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Media and Communication with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This is a four year course with integrated Foundation Year - progression to the degree stages is subject to satisfactory Foundation stage results. The BA in Media and Communication will give you a strong understanding of the media industries – TV, film, new media, newspapers, radio – and also covers trends in media culture and communication.Our foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?Media and Communication has a really interesting range of modules such as Researching the Audience, Multimedia Skills, News Culture and the Public Sphere, Digital Games and Gamification, and PR and Social Media. There are hands-on projects in publishing, journalism and writing for the web, print media or the screen. Our strong links with employers – such as independent film producers, radio stations and newspapers – can help you gain vital work experience and there’s even an option to study for a semester in America.IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?If you’re looking for a media and communication degree that will help you understand all areas of the industry, give you practical and transferable skills, and encourage you to think creatively, this is for you.HOW YOU WILL LEARNThere will be formal lectures, seminars, tutorials, group exercises, workshops, debates, screenings and hands-on projects in areas like publishing, journalism and web writing.OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCESDerby has a good number of creative media companies who are eager to take students on internships or placements. And unlike other larger cities, like London or Nottingham, there is less competition for these opportunities. We also hold regular careers talks which enable you to network and build up your contacts in the industry.CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITYMedia and Communication graduates go on to work in a wide range of professions including PR, communications, marketing, TV research, film and TV production, film archiving, radio presenting, radio production and journalism. Others have used their degree for higher level entry into, for example, the Civil Service, charity management, customer services, postgraduate study and teaching.Find out more: www.derby.ac.uk/media-and-cultural-studies-courses/media-and-communication-ba-hons-foundation/

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 14,045per year

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University information

University of Derby

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  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning International Student Centre offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    52nd out of 97 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    112 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%



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