De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Media and Communication with Mandarin

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Course summary

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Media and Communication BA (Hons) at De Montfort University will provide you with the practical skills to engage and evaluate critical perspectives in new media, television and cultural studies industry. The course is taught by well-connected academics and creative industry practitioners. Our research in media was recognised as first in the UK for research output in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.You will learn about the modern media landscape where you will be encouraged to engage critically and creatively with digital, print and broadcast media as well as exploring the potential of visual media. The course has close links with local media partners such as BBC Radio Leicester, community media organisations and Leicester’s independent arts and cinema complex, Phoenix Square, providing students with the opportunities for work experience and cultural connections. You will also have the opportunity to contribute work to our award-winning student-led Demon Media, giving you the a platform to enhance your practical skills through The Demon newspaper, Demon FM community radio station, Demon TV and The Demon website. 97.3% of DMU graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report. We offer the following Languages with the Media and Communication course: Media and Communication with French: P3RX Media and Communication with Mandarin Chinese: P37C.

Course details


Year one • Introduction to Media, Culture and Society • Analysing Media and Communication • Networked Media • Photography and Video 1 • Language module (Basic User A1 or A2 depending on entry language level) Year two The modules will be drawn from the following: • Researching Media and Communication • Television Studies • Journalism 1 • Media, Gender and Identity • Public Relations 1 • Media Discourse • New Media 1: Design and Production • Citizen Media • Photography and Video 2 (The Documentary Image) • Language module (Basic User A2 or Independent User B1 depending on entry language level) Year three • Dissertation/Negotiated Project • Journalism 2 • Forms and Practices of Radio • New Media 2: Creative Project • Advertising and Consumption • Political Communication • Writing for the Screen • Audiences and Fandom • Public Relations 2 • Identities • Political Communication • Music Industry Management • Negotiated Practice – Photography or Video • Language module (Independent User B1 or Independent User B2 depending on entry language level)

Assessment method

You will be taught both by industry practitioners and by academics whose research puts them at the forefront of contemporary media knowledge. Assessed work will make demands on your academic and creative skills and includes writing essays, producing research and practical projects, and making presentations. Full-time students taking four 30-credit modules would normally expect the weekly workload to be a minimum of eight hours of class contact in the form of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials plus 32 hours of personal study. Each year the language module focuses on language competence/skills classes and a ‘cultural awareness’ class each week which introduces the history, culture, institutions, politics and literature of your chosen language. In the final year there may be an opportunity to study language for specific purposes (e.g. business language). You will take a 30 credit module in your chosen language which will equate to two hours of language classes and one hour of cultural studies per week, learning about the country and its people.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Media and Communication with Mandarin at De Montfort University - UCAS