Media and Communications at City, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

Learn how to engage and analyse the dynamic and changing industry of media and communications in professional way. Our University is proud to be ranked first in the UK for Communication and Media Studies (Complete University Guide 2023). This innovative course effectively blends theory with practical application, staying current with the latest industry trends. It is well suited to individuals who wish to extend, deepen, and sharpen their understanding of current developments in the media and communication industries. Our refreshed curriculum covers four key areas: -Media and (Social) Justice, encompassing media representation, ethics and regulation; -Media Management and Marketing focusing on reaching audiences with digital and social media marketing as well as leadership in media organisations; -Audiovisual Communication and Production, delving into effective utilisation of audiovisual communication and confident execution and commissioning of media production; -Professional Communication, covering specialist sectors such as fashion communication, health communication or political communication. Throughout the course, you will develop career skills through module content and the completion of authentic or practical assessment. You can also gain work experience with a Professional Placement. We have designed this programme for savvy communicators and keen media users who wish to get a leg up in the industry. We train you to be a well-rounded media and communication professional who is conversant in the global media industries, sensitive to ethical issues of media diversity and in possession of the knowledge and skills to reach audiences, lead employees and commission media production.


During this course, you will take three 30-credit core modules.

  • Media and Communication Theories (30 credits)
  • Media and Communication Theories (30 credits)
  • Global Media Industries (30 credits)
  • Research Design, Methods and Methodology (15 credits)
Core Electives: Rational and Philosophical Foundations of Social Research (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Quantitative Inference (15 credits)
  • Qualitative Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Applied Qualitative Methods (15 credits)
  • Survey Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Multivariate Data Analysis (15 credits)
  • Statistical Modelling (15 credits)
  • Democratisation and Networked Communication (30 credits)
  • Communication, Culture and Development (30 credits)
  • Celebrity (15 credits)
  • Digital Cultures (15 credits)
  • Criminal Minds (15 credits)
  • Fundraising for the Cultural Sector (15 credits)
- Creative Cities (15 credits) You will also complete a 60 credit dissertation

Assessment method

You will submit two assignments totaling 4,500-5,000 words for every 30 credit modules, which will include an essay with a group presentation or reaction paper. You will submit a 3,000 word essay for 15 credit modules. You will also submit a dissertation. Assessment Criteria are descriptions, based on the intended learning outcomes, of the skills, knowledge or attitudes that you need to demonstrate in order to complete an assessment successfully. This provides a mechanism by which the quality of an assessment can be measured. Grade-related criteria are descriptions of the level of skills, knowledge or attributes that you need to demonstrate in order achieve a certain grade or mark in an assessment. This provides a mechanism by which the quality of an assessment can be measured and placed within the overall set of marks. Assessment Criteria and Grade-Related Criteria will be made available to you to help you complete assessments. These may be provided in programme handbooks, module specifications, on the virtual learning environment or attached to a specific assessment task.

Entry requirements

You should have a first or second-class honours degree in any subject. However, applications are also welcome from those with experience in the media, information or communication sectors. An equivalent qualification from an overseas university will be considered. This course requires the equivalent of an IELTS academic test with an overall score of 7.0 and a minimum of 6.5 in each subtest.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £11370 Year 1
England £5970 Year 1
Scotland £5970 Year 1
Wales £5970 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5970 Year 1
International £11370 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

Media and Communications at City, University of London - UCAS