Global Communication and Media (Dual Degree) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Overview Entertainment and information media now influence almost every part of our lives, while the emergence of global communication technologies has changed how we consume, create and share media across social, cultural, geographic, political and economic divides. Set yourself up for a career as a global media professional capable of navigating this challenging yet exciting environment on this Global Communication and Media dual degree. You'll study in Portsmouth and spend a year at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. Course highlights

  • Discover how effective communication can contribute to a more tolerant and inclusive society
  • Explore the latest professional techniques and methodologies used by national and international journalists, film directors, broadcasters and media professionals
  • Use the latest digital technologies and facilities such as a fully equipped newsroom and broadcasting studios
  • Learn from expert staff with industry-relevant experience who are engaged in research projects that analyse and inform the future of communication and media
  • Boost your CV with opportunities to go on work placements and work on projects with local, national and global organisations
Focusing on your interests You can shape your degree to your interests, strengths and career aspirations by choosing specific optional modules. You'll graduate with one of the following exit awards alongside your BA Global Media and Communication degree from Edith Cowan University:
  • BA (Hons) Media and Journalism
  • BA (Hons) Screen Media and Cultural Studies
Careers and opportunities When you complete this course, you'll have the knowledge and professional skills that will set you up for a career in media and communications in the UK and beyond, in public or private organisations or as a freelancer. You could also use the communication, team working and research skills you develop in other sectors. Areas you could work in include:
  • journalism
  • media research
  • film and video production/direction
  • scriptwriting
  • broadcasting – scheduling, video editing, production management
  • public relations
  • marketing
  • corporate communications
  • advertising
You could also go onto postgraduate study, for example by studying an MA or MRES. Previous Portsmouth graduates have gone onto work for organisations such as:
  • Sky
  • Premier League Productions
  • Disney UK
  • Discovery UK
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Vogue
  • BBC
  • Channel 4
Get experience while you study, with support to find part-time jobs, volunteering opportunities, and work experience. Towards the end of your degree and for up to five years after graduation, you’ll receive one-to-one support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to help you find your perfect role. Advantages of dual degrees This course is a dual degree (also known as a double degree). When you complete the course successfully, you'll have 2 degrees – one from the University of Portsmouth and one from Edith Cowan University. Dual degrees allow you to achieve 2 degrees in 3.5 or 4 years rather than 6 years. You'll benefit from a global education experience and the high-calibre teaching expertise, latest research and modern facilities at two universities. You'll also develop a more comprehensive knowledge of communication and media than on a single degree and gain an understanding of different cultures, which will help you work more effectively with people from different backgrounds. All of this will help you stand out in a competitive job market after you graduate.

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Media and Journalism
  • Screen, Media and Cultural Studies


The modules you study will depend which pathway you choose: Screen, Media and Cultural Studies or Media and Journalism. You can see a full list of modules for each year on the course page on the University of Portsmouth website – follow the 'Visit our course page' link at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

  • practical assessments
  • blog, video and infographic submissions
  • essays
  • portfolios
- oral presentations

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic54An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)7979 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
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
International £17200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship Placement Year and Year abroad: UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £1,385 EU – £1,385 (including Transition Scholarship)| International (Non-EU) – £2,000. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to
Global Communication and Media (Dual Degree) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS