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Media and Communication BSc (Hons)

University of Surrey

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Course Summary

This innovative and challenging programme investigates the role of media and culture in the social world and how, in a digital and globalising age, media is impacting broader social trends. A new generation of digital and mobile forms of communication is transforming the cultural fabric of daily life in twenty-first-century societies. Through our Media, Culture and Society programme you will explore digital, online and mobile media technologies, the evolution of established forms of communication and consider a range of high and popular forms of culture. You will combine this specialist examination of media and culture with a broader sociological appreciation of the way that contemporary societies work, exploring core social theory, learning key research methods modules and covering different aspects of social life. This degree will provide you with a rigorous grounding in social science and an up-to-date understanding of contemporary media and culture, applicable to a wide range of careers in media, research, public relations, marketing, and business and beyond. This provides an opportunity to apply all the knowledge and skills you have acquired during your first two years of study in a work environment, and to bring your experience back to enhance your vital final-year studies. Students who have completed a placement tend to be more focused, perform better and achieve better results. After graduation, many take up permanent posts with their Professional Training placement employer. This provides an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills you have acquired during your first two years of study in a work environment. Our degree programme builds your ability to analyse complex issues and reach sound conclusions, which is highly desirable for a variety of careers in business, government or third-sector organisations. You will graduate with excellent analytical and research skills, mastery of quantitative methods and the ability to communicate well. You will also have gained a particular understanding of the media industries, which will provide a valuable initial grounding if you wish to move towards media-related careers.

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Overall:BBB Applicants taking an A level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element. We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers.GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent).

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The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. With a beautiful and vibrant campus, it provides exceptional teaching and practical learning to inspire and empower its students for personal and professional success.


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