The growth of the communications and marketing industries in recent years has presented a great opportunity for graduates with suitable knowledge to make an impact in various professions. As part of this degree you will learn about the theory and practice of media production and the most effective techniques to communicate your message to different audiences across a variety of media platforms. On this course you'll learn about consumer behaviour, branding, customer relationships and digital communications. A series of exciting, practical media projects (designed by industry professionals) will help you to think critically, strategically and creatively. This Communications, Media and Marketing course will help you to acquire the most relevant skills, teach you how to use them effectively and how to put them into practice in real-world scenarios. A placement year enables students to undertake a year of experience in an organisation between their second and final year. It is a substantial piece of paid experience where you can make a real contribution to your employer and it can really make you stand out from the crowd! It will also enable you to: Apply the knowledge and skills you gain from your course in a work setting Build your commercial awareness and insights into organisations and industries you might want to work in. Develop your professional skills through company training, networking skills and confidence in the workplace Get some great experience for future job applications or even land a graduate job! Securing a placement can really help you develop your job search skills and the Employability Service placement and careers teams can support you to find and apply for available opportunities. You will need to attend some preparatory workshops which will explain all aspects of the placement year and give you the skills to find the placement of your choice. With access to our jobs board, careers events and employer contacts you will be able to approach companies confidently and find the right opportunity for you. Please note: in the event that you cannot secure a placement you will be able to transfer onto the 3 year version of your degree programme. Our degree programmes (including a foundation year) provide an alternative route to undergraduate study at university if you do not have the grades to access higher education in the traditional way. On successful completion of the Communications and Marketing Foundation Year pathway you will progress on to the Communications, Media and Marketing undergraduate degree with a placement year.
Assessment is a combination of one written assignment and one practical assignment for most modules. You will also design and produce media campaigns, as well as undertake your own research and deliver presentations. For your final project can opt to complete a written dissertation or practical assignment (such as a film or marketing campaign). You are also encouraged to undertake work placement that will count towards your final grade.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||6.0 overall with no element below 5.5|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|