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

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Overview Our everyday lives are mediated. Everything from connecting with friends and following trends to accessing information and consuming entertainment are increasingly done through media. By studying the professional practices, industry processes and creative opportunities implicated in contemporary media, you can both better understand your place and intervene in this increasingly digitised and global space. On this Media Studies BA, you’ll be equipped with a wide range of skills, knowledge and theory relevant to media and encouraged to examine their relationship to power. This course has flexibility, so that you also get the chance to use media creatively and for your own empowerment. This version of the course also gives you the opportunity to enormously enhance your employability by spending your third year in a work placement. About This Course In this degree, you’ll work with leading scholars and creative practitioners to explore a range of media sectors, products and texts alongside relevant concepts, theories and approaches. You’ll gain a firm grasp of current debates within the discipline, whilst developing and enhancing the skills involved in producing your own media content. You’ll explore histories and theories of media, covering a diverse range of audio-visual, print and digital communications, as well as examining their wider social and cultural significance. Meanwhile, in creative practice work you’ll have the opportunity to gain skills in filmmaking, publishing, radio, podcast and digital media production as well as creating promotional materials. You’ll have access to BLOC, UEA’s Television Studio and Media Suite, which hosts state-of-the-art media technologies (editing suites, cameras and sound equipment, a sound studio and digitisation suite) and you’ll also have the chance to gain real-world experience and build industry contacts with an internship. Past students have undertaken placements at local radio stations, television production companies, and the East Anglian Film Archive. At the beginning of the degree, you’ll become familiar with the key debates in the discipline, gaining a grounding in core media studies approaches and debates. In subsequent years you’ll choose from a wide array of modules, enabling you to specialise in the areas that interest you the most. These range from industry-oriented topics such as creative media work or the business of film and TV to videogames, digital media, popular music, journalism, film genres, publishing, scriptwriting and much more besides. You’ll develop many transferable skills on this degree course, including high-level research and communication skills, team working, leadership, and self-management, all of which are desirable transferable skills that open up a wide variety of careers. You’ll also spend 9-12 months of your third year in a placement, gaining invaluable working experience and employability skills in a relevant area of your choice. 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. 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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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £20600 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