Media and Communications with Foundation Year at University of Roehampton - UCAS

Course options

Course summary

The option includes a foundation year, which will provide you with a sound introduction to key elements needed for studying Media Communications at degree level. The foundation year is carefully designed to build confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide you with the subject specific knowledge essential for success. Why this course? • Learn from leading experts and practitioners working in the media and communications industries. • Learn through activities that correspond to working practices of communications professionals. • Broaden your creative capacity as well as enhance your business understanding to prepare you for a communications-based career in a variety of sectors. • Study in our brand-new, state-of-the-art media facilities. About this course This professionally-oriented BA in Media and Communications is designed to provide you with the creative and critical thinking, executive skills and business awareness to succeed in the creative industries. You will learn about the key media functions that define consumer culture, including marketing, branding PR, advertising, data and audience engagement. This degree will provide you with a deep insight into a rapidly-evolving industry, and give you broad based skills ranging from media production to data analytics. Skills You’ll learn project management, PR, and practical creative skills such as radio and podcasting, photography and feature writing. You will develop the ability to devise and target messages for a wide range of audiences, and understand storytelling and media language. You will have the opportunity to conduct research on key topics relating to media communications and will be encouraged to reflect on your own role as a consumer and creator of media content. You’ll gain important insights into how audiences engage with brands and companies using audio-visual experiences, which will allow you to offer a valuable and informed contribution, particularly to those industries seeking to understand new trends and engage with youth markets. This practice-based, industry-facing programme is designed to give you real world experience. You will be taught by industry practitioners and will have the opportunity to do a year-long work placement as part of your degree. You will be assessed in a variety of methods, including oral presentations, ‘real world’ case study projects and portfolio work. Career opportunities When you graduate you’ll be well-placed to go into a number of industries that require multi-skilled media professionals who are aware of the wider importance of media within society and its impact on society. Facilities During your studies you will have full access to our digital media centre, one of the newest buildings on campus which is home to state-of-the-art industry-level studio, editing and digital resources. The 2000 metre-square modern building offering excellent facilities, including two newsrooms that replicate real working environments, a film studio with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, and extensive resources for sound editing and production, including radio and podcasting. The new facilities were developed in conjunction with leading specialists to ensure that students will receive industry-standard experiences. The building includes spaces for individual and group work, interactive and collaborative projects, as well as quiet study spaces for students.

Modules

Examples include: The Business of Media The Craft of the Story Public Relations in Practice


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P301
Institution code:
R48
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
PTE Academic59with no less than 59 in any band
Cambridge English AdvancedCgrade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band

We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.

English Language requirements

https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/international/entry-requirements/


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note the fee amounts listed are from 2023. In some cases fees will increase for the following year.

Sponsorship information

The University offers a range of scholarships, as well as hardship funding for students who are in need of support. UK scholarships include an Academic Excellence Scholarship, worth up to £3,000, as well as scholarships for students with aptitude in sports and music. Roehampton is also home to Europe’s first esports scholarships, worth £1,500 per year. There are also a range of international scholarships and bursaries.

Media and Communications with Foundation Year at University of Roehampton - UCAS