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Media and Communication BA (Hons)

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 - 4 Years

Course summary

Today we have media in our pockets. And the way we’re absorbing and distributing information is always evolving. But what are the implications of this? How do we think about issues both critically and practically? This degree has the answers.Our BA in Media and Communication is designed to provide you with an understanding of a wide range of contemporary issues related to the theory, development and practice of mass and interactive communication, both nationally and internationally. You will learn how news is produced and reported, and how media industries, politics, culture and society interact, as well as learning about a very wide range of media, from newspapers to Twitter, from Hollywood movies to reality TV.Leicester has been at the forefront of media research since 1966 and our teaching ensures you will benefit from cutting-edge developments in your field as they occur. We are ranked as one of the top 15 places in the UK to study Media and Communications*.Today, the media is in your pocket, on your bedside table and in your classroom; now more mobile than just the television in the living room. Media is an integral part of social and political revolutions and changes. From Pinterest to photo and location tagging on Facebook, from long-trusted newspapers read in print to films discussed on YouTube – the media are now so much part of our lives that we take them for granted. You will study a wide range of issues in the field of media and communication and will be able to shape your studies by choosing the topics that you are most interested in. You can specialise by choosing from four different routes: Mass communication New and digital media Media practice Film and cultural studies Or develop your own route by choosing option modules which interest you the most. Among other things, you can choose to study media production, audiences, media policy, film, television, new media, journalism or international communication.Through the great academic and practical support we offer you in group, as well as individual teaching situations, you will learn to work both collaboratively and independently. The way we will assess you will foster skills in critical analysis, communication, research methods, group work and of course, media practice. We also place great emphasis on helping you to build your skills for the world of work.*The Guardian University Guide 2020 / The Complete University Guide 2020

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,450per 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 of Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 97

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    128 63%

    31st

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    62nd

    2

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