Our exciting BSc Media and Communication degree takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of media and communication, and is essential for making sense of how power and influence work in today’s complex, turbulent world. You will acquire a thorough understanding of both historical and contemporary developments across a number of key media sectors including the press, broadcasting, film, advertising and digital media. Key themes covered include political communication, misinformation, persuasion, social inequality, gender, race, and sexuality, to name but a few. On our Media and Communication degree you will gain a wide range of specialist analytical and practical skills relevant to many jobs that involve working with the media and communication industries and beyond, where the knowledge and deep insight our degree provides makes a real difference. You will benefit from our unique connections with the communication and media sector and our reputation for socially relevant, evidence-based, research that has real impact on public knowledge. The broad scope of the course is designed to enable you to work in a range of different fields of communication and media, and adapt flexibly to a rapidly changing environment where critical understanding and analytical skills are of key importance.
For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.
Assessment is carried out using a number of different methods. The type of method depends on the nature of the module. Methods include: Essays, reports, examinations, presentations, research poster presentations, in-class tests, multimedia research blogs, multiple choice examinations, independent work exercises, group work, and the final dissertation. We also run a non-assessed annual field trip for first year students.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/ This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/ Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/
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Additional entry requirements
Applicants are selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the School giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.
English language requirements
All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website
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