University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Media Studies

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Course summary

Media and communication are at the heart of our culture, society and democracy. We get our news from TV and Twitter in moments of crisis, rely on the cinema and streaming for entertainment, and connect using social media. You’ll learn a blend of analytical, creative and technical skills, so you can become an expert in understanding and using the media. We’ve created this degree to reflect the many different media careers you can follow. This means you can tailor your studies to pursue what you’re really passionate about, from celebrity to gaming culture. Why study Media Studies at Huddersfield?

  • You’ll be supported by our world-leading experts, who do cutting-edge research into the media of today – and tomorrow.
  • Get hands-on with our industry-standard studios, equipment and software, as you create media content you can be proud of.
  • Our wide range of optional modules means you can choose your own adventure with us.
  • Work experience opportunities give you the chance to focus on the career you want.

Course details


Year 1 Core modules: Analysing Content Media Users, Audiences and Fans Digital Communication Technology Digital Video and Audio Production Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: News Industries and Law Sports Media Industries and Law Platforms, Internet Industries and Law Year 2 Core modules: Researching Digital Communication, Media and Culture From Studio to Social Media: Media Careers and Entrepreneurship Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Then choose up to three from a list which may include: Sports Broadcasting – Commentary and Writing Reporting and Writing Global Popular Cinema: Hollywood and Beyond Television Entertainment Digital Radio and Audio Production Sports Reporting and Writing Magazine Design and Production Light, Camera, Action…and Cut: Specialist Skills in Film Production Production Management Live Television Production On-Screen Training: Becoming a Presenter Promotional Culture and PR Year 3 - optional placement year Placement Year Final Year Core modules: Research Dissertation Media Industry Project Students who have successfully completed the Work Placement Year replace the Media Industry Project with one additional option module. Option modules: Choose up to four from a list which may include: Journalism Innovation and Enterprise Video Shorts: Music, Advertising and Short film Political Reporting Investigative Journalism Digital Media, Data and Analysis Fantasy, Horror and Cult Film Stars and Celebrity Video Games and Culture Branding and Advertising Media and Globalisation Digital Sexuality Film and Television Distribution: Sales, Promotion and Festivals Reality TV and Documentary

Assessment method

We use a variety of assessments, including video shorts, podcasts, newsroom days, audience research portfolios, essays, production pitches, data analytics, presentations, and dissertation.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with prior learning or prior experiential learning will be considered individually by the School of Arts and Humanities Accreditation and Validation Panel, to assess whether it is appropriate to grant general or specific credit towards the course. Applications from international students will be considered on an individual basis, and with advice from the University's International Office. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

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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
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This information is for applicants applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2021/22. Please note that your tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). This webpage will be updated with 2022/23 tuition fees as information becomes available. If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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