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Course summary

Media and Sociology allows you to develop your innovative and imaginative approach towards your creative learning and build key skills in problem solving and critical analysis. You will explore the evolution and influence of media in society and experiment with various media forms in your theoretical and practical studies. You will also tackle a range of important social issues through research and reflection as well as building awareness of the core concepts of sociology, enabling you to become an independent and critical thinker. Why choose this course?

  • No. 1 in the UK. Britain's best university, ranked by students (Student Crowd University Awards, 2022)
  • Global Top 300 for Social Sciences (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, 2022)
  • On demand access to the Media Building – gain practical skills using film, sound and image production facilities
  • Taught by specialists in a wide range of areas including, migration, cultural studies, consumer culture, family and personal life, anthropological perspectives, and environmental sociology
Combining Media and Sociology at Keele provides an in-depth programme which explores the social world and how media is perceived across various areas, such as business, history and politics. You will develop significant theoretical skills as well as the ability to implement your practical skills through film making and editing. Sociology delves into the challenges faced by individuals and how these are managed in the society we live in, enabling you to identify and critically evaluate topics such as ethnicity, class, migration and feminism. You will investigate how these topics promote inclusion in society or create social divisions based on different opinions and experiences. Similarly, Media will allow you to explore the role of news outlets and social media within the social environment, and the developments of these outlets over time. You will apply your learning to consider influential factors such as culture and technology, before analysing key themes and concepts to later apply to your practical work. Throughout the course you will develop your imaginative thinking and awareness around social inequalities and a range of important sociological issues. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

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  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Fees and funding

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Media and Sociology at Keele University - UCAS