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Media, Communication and Journalism BA (Hons)

University of Winchester

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UCAS CODE: P304

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

- A strong focus on the convergence of old and new media, including social networking- Develop as a critical thinker and master the art of how to communicate creatively- Learn from staff who have published books and articles on areas as diverse as digital technologies, social media and drugs education, and journalism and the financial crash.- Use the Work Placement module to gain experience in a news organisation, or in other environments relevant to your career aspirations- Access outstanding industry-standard facilities in our Multimedia Centre, including two HD TV studios with green screens, a newsroom, and a computerised radio studioTo give yourself a great chance of succeeding in the exciting and diverse world of the media, it’s wise to understand the fast-moving world you are joining. Studying Media, Communication and Journalism at Winchester gives you a deep grasp of how the global media works, but it also offers opportunities to develop professional skills and get valuable work experience. It primes you for successful careers in a variety of roles, such as in journalism, PR and media.Studying Media, Communication and Journalism involves you in stimulating discussions about how the media represents race, gender, class, environmental challenges, politics and popular culture. You learn about journalism in the context of wider media and communication processes. Your tutors are at the top of their fields and have published books on everything from the financial crash to the portrayal of zombies in popular culture. Year 1 develops your core academic skills and understanding in the use of media. There is a particular focus upon the impact of digital technologies as new and old media converge. Courses include Media in the Twentieth-first Century and Manipulating Media.In Year 2, you take two core theory and research modules such as Analysing Journalism and Exploring Media Theory. You also take specialist modules exploring feature writing and current issues in journalism, as well as choosing from a range of optional modules, such as Social Media, Community Media, and Podcasting. You use the Work Placement module to gain experience in newsrooms, freelancing, or in other relevant industriesIn the final year, you take a module in documentary and photojournalism and a module designed to provide preparation for working in magazine journalism. For the Extended Independent Study, you can produce a portfolio of articles, or undertake a conventional dissertation on any aspect of media, communications or journalism. Optional modules include Politics and the Media, and News Media War and ConflictStudying Media, Communication and Journalism at Winchester is an excellent preparation for a successful career in the media. Our dynamic course content ensures you have the critical skills, such as intellectual curiosity, effective communication and research proficiency, cultural awareness and an understanding of moral and ethical values, vital to succeed in the modern workplace.Our graduates work within TV, radio, press and digital journalism, media management, social media, public relations, fashion and advertising. The programme also fosters a key set of flexible skills that are relevant to a wide range of careers in communication work, HR, business, education, management, and public service.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,800per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 104 - 120

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 in English Language is required.

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University information

University of Winchester

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 97 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    105 52%

    77th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    74th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    47th

    7

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