated graduate, equipped with the confidence and flexibility to thrive in the dynamic media landscape. We aim to give you:

  • knowledge of a range of forms and genres of literature in English from a range of periods
  • the ability to analyse and interpret complex works of literature and to develop your own critical voice
  • knowledge of a range of issues and themes in contemporary media
  • a set of general digital media skills
  • advanced skills in a designated area of audio-visual or audio production.

As well as gaining highly transferable skills from English Literature, you will gain essential vocationally-focused skills in media and communications, such as digital production.

Additionally, you will gain valuable work experience in your second year, in a placement related to your core literary interests (for example, publishing) or in the area with which you are combining English (for example radio or film).

Career and study progression

By combining a critical understanding of English literature and media and communications, you will gain transferable skills for a range of careers in film, television, publishing, journalism, radio broadcasting, research and new media.

You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you've already studied, or to explore something new.

For more details please see the Career and study progression section. 

Other options available for BA (Hons) English and Media and Communications

  • Part time - September 2017, Ealing site

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  • BA (Hons) English and Media and Communications - Part time - Ealing site - September 2017


Fees for home and EU students

Main fee£9,250

Fees for overseas students

Main fee£11,500Find out if you are a home or overseas student.


Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.

You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.

We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Current scholarships include:

  • Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
  • Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year. 

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

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 study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250International course feesGBP 11500

Notes about fees for this course

Fees for our 2017 courses have not yet been released.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • 112 UCAS tariff points
  • A-level English at grade C or above.

If you are a mature student wishing to apply your application will be considered on an individual basis. Your professional work and life experiences and your ability to engage with, and benefit from, the course will be taken into account.

International entry criteria

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above and a minimum of 6.0 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening), or an equivalent secure English language test. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications.

Please visit www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

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

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