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Through your studies you will develop an understanding of the historical and cultural bases of the study of the media and cultural industries and their roles in modern society. You will be instructed in the ways in which participatory access to the central sites of public culture and communication is distributed along axes of social division such as disability, class, ethnicity, gender, nationality and sexuality. Critical and analytical thinking skills are developed in a variety of areas including the study of popular cultures. The course engages critically with major thinkers, debates and intellectual paradigms within the field and puts them to productive use. You will be able to follow a clear culture and communication path throughout the three years of study which will culminate in a cultural studies-based dissertation. While Media and Communications in particular is a product of our extensive and growing communications environment, the course also benefits from our experience teaching and researching both journalism and media studies from national and international perspectives. While this course is both challenging and academic in nature, it does NOT provide vocational journalism training. Distinctive features Study in the Guardian's top rated School for Journalism and Public Relations (2016 and 2017) Media modules are as diverse as Managing Media Communications, War Politics and Propaganda and Communicating Causes Access to Erasmus and Study Abroad schemes Careers weeks and workshops to ensure your readiness for the ‘world of work’ Year one seminars may be taken through the medium of Welsh and one third-year module is offered exclusively through the medium of Welsh
How to apply
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|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB - BBB||Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||All Arts, Humanities and Social Science subjects accepted.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB - BBB||Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||665 in 3 HL subjects.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advance Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
|Extended Project||A||For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language Grade B or 6, IGCSE English First Language grade B, IGCSE English as a Second Language not accepted.|
English language requirements
All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.