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Full-time | Main Site | 3 Years | 21-SEP-20
  • Full-time | Main Site | 3 Years | 21-SEP-20
  • Sandwich | Main Site | 4 Years | 21-SEP-20

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    3 (Communication & Media Studies)
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    / 100
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    / 5.00
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    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

* Conduct your own interviews and vox-pops. * Cover a range of real events including courts and council meetings. * Produce tightly written work to deadline and word count. * Learn media law and ethics, including industry codes of conduct. * Integrate digital journalism into all your practical work. From the start, you create content for a variety of media platforms, using audio, photography and video. You learn how to use social media professionally and set up your own professional website.Learning takes place in lectures, interactive workshops, seminars and screenings, where key topics and concepts are introduced and explored. You are encouraged to work in teams and small groups as well as developing an individual approach to your learning.You learn through* lectures* interactive workshops* seminars* screenings* essays* examinations* group and individual presentations* practical work**Applied LearningWork placements**You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.**Live projects**You have opportunities for work experience throughout your course, through our strong links with the creative industries. Previous students have* helped produce programmes for Radio 5 Live* worked at BBC Radio Sheffield* run the website for Doncaster Rovers* worked as editorial assistants for the Independent, Vogue, Heat and Gay Times* written for the Huffington Post and Buzzfeed* covered elections for TV station Sheffield Live**Field trips**We have students working at Sheffield Doc/Fest – one of the top three documentary film festivals in the world – attending exclusive workshops with international industry experts.Our annual Creative Industries Pathway event brings you face-to-face with leading figures across the media industry, while our annual Grad Talk connects you with recent journalism, media and PR graduates who can pass on invaluable tips about how to progress from university to career.**Networking opportunities**We have a lively guest lecture programme, where our contacts across the media give one-off talks. It's been described as one of the best in the country by the magazine industry body the Professional Publishers Association. Recent guest lecturers have come from online and print magazines, radio and television newsrooms, local and national newspapers, PR companies and marketing agencies.

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This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points in a relevant* subject. For example:BBC at A Level with a grade C in a relevant subject.DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject.A combination of qualifications which must include a relevant subject and may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.* Relevant subjects are • media studies • communication studies • film studies • English • creative writing • a foreign language • sociology • politics • history • psychology • accountancy/finance • business/economics • hospitality/events management • dance/performing arts • drama/theatre studies • geography • art and design • graphic design • IT/computing • music/music technology • sciences • sport • world development.

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK's largest universities, set in the heart of Sheffield where one in ten residents are students. Offering a wide range of courses at all levels, the university prides itself on applied learning – with 24,000 placements a year in over 1,000 organisations like BBC, Sony, NHS and Rolls-Royce. It is one of the UK's largest providers of health and social care courses, teacher training, and sport and physical activity.


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