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Media and Communication BA (Hons)

Swansea University

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    P300

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    35th

    4
  • Subject Ranking

    7th

    16 (Communication & Media Studies)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    131

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    92

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.17

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

Explore creative media practice, radio and video production, digital and social media, journalism, public relations and marketing on this three-year course, opening up a range of exciting career opportunities in this fast-moving sector. As a student on our BA Media and Communications programme, you will be joining a department that is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for overall student satisfaction. (NSS 2017, NSS 2018). Some 91% of graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015), and 75% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18.Our Media and Communication graduates are truly international and are employed not just in the UK but all around the world. They have careers in journalism, media, business, public relations and marketing, digital marketing, broadcasting, TV and radio, and publishing. Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, this course will give you a thorough understanding of the history and theory of media and communication, media law, and film as well as practical skills and techniques relevant to a range of modern digital media fields. You will have access to our Media Creativity Suite, which has a video studio and a computer lab kitted out with iMacs installed with industry standard software, including Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Creative Cloud.We offer a flexible degree structure with a wide range of specialist modules that allow you to tailor your studies to your future career goals while developing your individual interests. You also have the option to study a number of modules in Welsh.Our teaching staff comprises specialist international researchers and also ex-professionals lecturing on video production, web and creative design, PR and journalism, giving you an unrivalled mix of academic and industry experience, further supported by lectures and seminars by guest speakers.You will gain excellent oral and writing skills and learn to present your ideas in a range of formats. You will also develop strong research and analytical skills and the ability to problem solve and make informed decisions. You will have a work placement and the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad in the USA, Hong Kong or Singapore, further improving your student experience and enhancing your career prospects. Please visit our course page for more information: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/media-pr-and-communication/ba-media-p300/**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • Extended Project

Grades / Points

BBB

University information

University Ranking

35th

About this University

Swansea University is set on two beachfront campuses either side of Swansea's bustling city centre, offering students the perfect combination of study and seaside living. The university provides outstanding teaching, learning and positive outcomes for its students (awarded a gold rating, TEF 2018).

Address

Singleton Park Campus

Singleton Park

Swansea

SA2 8PP

UNITED KINGDOM