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English Language with Media Communication (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

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Does language in the media affect people’s opinions and actions? How is language used in social and traditional media for politics, art, and business communication? What does the language used in the media tell us about English-speaking societies?

This course explores the structure and use of the English language as well as how Media is used to communicate, from the perspectives of both businesses and politicians and also in everyday society.

During your studies you explore topics such as:

  • propaganda in film and literature
  • how language is used in conversation
  • the role of new media in shaping mass culture
  • how the media is used for marketing purposes

This unique combination of studying English language and Media communication provides an interesting curriculum and the broad range of areas covered opens many doors, giving you an edge in the global job market.

Placement year

On a placement year you 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.

If you complete a placement year, you'll only pay 20% of your usual tuition fee to Essex for that year.

Your future

An English Language degree opens the door to a career in a variety of areas, including education, IT, HR, and writing. The media aspect of this course will specifically prepare you for a career in the media industry. By combining these two subject areas you add an edge to your CV and ensure you gain knowledge and experience in both areas simultaneously.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,700per 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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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    27th

  • 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

    21st out of 97 46

    40th out of 100 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    126 63%

    30th

    51
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    28th

    68
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    115 57%

    49th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    17th

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    77th

    8

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