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Media and Communication BA (Hons)

Birmingham City University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Parkside Building Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Get practical, professional preparation for a career in media with our BA (Hons) Media and Communication course.Learn a wide array of the skills you’ll need for a rewarding career in the media on one of the UK’s longest running media degree courses. We are based in Birmingham City University's £62 million Parkside facility – the biggest media centre in the UK. The degree course offers a range of optional production and research modules in new media, photography, television, radio, PR and music industries. The structure of the degree course allows you to create the skillset that you want, across the media formats which interest you. We provide specialised, sophisticated equipment for every area in our Parkside Building, including six radio studios, four TV studios, the largest free-standing green screen in Europe, editing suites, music production studios and photography studios (including a half and a full infinity cove).Our BA (Hons) Media and Communication course mirrors the workflow of the industry, offering practical, professional preparation for a rewarding career. We are helped by strong links with many influential media organisations, to offer an industry-relevant blend of production, theory and professional studies, regardless of the modules you choose.The Professional and Academic Studies module prepares you for at least two placements in a media or cultural industries organisation, such as large major broadcasting corporations, national events spaces, newspapers, magazines, PR companies and local radio stations.Teaching takes place in practical environments such as radio, TV and photography studios, editing suites, computer suites, as well as lecture theatres, seminar rooms, social learning spaces and online.You use blogs, create wikis, and employ social media channels and other interactive media to support your work and self-development into becoming a thinking media worker.Why Choose Us?We allow the flexibility to opt for a general study of Media and Communication, or a specialist route in radio, television, web and new media, music industries or public relations. All equipment in our state of the art media centre in the city is yours to use, and our research-informed teaching enables you to critically engage with contemporary debates and innovations in theory/practice. We frequently run a huge range of guest speaker masterclasses.Across each of the undergraduate degree routes there is an equal emphasis on production, theory and professional studies. You will use blogs, create wikis and other interactive media to support work and self-development.The School maintains close contacts with a variety of media organisations and visiting tutors and guest speakers regularly hold master class sessions to enhance and enrich students’ learning.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,200per 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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A level : BBC

General Studies and Critical Thinking subject excludedA maximum of 4 subjects are considered. These can be other A/S Levels (as long in a different subject) A-Levels or Level 3 equivalents.

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University information

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Birmingham City University

  • University League Table

    84th

  • Campus address

    Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B5 5JU, England

One of only four UK universities offering a Master's in International Human Resource Management which is also fully CIPD-accredited.
ACCA programmes are taught in a Platinum status centre, showing that the university meets ACCA performance targets for course tuition and support.
Many master's courses now offer international students six-month professional placements towards the end of their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    55th out of 97 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    119 59%

    44th

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%

    53rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    47th

    7

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