University of Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate

English Language with Media Communication (Including Year Abroad)

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Course summary

Does language in the media affect people’s opinions and actions? How is language used in social and traditional media for politics, art, and business communication? What does the language used in the media tell us about English-speaking societies? This course explores the structure and use of the English language as well as how Media is used to communicate, from the perspectives of both businesses and politicians and also in every day society. During your studies you explore topics such as:

  • propaganda in film and literature
  • how language is used in conversation
  • the role of new media in shaping mass culture
  • how the media is used for marketing purposes
This unique combination of studying English language and Media communication provides an interesting curriculum and the broad range of areas covered opens many doors, giving you an edge in the global job market. This course is taught within our Department of Language and Linguistics. We are ranked 13th in the UK for Linguistics in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2020). The collaborating departments on this course stand out for their excellence in their respective fields. Essex Business School is an international community of researchers, students and entrepreneurs. You learn from world-leading academics and practitioners, solving real-world business challenges. The Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies is an interdisciplinary department with expertise in English literature, drama, creative writing, journalism, film and screen media. It has an international reputation for research quality and teaching, with excellent scores for student satisfaction and graduate prospects. The Department of Government is a world leader in political sciences and among the top 30 Politics departments according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2020). The Department of Sociology was rated top 25 for Sociology (TGUG 2018) and is ranked 7th in the UK in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2020).

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £19500 Year 1
International £19500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2024-25 entry. Fees may increase for each academic intake and each academic year of study.
English Language with Media Communication (Including Year Abroad) at University of Essex - UCAS