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Media and Communication

University of Leicester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

TEF Silver

University of Leicester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Find out more about the TEF.

This is for you if you want to develop an understanding of a wide range of contemporary issues related to the theory, development and practice(s) of mass and interactive communication, both nationally and internationally.

Course details

Modules

First year modules are designed to enable you to develop a sound understanding of key concepts, technologies and phenomena relating to the theory and practice of media and communication. By the end of your first year you will have a good grasp of important aspects of the media from a theoretical and practical perspective. For a list of current option modules please visit our website.

Assessment method

Modules are assessed by a combination of essays, exams and presentations. You will complete a 8,000-10,000-word dissertation project in your third year.


Unistats information

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90%
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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeP910
Institution code L34
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level ABB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk
Scottish Higher Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk
Scottish Advanced Higher Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk
Extended Project Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.


English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website

https://le.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for home and EU students is reviewed annually and for the academic year 2020/21 it is £9,250. The fees for following years have not yet been decided but are likely to increase each year in line with inflation, subject to government regulations. The inflation rate used will be RPIX, which includes all the items in the Retail Price Index, excluding mortgage payments. For your information, the inflation rate used by the Government when increasing the tuition fee from £9,000 to £9,250 was 2.8%. Fees for international students can be found on the individual course pages. https://le.ac.uk/courses For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: https://le.ac.uk/student-life/undergraduates/fees-funding
Media and Communication at University of Leicester - UCAS