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Media and Education BA (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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UCAS CODE: P3X3

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The BA in Media and Education and Aberystwyth University enables you to learn the strategic and structural components of the media industry while at the same broadening your knowledge and awareness of pedagogical developments in the United Kingdom.The Education component of this degree seeks to develop your knowledge and understanding of the role of education in differing contexts and a wide variety of schools, educational settings and post-16 providers. During the duration of the degree, the Education component will provide relevant subject knowledge and professional skills, coupled with a range of educational experiences, which will give you the opportunity to experience employment in a range of professional roles related to education.The Media component of this degree will allow you to study in great detail the following: advertising, news analysis, website design, digital culture, surveillance society, gender and the media, media history and policy together with creative practice experience in multi -platform production and experimental media. Your three years of study will be dynamic, invigorating and stimulating.The courseTaught by two departments (the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies and the School of Education) you will have an opportunity to explore the connections between creative and critical thinking and develop a deep understanding of the relationship between professional practice and imaginative thought.The Education element to this degree has an emphasis on learner support, special educational needs, and classroom practices, with a range of specialist modules in these areas. This degree is also a pathway to entry onto PGCE primary and secondary teacher education programmes.The various core and optional modules available to you during the duration of this course will give you a deeper understanding of sociology, psychology, cultural studies, history, philosophy, linguistics and marketing.FacilitiesAt Aberystwyth University, our students benefit from our strategic closeness to the National Library of Wales. This is a copyright library which houses every book that has been published in the United Kingdom. In addition, it also home to National Sound and Screen Archive in Wales which is a valuable resource to your research.On the University campus, our facilities include the Hugh Owen Library which is open 24/7, the Students’ Union, the Sports Centre and the Arts Centre which has close and deep links with the departments of Theatre, Film and Television Studies. The multitude of facilities on Penglais campus ensures that your student experience is memorable and exceptional.The Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies has strong links with external industry, these include the BBC Wales which houses it regional office in the heart of the Department, Boom Cymru, Avanti, Arad Goch and the Mid-Wales Arts Centre. The Department itself is modern, vibrant and has all the latest teaching facilities that media student requires, this includes a brand-new PC lab designed to assimilate the digital media industry, digital production and editing suits, a viewing cinema, a television studio and modern learning spaces.EmployabilityMany of our graduates have found career paths which include:• Broadcasting media;• Floor managers;• Camera operators;• Producers and directors;• Marketing;• Media Planning;• Education;• Public relations.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    69th out of 97 26

    82nd out of 84 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    123 61%

    36th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45.0 45%

    83rd

    46
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    5th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    110 53%

    66th

    20
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    38.0 38%

    65th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    41st

    32

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