University of East Anglia UEA

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

Global Development with Media with a Year Abroad

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Course summary

Overview Immerse yourself in the worlds of media, communication, and international development, and study the complex relationship between them.  Discover the ways charities and other development organisations communicate about poverty, inequality, conflict and migration. Explore why some humanitarian crises and disasters make it onto our TV screens and others don’t and what effect this has on public attitudes and government policy.  You’ll also ask: how important is press freedom in promoting democracy and tackling poverty? What is the impact of digital media in developing countries? Do Facebook and Twitter encourage political participation, or do they undermine citizens' genuine engagement with politics?  These are just some of the important questions and issues you’ll explore on our BA Global Development with Media course. Please note we are changing our name to the School of Global Development from 1 August 2023, as we mark our 50th Anniversary. About This Course This innovative course combines a strong interdisciplinary foundation with a specialist media lens in the study of global development. You’ll take core modules that seek to understand critical contemporary issues through the lens of media and communication – including poverty, inequality, migration, democracy and protest – focusing specifically on the complex relationship between media, communication and development. You’ll also gain practical experience in media production in your final year, learning key skills – from planning, interview techniques, camera work, lighting, sound recording and editing – culminating in the production of a short film or documentary. In addition to this media focus, you’ll gain a broad grounding in the key issues, organisations and practices of development, fusing insights from media and communication with those from across the social sciences, including economics, environmental sciences, geography, anthropology, and politics. You can develop your understanding of particular regions in the world, through area modules relating to sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or Latin America, and you can pursue your emerging interests in other aspects and perspectives of development. In your third year, you’ll study abroad at one of our partner Universities, taking courses that complement what you are studying in the School.The result is an extremely flexible degree programme that you can tailor to suit your particular interests, and that allows you to combine an interdisciplinary foundation with your niche specialism. By studying with us, you’ll join our close-knit academic community, made up of experts from across multiple disciplines, all housed within the School of International Development. As such, you’ll not only learn from our world-renowned media experts within the school, but you can benefit from a truly vibrant, interdisciplinary environment. We are amongst the best in the world for researching, teaching, and practicing development. Come and study with us and help us to create a fairer world. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L9PA
Institution code:
E14
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade C or 4. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website: www.uea.ac.uk

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.uea.ac.uk/course/undergraduate/ba-global-development-with-media-with-a-year-abroad/2024-25/sep#entry_requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details: https://www.uea.ac.uk/apply/our-admissions-policy/english-language-equivalencies


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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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
International £20600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Global Development with Media with a Year Abroad at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS