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Course summary

Learn what role the media plays in shaping our society and influencing peoples’ thoughts and behaviours by studying our exciting Sociology (Media) BSc. By adding media studies to your study of sociology, you’ll be able to explore and specialise in areas such as the social impact of new media, the internet and other information and communications technologies, media discourse, media policy and regulation. The first year is designed to offer you a solid base in theoretical and methodological innovations in sociology and media. You will explore the similarities and differences in the methodologies used in sociology, media, and communications. The focus of study is upon all aspects of societal relations: it’s personal, social and cultural dimensions. As you progress through the course, you will be able to choose modules you are interested in to actively shape and apply your learning to the issues you wish to interrogate. In your third year, you’ll work on a dissertation focusing on an area of interest of your choice. Your dissertation can be a theoretical or practical dissertation, so you can work to your own strengths. Depending on the modules you choose, you may have the option go on fieldtrips where you will be able to apply your learning to current issues and broaden your theoretical imagination. Previous fieldtrips have included: Barbican; British Board of Film Classification; London Migration Museum; Museum of Comedy; Museum of London; regeneration areas (e.g. Spitalfields, Smithfield); and the Victoria and Albert Museum. As you’ll be taught and supported by academics who are not only experts in their field but are actively engaged in research, you’ll develop skills that can be applied from the classroom to the workplace. They know the industry inside out, so you know you are learning from experienced professionals who will bring their unique insights into the classroom and will ensure your learning is up-to-date. Gain an insight into life after your studies by putting your learning into practice by opting for a one-year work placement or two short placements for six months at a time. You will graduate with valuable work experience to enhance your employment prospects and will be able to develop an understanding the working world. We have excellent links with a wide range of notable external organisations, so you will have the opportunity to apply for high quality placements across London. Some of our sociology and media students have undertaken placements in a variety of companies including the political research unit at the Conservative Party Campaign HQ, the Ministry of Justice, the Home Office, the Prince’s Trust, the Crime Statistics Unit at the Home Office, Citizens Advice Bureau and the Department of Work and Pensions. This is a broad-based degree which will enable and encourage you to specialise in areas which particularly fascinate you. As a graduate of this dynamic degree, you will leave us with various transferable skills that are key to the contemporary employment market.

Modules

Year 1 Core Modules Making Sense of Culture and Society Researching Culture and Society (Methods I) Becoming an Independent Learner: Culture & Society (Skills I) Me, You or Us? Analysing Identity & Power (Methods II) Exploring Identity and Power (Methods II) Contemporary Society & Media Becoming a Critical Scholar: Identity & Power (Skills II) Contemporary Society & Media Key Ideas in Sociology Key Ideas in Media Year 2 Core modules Research in Practice Visual Cultures Social Media & Networked Cultures Optional Modules Creative Industries, Fashion and Culture Bodies and Society Deviant Identities Media Genres Sociology of Everyday Life: Issues in Contemporary Culture Television Forms and Meanings Year 3 Core modules Sociology (Media) Dissertation or Sociology (Media) Dissertation (Practice) Optional modules Comedy, the Media and Society Racism, Identity and Difference Digital Cultures Beyond Human Global Cities: Spaces and Culture Changing Audiences Gender Sexuality and Feminism Psychogeography Please visit our website for further details about degree content: www.brunel.ac.uk/sociology


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
LP33
Institution code:
B84
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)90with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic59with a minimum of 59 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Unistats information

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73%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £17665* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sociology (Media) at Brunel University London - UCAS