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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary


Are you interested in how the media works and influences individuals and societies, from newspapers and television to social networks?

This BA (Hons) Media Studies degree course gives you the knowledge and skills to dissect and discuss the media at an academic level, and put what you learn into mastering media content of your own.

When you graduate, you'll be well set to begin your media career in areas such as journalism, marketing, or publishing, but you'll also have creative and transferable skills that you can put to work in any industry.

What you'll experience

On this Media Studies degree course you'll:

  • Undertake an analytical review of the global media of our times, and how they reflect and shape our society
  • Explore entertainment and identity in the media
  • Study the impact of changing forms of communication from the past and present – and the possibilities for the future
  • Work with local and national media companies
  • Learn from widely published media experts
  • Enjoy the chance to study abroad at one of our partner institutions, such as the renowned University of Zaragoza in Spain
  • Have the option to take a placement year in the industry to expand your knowledge and experience even further before you graduate

Careers and opportunities

The communication, research, writing and critical thinking skills you learn on this media degree will be valuable to employers in any industry.

What can you do with a media studies degree?

Previous media studies graduates have gone on to work in areas such as:

  • media research
  • public relations and marketing
  • journalism
  • publishing
  • new media development

You could also continue your studies at postgraduate level or set up a business with help and support from the University.

What jobs can you do with a media studies degree?

Some of our media studies alumni have gone on to work for big names such as the BBC, Warner Bros and Universal Pictures International. Job roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • production manager
  • sound and vision engineer
  • film/video producer
  • advertising journalist
  • assistant publicist
  • PR and communications officer

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job in the industry, and will give you help and advice for up to 5 years, as you advance in your career.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 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

University of Portsmouth

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  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 97 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    104 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%



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