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Media Communications (Professional Placement Year) BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University

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UCAS CODE: S176

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year.Revolutionise how media creators communicate to audiences with our Media Communications degree.- Learn the skills to succeed across the ever-growing communications industries.- Reimagine how you use media to communicate to audiences ethically.- Work with our in-house marketing company and innovation hub to gain on the ground experience.Throughout this Media Communications degree, you’ll develop your creative skills in marketing, creative strategy, PR, journalism and social media management and prepare for success across the thriving communications sector. You’ll gain experience working on cross-platform campaigns on communication strategies, explore political media making and investigative journalism, and delve into producing social media content, PR packs and augmented reality trails.Taught by a team of researchers and creative media strategists and creators, you’ll learn how to rethink media communications for social change. You’ll study online influencers and diverse forms of screen representation, explore the ethics of social media platforms like TikTok and alternative approaches to journalism, emerging marketing practices for immersive experiences and beyond.In your final year, you’ll join The Studio in Bath, the University’s new city-centre innovation hub for creative media technology and Immersive Promotion Design, our own in-house immersive marketing company. By collaborating with the region’s media and communications sector on cross-platform campaigns, feature articles and activist media, you’ll grow into a communications professional, realising your vision for a more inclusive media landscape. As fresh voices in these organisations, you’ll gain on the ground experience in the industry which will enable you to leap into a career in communications, PR, marketing and social media.**More about the Professional Placement Year**A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,450per 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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University information

Bath Spa University

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 97 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    104 52%

    76th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    73rd

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    75th

    14

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