Social Media Management with Integrated Foundation Year at University of Sunderland - UCAS

Course summary

This is a four-year version of our popular BA (Hons) Social Media Management course, with an integrated foundation year. Create great content from video to graphics. Understand analytics and develop tactics, social campaigns and strategies to reach and engage audiences, and build brand reputation. Get the skills and experience for your social media career. Almost every employer, from Nike to Netflix, has a social media presence. Develop the skills and experience you need to meet the growing demand for social media managers across a wide range of industries, and learn how to grow and engage your audiences as a content creator. You'll experiment with your own social media channels, and grow and engage your own digital communities. Learn to create engaging content and use analytics and attribution to prove impact and understand your audience. Develop social media strategies and organic and paid campaigns, combining integrated communications approaches across public relations and digital marketing. Delve into ideas about how to communicate, influence and persuade, and explore what makes content shareable and engaging. Throughout the course, you'll get hands-on experience, including managing social media channels and planning social media and PR campaigns and strategies for real clients. You'll also undertake a week-long placement, building contacts and connections in the industry. You'll study a degree with multiple accreditations: the course is accredited by the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI); our public relations modules are accredited by the CIPR, the industry’s leading body; and the Media Law module is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). You can graduate with an extra qualification from the NCTJ, proving you are legally and ethically safe to publish content. By the end of this course, you'll have the skills, knowledge and experience you need to pursue a career in social media, content and communications, whether that's as an employee, a content creator, freelancer or digital nomad, or business owner and entrepreneur.


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Assessment method

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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

International applicants are not eligible for this course

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The Integrated Foundation Year is specially designed to support you where you have just missed the grades required for direct entry onto a three-year degree, or if you have relevant work experience and are now looking to broaden your subject knowledge but want more time to develop study skills before starting your degree. Entry requirements are provided for guidance only and we may offer you an entrance interview which will help us determine your eligibility for your chosen degree. This enables us to consider making you an offer if you are perhaps a mature student who has been out of education for a period of time, or you have gained significant knowledge and skills through employment rather than traditional education. Eligible entry qualifications: 1. Normally a minimum of three Level 2 qualifications (NVQ, GCSE or equivalent), including Maths and English at grade C or above** and a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A or AS Levels, BTEC certificates/diplomas, access courses or equivalent) OR 2. Demonstrable evidence of appropriate knowledge and skills acquired from at least three years of post-school work experience. If you are unsure of whether you think you might be suitable for the course, please contact us!

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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
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Social Media Management with Integrated Foundation Year at University of Sunderland - UCAS