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Media and Communications with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

University of Roehampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**This professionally-oriented BA Media Communications is designed to provide you with the creative and critical thinking, executive skills and business awareness to succeed in the creative industries.**The option includes a foundation year, which will provide you with a sound introduction to key elements needed for studying Media Communications at degree level. The foundation year is carefully designed to build confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide you with the subject specific knowledge essential for success.You will learn about the key media functions that define consumer culture, including marketing, branding PR, advertising, data, media convergence and audience engagement. This degree will provide you with a deep insight into a rapidly-evolving industry, and give you broad based skills ranging from media production to data analytics.You’ll learn project management, PR, and practical creative skills such as radio and podcasting, photography and feature writing. You will develop the ability to devise and target messages for a wide range of audiences, and understand storytelling and media language. You will have the opportunity to conduct research on key topics relating to media communications and will be encouraged to reflect on your own role as a consumer and creator of media contentYou’ll gain important insights into how audiences engage with brands and companies using audio-visual experiences, which will allow you to offer a valuable and informed contribution, particularly to those industries seeking to understand new trends and engage with youth markets.This practice-based, industry-facing programme is designed to give you real world experience. You will be taught by industry practitioners and will have the opportunity to do a year-long work placement as part of your degree. You will be assessed in a variety of methods, including oral presentations, ‘real world’ case study projects and portfolio work.When you graduate you’ll be well-placed to go into a number of industries that require multi-skilled media professionals who are aware of the wider importance of media within society and its impact on society. Taught on our south-west London campus, on this degree you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Careers Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support, whether you choose to live on campus or commute to us.**This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your main degree, and then return to complete your degree. A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.**

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,145per year

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UCAS Points : 48

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University information

University of Roehampton

  • University League Table

    79th

  • Campus address

    University of Roehampton, Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane, Wandsworth, SW15 5PU, England

Roehampton has a friendly international community made up of students from over 140 countries.
The university offers a range of generous scholarships aimed at international students, worth up to £4,000 a year.
A range of pre-sessional English courses are offered, and dedicated support for international students throughout their studies

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    76th out of 97 20

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    95 48%

    91st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    73rd

    51
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    44th

    48

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