Media Studies with a Placement Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

Course summary

Overview Media shapes our lives, today more than ever before. It makes celebrity, fame and fortune. It’s also a force of persuasion and power—a place of information and misinformation. Your degree in Media Studies with a Placement Year will help you to understand, interpret, and shape our complex world. You'll do a placement in Year 3, gaining real-world experience that connects your academic skills with employment while you gain new skills to complement your course. Whether you’re aiming for a career in the media and creative industries or not, this is a subject that will prepare you for the workplace of the twenty-first century. Whatever direction you choose in life, your studies will equip you with the knowledge, critical skills, technical insights, and experience you need to achieve your ambitions. In your course, you'll explore a range of media supported all the way by our friendly and approachable, world-leading scholars and creative practitioners. You'll also engage with important concepts, theories, and approaches within the discipline. Throughout, you'll develop the skills involved in media production. This could be in film or TV production, podcasting, radio or other digital media forms. Our dedicated resource for digital creativity, known as BLOC, offers state-of-the-art media technologies. This will support your learning and allow you to explore various media tools. You'll also have the chance to gain real-world experience as our internship scheme provides an opportunity to work and network with industry professionals. Previous students have interned at local media production companies, as well as at the East Anglian Film Archive. Across the degree, you'll also develop many transferable skills. These include advanced research skills, effective communication, teamwork, leadership, and self-management. These will equip you for a wide range of career opportunities in the media industries and beyond. In the past, our graduates have gone on to success as film industry executives, producers, media managers, creative directors, and other related fields such as film heritage, for example. We look forward to welcoming you into our media program and helping you achieve your goals in this dynamic and exciting field. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. UEA are committed to ensuring that Higher Education is accessible to all, regardless of their background or experiences. One of the ways we do this is through our contextual admissions schemes – please see our website for further information. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in all components

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details:

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Media Studies with a Placement Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS