University of Lincoln

Degree level: Undergraduate

Media Studies

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Course summary

BA (Hons) Media Studies offers students the opportunity to examine the transformative role of 21st Century media in today’s digital society, and to develop advanced critical and creative skills relevant to this new world. Media Studies is a young discipline, very open to speculation, experimentation and creativity. These values are important in our increasingly mediatized lives. 21st Century media are inseparable from all of the major contexts and concerns of our time. They are globally entangled in complex ways with economic, social, cultural, psychological, technical and environmental realms. It is essential for us to build on past achievements in this field of study but also to be able to think critically in new ways about the changing world and our part in it. This programme teaches students how to think critically in new ways about the changing world and our part in it. The Lincoln School of Film and Media offers a creative community of experienced staff, ambitious students and inspiring visiting speakers. We promote a collaborative, research-engaged ethos, reflecting a diversity of interests.

Course details

Modules

In the first year, modules introduce both seminal perspectives and new directions in media studies. Students will also have the opportunity to develop key creative communication skills in contemporary media practice modules. In the second year, modules will focus more closely on themes of visuality and aesthetics, digital and auditory cultures, and the logics and practices of gaming. There will be further options to explore topics such as horror in popular culture, practices of listening, and modernism and experimental forms. Students will be expected to develop their creative practice portfolios, providing a chance to attune them to the contexts and concerns of digitality. In the third year, students will have the opportunity to embark on a major independent research project and creative portfolio, as well as engage in advanced studies of the political and philosophical contexts of contemporary media. Students can also choose from a variety of optional modules.

Assessment method

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P300
Institution code:
L39
Campus name:
Lincoln (Main Site)
Campus code:
L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.


English language requirements

In addition to meeting the academic requirements, Overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you have studied outside of the UK, you can find more information about the wide range of international qualifications we accept by visiting our entry requirements and your country page:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/


Unistats information

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85%
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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
International £15900 Year 1

Additional fee information

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs. With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.
Media Studies at University of Lincoln - UCAS