Media and Communications at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS

Course summary

Please note: for September 2024 entry there is no Year 1 entry for this course. Media & Communication will only be available for advanced entry onto Year 2 or 3. Please refer to our Creative and Cultural Industries course (P902) if you are looking for Year 1 entry. Our Media and Communications course will engage you in creative, collaborative and professional ways of thinking, researching and working. The degree emphasises studying the media and understanding the importance of creative communication skills in this exciting and dynamic sector. We live in a world where everyone joins in media debates and many people are content creators, but how do you differentiate yourself, and your professional skills, in this field? The course is designed to build your creative, critical and research skills year on year, as well as your ability to put ideas into writing and practice.


Year One Media and Communications Industries Studying Media and Communications Media Analysis Digital Content Creation Media Production: Skills and Techniques Media Production: Video Project Year Two Disruption in Media and Cultural Industries Popular Media Cultures Media Client Project Media Campaigning Media Production: Storytelling Media Production: Online Journalism Year Three Media, Politics & Society Designing a Research Project Persuasive Communication Creative Entrepreneurship in the Film, Media and Communications Sectors plus two options Year Four Modernity on Screen Industry-based Learning Dissertation plus two options Year Three and Four options may include: Communicating in Organisational Settings Communication, Arts and Activism Creative Entrepreneurship Experiential Learning Placement Film Festivals Photography Practice Playwriting/Playwriting 2 Political Communication Popular Music Radio and Audio Media Reputation Issues and Crisis Management Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Screenwriting Student Initiated Module Television Drama The American West in Popular Culture The Video Essay Video Production World Animation The Only Way is Ethics

Assessment method

You will learn through lectures, seminars, individual work and group work. The assessment strategy uses a range of methods to support your academic and professional development. These include: essays, reports, presentations, online discussions/postings, exams, reflective diaries, e-portfolios and content production for different media such as video, photography, website, blogs, posts and tweets.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Year 2: HNC/HND in a related subject with B/CB in the graded unit Scottish Higher: BC at Advanced Higher in relevant subjects plus BB at Higher A Level: BBB in relevant subjects Year 3: HND in a related subject with CB in the graded units We can consider applications to level 2 or 3 with suitable qualifications. Agreed articulation routes from Scottish HNC and HND programmes can be found here:

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

We accept many different qualifications, but cannot list them all here. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information or advice if you are thinking of taking a course of study. We welcome applications from international and EU applicants and you can find information on specific entry requirements by country here: We also welcome applications from mature students, or people holding qualifications such as Access courses or OU modules. The Scottish Wider Access Partnership (SWAP) offers a range of local Access courses and those that are accepted for entry are listed here:

Minimum Qualification Requirements

English language requirements

IELTS with an overall score equivalent to 6.0 and with no individual component less than 5.5.

QMU English Language Requirements

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

Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students from England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Republic of Ireland: full-time Rest of UK fees will be charged for the first three years of study. The fourth year is free.
Media and Communications at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS