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Course summary

8th in the UK for our research outputs in Communications, Cultural and Media Studies in REF 2021 (Times Higher Education) =16th in the UK for Communications and Media Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023) 17th in the UK for Communications and Media Studies (Complete University Guide 2024) About the course At Sussex, you’ll become an accomplished media practitioner with transferable skills that are vital for working within the modern media industry. Combining theory and practice in sound, photography, animation, interactive media, documentary video and screenwriting, you will produce media works that challenge the status quo. Taught by academics and practitioners, you will question the contents we make, how we make them, their potential meaning to audiences and their wider cultural, social and political implications. You get to use specialist facilities, including photographic and video studio, audio production and foley suites and pre- and post-production labs, which are available to you 24/7. A wide range of professional equipment is also available to students to borrow. Brighton is one of the UK’s fastest growing hubs for digital and creative media – perfect for expanding your creativity, whilst offering work experience and career opportunities. See a showcase of our students' final-year projects. About Sussex Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better. Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries. Location We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK’s beautiful south coast. We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colourful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away. With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.


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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Including at least 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic59Including at least 59 in all four skills.
TOEFL (iBT)80TOEFL (iBT), including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing.

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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 £25000 Year 1
International £25000 Year 1

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Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.
Media Production at University of Sussex - UCAS