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Journalism, Media and Communications with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

As human beings, we spend more time consuming media than any other activity. Only sleeping takes up more of our time. In the digital age, traditional news and media platforms are further supplemented by a huge proliferation of online platforms. Choice therefore, has never been greater and quality has never been so variable. In the age of “fake news” for example, the ability to differentiate objective fact from speculative rhetoric has never been more important. Today’s graduates are not only the consumers of mass information, they are also its curators and creators, and would-be journalists now need to develop their own personal brands within a congested market place.

The programme aim therefore is to equip students with a three way analytical, practical and employability skill set that will enable them to more easily enter into the graduate job market. The programme will be regularly appraised by an industry panel to ensure that it remains at the cutting edge of what employers and industry requires. You will have the chance to attend workshops and seminars run by guest speakers as part of the course.

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The department was rated TOP for media graduate prospects in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2020. Our Media and Communication graduates are truly international and are employed around the world. They have careers in:

  • journalism
  • media
  • business
  • public relations and marketing
  • digital marketing
  • TV and radio
  • publishing

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Advice and guidance on postgraduate study and funding
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,500per year

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

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University has an international reach with staff, students, partnerships and research links stretching across the globe.
Swansea University campuses are vibrant and diverse with staff and students from over 130 different countries making up the friendly community.
By studying at Swansea University, students become part of a world-class research institution with grand ambitions.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 97 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    131 65%

    27th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92 92%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    41st

    23

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