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Media with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Course summary**- Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).- Research, plan, implement and manage successful PR and media campaigns.- Gain an in-depth knowledge of the media including industries, audiences and texts.- Access specially designed teaching rooms to enable content creation and editing.- Engage with current debates about the relationship between public relations, the media and wider society.Examine and evaluate key theories relating to PR and the media and study professional issues on this wide-ranging course. Your studies are led by a team that includes national award-winning industry specialists, with experience across TV, health, charity, public and private sectors, and internationally recognised PR and media theorists.**How you learn**The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Public Relations and Media course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other media arts and communication foundation year students, then move on to the degree.Throughout the course you attend a combination of lectures, workshops and seminars where key topics and concepts are introduced and explored. This includes a mix of tutor-directed learning, discussions and student-led exercises and activities where you engage in collaborative activities in face-to-face and virtual learning environments.You learn through- essays- practical tasks and projects- case studies- reports- group work- concept maps- research tasks and projects- electronic assessment- oral presentations- portfolios of workIn the foundation year, you'll study wide-ranging media arts and communication topics, while also focussing on your particular subject area and completing assignments in that field. You'll grow as a creative, and begin developing a professional portfolio. You'll also become familiar with Hallam's exceptional facilities and staff, so you're fully prepared for undergraduate study.**Applied learning****Work placements**You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Recent students have worked with the BBC, regional newspapers, local and national PR agencies, Disney, South Yorkshire Police, Sheffield Children's Hospital and in the voluntary sector.**Networking opportunities**Every year we hold industry events that bring you together with regional and national PR experts. Graduates return to share their experiences and top tips for finding jobs. Selected students are offered a chance to be mentored by PR professionals for one year.You gain automatic free student membership of the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) and all the benefits that come with it, including exclusive access to work placements, internships, graduate schemes and entry level jobs, free and unlimited online training, and free access to the industry-recognised PRCA Online Certificate.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,995per 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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UCAS Points : 80

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:•CDD at A Level.•MMP in BTEC Extended Diploma.•A combination of qualifications, which may include a maximum of one AS level, EPQ and general studies

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 97 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    112 56%

    59th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%

    68th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    20th

    40

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