Media and Communication University of Surrey

Undergraduate

Why choose this course
Our BSc in Media and Communication offers an intensive and challenging account of twenty-first century communication studies. This course is informed by our research, and you’ll study topics from theories of media power, regulation and audiences, to ‘big data’, digital platforms and international communication.

This course draws on the latest media and communication research. Studying BSc Media and Communication at Surrey means you will be at one of the UK's leading universities for sociology, with our programmes ranked in the top 10 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

What you will study
Our BSc Media and Communication offers a comprehensive social science degree in the study of contemporary media and communications in global, digital societies. You will cover theories of media power, politics, media and digital regulation, popular culture, policy-relevant research, global communication, digital societies, public relations and media audiences.

This course covers a wide-range of media forms and cultures, and includes sociological critiques of some of the latest technological changes, including platform societies and ‘big data’. You will develop a solid grounding in social science which you can apply to a wide range of careers in media, research, public relations, marketing, business and beyond.

Please note: this course was previously called Media, Culture and Society BSc (Hons).

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    30 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code LP34
Institution code S85
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level B B B Overall:
BBB

Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element.

We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers.

GCSE or Equivalent:
GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Overall:
DDM

GCSE or Equivalent:
GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent).
Access to HE Diploma D: 27 credits
M: 18 credits
Overall:
QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including 27 at Distinction and 18 at Merit.

GCSE or Equivalent:
GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C(4) (or equivalent).
Scottish Higher A B B B B Overall:
ABBBB

GCSE or Equivalent:
English Language: Scottish National 5 - C
Maths: Scottish National 5 - C
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE or Equivalent:
GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points Overall:
32

GCSE or Equivalent:
English HL4/SL4 and either Maths HL4/SL4 or Maths Studies HL4/SL4.
Scottish Advanced Higher B B B Overall:
BBB

GCSE or Equivalent:
English Language: Scottish National 5 - C
Maths: Scottish National 5 - C
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Overall:
Pass overall with BBB from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels. Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element.

We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers.

GCSE or Equivalent:
GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C(4) (or equivalent).


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

View the other English language qualifications that we accept:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/international/english-language-requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see our website for up-to-date information on our fees for 2019/20, when it is available: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate-2019-entry