BA Media and Communication (3 year)

  1. UCAS code:
    P300
    Duration:
    3yrs Full-time
  2. Typical offer:
    BBB-BBC
  3. 93% Graduate Employment

Course Overview

From print and broadcast media to cinema and television, digital publishing, social networking, and public relations, the media increasingly defines the way we interact with our society. It shapes the way we see ourselves and others, and can be a powerful tool for social change, good and bad. Media and Communication at Swansea has a broad vocational, theoretical and international outlook that reflects the challenges and opportunities of our media-rich world.

Teaching and Assessment

In order to structure an academically coherent and intellectually rigorous programme, the degree is built around compulsory and optional modules. (Have a look at our module booklet for full information on modules).

The programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will usually receive nine hours minimum scheduled contact time with your teachers every week. Every degree involves choices, options will be available and if first choices are not secured then the alternative will be as good. Full attendance at lectures, seminars and personal tutorials (personal tutorials are obligatory). All Arts and Humanities programmes include independent learning which requires initiative and hardwork. 

We will challenge you with demanding teaching and assessment. Assessment includes essay, coursework and examination, presentations and a dissertation.    

Employability and Careers

The future is bright for Arts and Humanities students!

Arts and Humanities graduates make an invaluable and irreplaceable contribution to the economy and are crucial in supporting world-leading creative industries sectors. Our graduates are employed in diverse and dynamic vocations such as marketing, sales and advertising; commercial, industrial and public sectors; education; business, law and finance; art, design and culture; journalism, media and PR; creative and professional writing; sport; social and welfare professions; heritage and tourism; government and politics; foreign affairs and diplomatic corps; humanitarian organisations; teaching English as a foreign language and some are employed as translators. Some graduates go on to study Masters and PhD degrees and many PhD graduates have a career in Academia.

In addition to the transferable skills you develop through study and the curriculum, the College offers various employability opportunities and initiatives.

Have a look at our Employability and Careers booklet:  Employability and Careers Brochure

Key Features

  • A UNIQUE STUDY EXPERIENCE IN THE UK! New students who are admitted to our BA programmes will be offered Centenary Graduate Scholarships to reward academic achievement. The Excellence and Merit scholarships will be available to EU, UK and International students who have completed a full-time three or four year BA programme, achieved a 2:1 or above, and gained a place on a one-year full-time Taught Masters programme in the College.
  • BA students who graduate with a 1st class degree will automatically receive a full tuition fee Excellence scholarship for the MA year.
  • BA students who graduate with a 2:1 degree will automatically receive a Merit scholarship and pay £1,000 fees for the MA year.
  • The BA Media and Communication incorporates distinct pathways in media, film, public relations, journalism and practical media. 
  • The programme combines the study of history, theory and practice that incorporates skills and techniques relevant to the modern digital media, digital journalism, creative digital practice; video production; radio production; film and public relations industries. 
  • The BA equips graduates with generic broad-based skills to specialise in further study or essential skills for the professional workplace.
  • Students have the option of taking Welsh-medium modules.
  • Students have the option of competitive work-based learning or work-placements.
  • Our students have a personal tutor who provides pastoral support and guidance on issues that may affect their well-being, attendance and progress through University.
  • Media and Communication teaching staff are specialist International researchers and also ex-professionals lecturing on video production, web and creative design, PR and journaism.
  • The Media Student Society organises PR, social and cultural events. Twitter: @SUMediaSoc

Description

The BA Media and Communication incorporates distinct pathways in digital media, film, public relations, journalism and practical media.

Entry Requirements

All applicants receive individual consideration. Our preferred offers for UK applicants are BBB-BBC at A-level. BTEC Creative Media Practice - DMM. However, flexible offers are made on review of the application form, after taking into consideration the subjects studied, predicted or achieved grades, reference and personal statement. For candidates offering the International Baccalaureate, a typical offer would be 32-30 points. We ask for Welsh Baccalaureate plus BC at A-level. Access candidates should have 15 Distinctions and 18 Merits. We require a minimum IELT score of 6.0.

 

How To Apply

EU/UK candidates apply here.

International students apply here.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2014/15 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BA Full-time £9,000 £11,750

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Additional Costs

Reading material.

Student Quotes

 

Christina Deas had a short PR work placement, which opened the door to further opportunities:

I thoroughly enjoyed my placement at MGB. I felt that I was really involved with the work that the team were doing and that I helped out as much as I could. Everyone at MGB were so friendly and I felt totally welcomed and comfortable in the office. I have now been offered a years placement as an apprentice with MGB, working with them for one day a week. I am completely shocked by the offer and am over the moon to say the least! I will take up the offer, as the work is flexible and will not interfere with my study.


 

"The year spent studying Media and Communication in Swansea University is my best study experience ever in my life. It helped to lay the foundation of my career that I have now. I work for China Central Television 6 World Film Report programme as a reporter and international producer. I travel around the world to cover film festivals and interview film producers, directors, actors and actors from different countries. I’m always grateful to my teachers in Swansea who introduced me to the world of Journalism and Media studies. The knowledge and experience I gained in Swansea is crucial to my career now."

Dan Mu




 

Research

The Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH) brings together academics, postgraduates and visiting national and international scholars to create a rich and vibrant research environment geared to international excellence and impact.

Student Video

International Student Video