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Communication, Media and Culture/Sociology BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons)

Oxford Brookes University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Communication, Media and Culture

On this course you will study the forces that shape the media, creative and cultural industries and gain the specialist analytic and creative skills you need to carve out a career in them. Communication and information keep the modern world alive. Through a combination of theoretical and practical work, you will learn the principles of communication across a range of media and cultural contexts, and develop your own skills as an effective communicator. What is good communication? How is the cultural environment evolving, and what do these changes mean for all of us living in today’s digitally connected, media-saturated society? What role do communication, media and culture play in the construction of our identity? Throughout the course you will be taught by specialist lecturers with a wide range of interests and expertise, who are internationally recognised for their work and research, and publish in many of the areas you will be investigating. Employers really value graduates who can assimilate information, communicate with clarity and empathy, and work as part of a team. You will develop and refine these skills and also gain the specialist knowledge you need to compete in today’s job market. This course will prepare you for a variety of careers such as the new media, branding, marketing and advertising companies, public relations consultancies, journalism, media broadcasting, information and communication agencies, film production, education, publishing, fundraising, the civil and diplomatic service, and international organisations.


The Sociology is consistently one of our most popular courses and you'll feel like a valued individual throughout your studies: Flexible course structure allows you to pursue your own areas of interest while also providing you with a solid foundation in the discipline; You will gain a range of personal and professional skills which will serve as a springboard for your future career development; All our teaching staff are active researchers with strong publication records, meaning your knowledge will be underpinned by the latest academic thinking; Weekly research seminars with guest speakers from other universities, and from outside the academic sector, provide presentations on research themes of interest to Sociology students. Sociology studies human social life, groups and societies.

A variety of teaching and learning methods - including lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials - ensure that you are exposed to a range of learning opportunities. A Sociology degree from Oxford Brookes opens up a wide range of career options in the public and private sectors. The University has been recognised for the excellent employment prospects of its graduates. Recent Sociology graduates have successfully pursued careers in management, international development organisations, research in private firms and in universities, education, local government and social work. Graduating students have gone on to roles within the British Army, NHS and Oxfam to name a few, and have taken a wide variety of roles from Marketing Officer to Antique Dealing Assistant and from Project Support Intern to Childcare Activity Leader. Many of our graduates are currently engaged in further study in subjects such as Law, Education, Psychology, Religion and Teaching and many of them

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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Oxford Brookes University

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  • Campus address

    Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0BP, England

Oxford is world-famous for its rich history of education and groundbreaking research. It’s also only an hour from London by train.
Oxford Brookes courses give students the fundamental skills and experience needed to succeed in their chosen career and become internationally employable.
A dedicated International Student Advice team can help with everything from visas to work options. Trips are offered, so students can explore the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 97 8

    47th out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    126 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    112 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%



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