Media Studies at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

Media and communication are at the heart of our culture, society, and democracy. We consume news from TV and X (formerly Twitter) in moments of crisis, rely on the cinema and streaming for entertainment, and connect using social media. On this course, you’ll gain a blend of analytical, creative, and technical skills, designed to help you become an expert when it comes to understanding and using the media. We’ve created this degree to reflect the many different media careers you can follow, too. Why Study Media Studies BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? On the course, you’ll be supported by our world-leading experts, who undertake cutting-edge research into the media of today – and tomorrow. You’ll also get hands-on in our industry-standard studios, using specialist equipment and software, as you create media content you can be proud of. You’ll choose from a wide range of optional modules to create your own adventure with us and benefit from work experience opportunities, for the chance to focus on the career you want. Plus, Media Studies at Huddersfield is top in Yorkshire for Learning Resources, scoring 100%, based on experimental statistics from the National Student Survey 2023. Begin your career journey with us; recent graduates work for media companies, agencies, and brands, in digital marketing, social media roles and more†. An impressive 100% of graduates from this subject are in work and/or further study 15 months after graduating, too (HESA Graduate Outcomes 20/21, UK domiciled graduates). If you’re keen to pursue a career or further study in media, media and popular culture, advertising, promotional culture, interactive multimedia, graphic multimedia, film and more, this is the course for you. You could also explore film and drama in more depth in postgraduate study, or specific strands of journalism, such as sports journalism, broadcast journalism, or music journalism. †Source: LinkedIn Professional Bodies At Huddersfield you’ll also study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Analysing Content • Media Users, Audiences and Fans • Digital Communication Technology • Film and Media Industries. To see the full range of modules and descriptions (including year 1 option modules), please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

Teaching is via lectures, seminars and workshops, newsdays, work-based learning and placements, project work, dissertations, one-on-one and group supervision, and digital learning. 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

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - 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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Media Studies at University of Huddersfield - UCAS