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Media and History BA (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • 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 History and Aberystwyth University enables you to learn the strategic and structural components of the media industry while at the same time exploring periods and events in History that have shaped our society. The combination of Media and History is a perfect combination of analysing and understanding how historic events and eras have moulded the media industry. The History component of this degree will allow you to place the past in perspective, and equip you with the analytical skills of interpretation, analysis and communication that are both vital in everyday life and highly sought after by employers. 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.

Overview

Why study BA Media and History at Aberystwyth University?

The course

Taught by two departments (the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies and the Department of History and Welsh History), you will have an opportunity to study in great detail the following: media fandom, advertising, news analysis, website design, digital culture, children and the media, surveillance society, language and the media, media history and policy.

The History element will expose you to the various areas and time-periods in History which include Medieval and Early Modern Britain and Europe (1000-1800), The Modern Word, 1789 to the present; People, Power and Identity in Wales 1200-1999, Image Wars in Southeast Asia: Studying 20th Century propaganda; Interpreting the contemporary heritage of the British isles (1960-1980).

Employability

What opportunities are there for me?

Many of our graduates have found career paths which include: Broadcasting media; Floor managers; Camera operators; Producers and directors; Marketing; Media Planning; Education; Public relations.

What will I get from my degree?

Employability is at the heart of our teaching. We encourage our students by: Inviting guest speakers to our campus; Obtaining work experience with the BBC, Fiction Factory and Boom Pictures.

On completion of this degree, our students become; Effective communicators; Able to work independently and as part of a team; Experience in industrial equipment such as three camera high definition digital television studios, over 40 high definition digital video cameras and digital and video projection facilities.

Application deadline

15 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.

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Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

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

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    69th out of 97 26

    39th out of 90 3

  • 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 213
    116 60%

    43rd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    31st

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%

    13th

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