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Communications and Digital Culture (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    07-OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

At Essex, we are a world leader in social science – two of our subjects rank within the global top 50 according to the QS World Rankings (2017). On this course, we investigate what connects people with each other, as well as what divides them. How does the media shape social and cultural life? What is media power and who wields it? How do the creative industries work? How have digital and internet cultures transformed personal and networked interactions? What is the relationship between the media, mass politics and governance? How are consumer cultures changing? You consider these kinds of pressing contemporary questions and are taught by expert staff in our Department of Sociology, one of the UK’s leading departments for social science and cultural analysis. We teach in interesting and innovative ways with an exciting choice of modules enabling you to study sociology and the media while developing research skills. Through our Q-Step Affiliate Status, we offer you the opportunity to develop your quantitative skills by taking a specialised degree pathway or receiving a student bursary to go on a quantitative work placement. Q-Step is funded by the Nuffield Foundation. A placement year enables you to gain relevant work experience within an external business, giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market and providing you with key contacts within the industry.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 16,850per year

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

University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 97 36

    27th out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    103 51%

    81st

    30
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.43 69%

    96th

    69
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    113 57%

    59th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    50th

    26

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