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Media and Sociology BA (Hons)

Keele University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

At Keele University, we’re proud to be consistently ranked in the Top 3 UK universities for student satisfaction, which is testimony to the safe, supportive and welcoming campus we hope you’ll soon call home.You will explore the sociological implications of digital media and popular culture as well as engaging in creative media practice such as filmmaking and photography. You will have permanent access to dedicated creative facilities and support from an engaged community of academics.You will attend lectures led by an interdisciplinary team of experts in their field, participate in seminars, and get hands-on experience of media production including pre- and post-production techniques. You will have access to media production facilities and the opportunity to try a range of media forms including photography, digital video, magazine production, newsmaking and social media.The media modules combine a distinctive balance of theory and practice so you can develop as a critical and thoughtful practitioner. You will study the role of media in society, the impact of the political economy on media content and the relationship between content and audiences. You will analyse popular cultural forms such as TV, memes, film and news, think about their meaning in contemporary social life and explore your ideas through media production.The compulsory sociology modules provide you with a grounding in the key areas of the discipline: inequalities, social theory, and research methods. You will cover a wide range of topics including families, activism and protest, social media, globalisation, and celebrity. Studying sociology will enable you to think independently, critically, and imaginatively about the issues that shape our everyday lives and our futures.You will develop as a critical, analytic, and creative thinker, gaining social and communication skills which are useful for a wide range of careers.Our graduates have entered occupations in creative industries, social care, the health sector, advertising and marketing. You might go on to work in broadcasting, the movie industry, journalism, publishing or web design. Some of our graduates choose to pursue further academic study at Master's or doctoral level.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,500per year

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

University information

Keele University

  • University League Table

    56th

  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

Keele students represent over 120 different nationalities. A welcoming campus, Keele recognises the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas.
Keele provides individual and group language and academic skills guidance for international students at all levels, through its language centre on campus.
Keele provides a friendly and supportive environment for international students. A range of cultural events are arranged and celebrated throughout the year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 97 3

    34th out of 102 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    123 61%

    37th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    16th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    35th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    116 58%

    54th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    34th

    14

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