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Course summary

Overview Here at Worcester, we are passionate about exploring, investigating and questioning the role of media and culture in defining, shaping and changing our world. We know that both media and culture has an impact on everything from the tiniest detail of our identities and everyday life up to historic global events and movements. We examine the processes that give media and culture its influence; we ask - where the power lies? who gets to be seen and how change is created? As a media and culture student, you will draw on your own rich experience of media and culture as well as being introduced to the new. Using up to date academic approaches and methods you will learn to assess, analyse and critique media and culture allowing you to respond to what’s there as well as creating and participating yourself. Modules and topics as diverse and significant as gender & sexualities; representation & diversity; identities & cultures; conflict and politics; social media & activism; green media & the environment; crime & deviance and music, film television and internet cultures. Key Features

  • Diverse and dynamic curriculum responsive to contemporary issues and developments
  • Interactive learning environments which always include discussion and debate. Students are actively encouraged to perceive themselves as researchers in the field which culminates in an independent research project in the third year
  • The lecturing team are all active in research so your learning is always informed by the latest expert innovations in the field
  • Students are actively encouraged to draw on their diverse cultural experiences and backgrounds to inform their own critical thinking and our teaching approaches
  • Consistent focus on transferrable skills for employability including opportunities for work-based learning placements and a study abroad semester in the second year
  • We have an extensive list of external professional contacts in the media & culture industries. This includes: digital marketing agencies; public relations agencies; local political party offices; award-winning content creators; galleries & museums and local & national charities
  • A rich course culture that includes trips, visits, guest speakers, events and socials
Learn more about the course at our Open Days Visiting us is the best way to get a feel for student life at the University of Worcester. You'll find out more about the course, and have the opportunity speak to staff, students and recent graduates about what it’s really like to study at Worcester. Book your place at Why the University of Worcester? The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level. The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all. Recent University of Worcester achievements
  • Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2016, 2019 and 2020
  • Top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards 2019
  • Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at

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