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Media and Communications with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Surrey

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

**Foundation courses**A foundation year can develop your skills and make it easier to get started at university. It is an extra year of study at the start of your course that leads in to a full degree programme. It’s a great option if:You don’t have the grades for a full degree courseYou have non-traditional qualifications or experienceYou’re starting university after some time away from educationYou’re looking for more support during the transition into university study.**Life as a foundation year student**During a foundation year you’ll learn about your chosen subject, develop your study skills and get used to university life. On successful completion of your foundation year, you’ll be ready to progress to the first year of your degree course.As a foundation year student, you’ll be a full student of the University and part of our community. You’ll have access to all our campus facilities and support.**Why choose this course**Do you want an exciting and challenging look into how media and communication are embedded into society? Are you looking for a career where an understanding of media forms, media audiences, social media users, global media, public relations and advertising is required for the role? Then our BSc (Hons) Media and Communication course is just the course for you. We help you to understand the impact contemporary communication has on society, government and business. We also teach you valuable techniques to research media audiences and users, as well as different types of media themselves. You will be taught by research-active media and communications scholars, using the latest research on: media power, regulation, audiences, ‘big data’, digital platforms, international communication and much more. Our research-led teaching, the transferable skills you will gain from your assessments and our focus on employability, will prepare you for a career in media and communications.**What you will study**Our BSc (Hons) Media and Communication course will give you a comprehensive education in contemporary media and communications in global, digital societies. You will discover: - Theories of media power, politics, media and digital regulation - Popular culture - Policy-relevant research - Global communication - Digital societies - Public relations - Media audiences. We are one of the few undergraduate media and communication courses in the UK that offers modules on ‘big data’ and we aim to give you a dynamic grounding in social sciences which you can apply to careers in media and beyond.

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15 January

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University of Surrey

  • University League Table

    35th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
35% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 97 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    132 66%

    26th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    5th

    20
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    63rd

    24

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