As social media and technology expands, the study of communication and media looks to face the trends and debates that follow the ever-growing world of such an industry. Media and communications studies look to explore the context of human interaction and representation in cultural and societal environments. By studying media and communications in the UK, you will have access to many different practical and theoretical elementals of the subject.
Students will also be able to look at the structure of the communication as it works internationally throughout the world in its different forms of media and industry. Many of our partner universities have partnerships with such companies as the BBC and Channel 4, allowing the student to be immersed in real world experience and encountering accomplished and seasoned experts that can prove helpful sources in the future.
As an undergraduate, you can expect to start studying the overall subject matter of media and communications, looking at the interactions of the media and its audience, as well as the marketing, linguistics, and history involved. Combined Media and Comm courses usually include marketing or advertising studies, or television, film, or creative writing studies. Admissions requirements vary thus greatly from university to university, but most of our partner universities will require AP scores in a relevant subject, such as English Literature and US History.
Postgraduate programs become more specialized, as the courses focus more on specific elements of the media and communication world. Depending on what you wish to focus on, you can find a program to fit your media and communication needs. From practical studies of design and layout of the internet and television production, to radio and internet communication and advertising, these programs become much more focused on the specific topic and the role of media and communication in life. Theoretical studies look at aspects such as the political or sociological impact of the ever-growing theme of media and communication. Students will be required to have a passion for the subject, in order to apply for these courses, and an undergraduate background in the topic would be preferred.
Take a look at out partner universities that offer programs in Media and Communications:
University of Stirling, Swansea University
Bournemouth University, University of East Anglia, University of Hertfordshire, Lancaster University, University of Leeds, University of Leicester, University of Lincoln
University of Liverpool, Newcastle University, University of Nottingham, University of Reading, University of Southampton, University of York
Brunel University, City University London, Kingston University, Middlesex University, Roehampton University, Royal Holloway University of London