Media & Communications at University of Chichester - UCAS

Course summary

Our BA (Hons) Media and Communications degree examines the role, influence, and evolution of the media in our technologically-reliant world, as you consider the development of instant information and emerging distrust in mainstream media sources. We offer a challenging and absorbing experience in the study of Media and Communications taught by a team of dedicated and enthusiastic staff. In conjunction with a range of practical skills, students will learn how to critically analyse the way the media reflects and influences the political, personal, social and cultural landscape. The degree also offers a range of other module choices from other degrees in the department, namely: Film and Television Studies, Screenwriting, and Sports Media. This is a programme that is designed to provide critical and practical skills in preparation for work in media and creative industries. Throughout the degree an emphasis will be placed on students developing skills of self-reflection and personal development in readiness for the world of work. This industry-facing course with a mix of theory, history, and practical training opportunities allows you to critically analyse how the media reflects and influences our political, personal, social, and cultural landscapes. Students will also have the opportunity to undertake work placement.


Year One In your first year, you will gain a firm understanding of a variety of media forms including film, journalism, mobile communications, and music. You will begin to understand the context of their evolution and how they function within our modern world. Year Two Your second year allows you to explore more forms of modern media such as marketing, advertising, global TV, documentaries, and digital photography. In addition, you will examine the emergence of disinformation, the politics of celebrity, and the longevity and influence of major characters from the small and big screens. Year Three In your third year, you will complete a major project dissertation to help hone your employability skills, working closely with staff to refine your work and ensure it represents you effectively while meeting current industry needs. You will also work on more specific aspects of media and communication, such as campaign writing, representation, and genre within film and TV.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a range of assignments that could include: -Essays -Video essays, short films, and podcasts -Group and individual -Presentations -Creative pitch -Research workbook -Report

How to apply

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Bognor Regis Campus, University of Chichester
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University welcomes mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements listed here. As an alternative, a 'non-standard entry portfolio' may be set for the applicant to complete in order to demonstrate their readiness for higher education.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No component less than 5.5
PTE Academic5050-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)79At least: 18 in Reading 17 in Listening 20 in Speaking 17 in Writing

Qualifications recognised for English language proficiency

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16344 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16344 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Media & Communications at University of Chichester - UCAS