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Media and Communication with a Year in Industry 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

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Explore creative media practice, radio and video production, digital and social media, journalism, public relations and marketing on this four-year course, opening up a range of exciting career opportunities in this fast-moving sector. As a student on our BA Media and Communications with a Year in Industry programme, you will be joining a department that is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for overall student satisfaction. (NSS 2017, NSS 2018). Some 91% of graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015), and 75% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18.Our Media and Communication graduates are truly international and are employed not just in the UK but all around the world, pursuing careers in journalism, media, business, public relations and marketing, digital marketing, broadcasting, TV and radio, and publishing. Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, this course will give you a thorough understanding of the history and theory of media and communication, media law, and film as well as practical skills and techniques relevant to a range of modern digital media fields. We offer a flexible degree structure with a wide range of specialist modules that allow you to tailor your studies to your future career goals while developing your individual interests. The course includes a compulsory module in your second year focusing on professional development including CV writing, application best practice, interview techniques and how to research industry sectors. You will spend your third year on a one-year paid work placement in a media and communication environment, developing your skills and gaining valuable professional experience.Our teaching staff comprises specialist international researchers and also ex-professionals lecturing on video production, web and creative design, PR and journalism, giving you an unrivalled mix of academic excellence and industry experience, further supported by lectures and seminars by guest speakers.You will have the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad in the USA, Hong Kong or Singapore, further improving your student experience and enhancing your career prospects. You will gain excellent oral and writing skills and learn to present your ideas in a range of formats. You will also develop strong research and analytical skills and the ability to problem solve and make informed decisions. You can also study a number of modules through the medium of Welsh.Please visit our course page for more information:swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/media-pr-and-communication/ba-media-p407/**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,850per year

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University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

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

Swansea University is proud of its diverse student community, with students and staff from over 120 countries.
Swansea’s dedicated international recruitment, admissions and student support teams will help to guide you from application to arrival and beyond.
Swansea offers highly rated teaching and is ranked in the top 30 UK Universities (Complete University Guide 2022).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 97

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    134 67%

    24th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    6th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    1st

    40

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