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The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Media

Why choose this course?

Media, in all their variety, play an increasingly significant role in all aspects of our personal, social and professional lives. Understanding the media enables us not only to understand ourselves, our culture and the societies in which we live, but also helps us to understand the many opportunities that exist for employment in the creative and communication industries. The media landscape evolves rapidly, and this makes the study of what we do with our phones, tablets and other devices an exciting and constantly developing field.

Studying with us, you will:

  • investigate the ways that the media can shape our understanding of gender, ethnicity, disability, and other aspects of identity and culture.
  • develop an understanding of the role and responsibility of the media in a rapidly changing multicultural society.
  • explore the power of communication in a local, national and global context.
  • have the opportunity to produce your own media content in fully-equipped radio and TV studio facilities where you will learn key skills such as project management, editing, direction and production.

As this is a brand new course for 2017/18 the UNI Stats data is not accurate since there are no previous students to report statistics on. Please feel free to contact us for more details arts@wlv.ac.uk

What happens on the course?

You will typically take three modules each semester. Modules usually entail between two and three hours classroom-based teaching, with supplementary online tasks when appropriate. Teaching takes a variety of forms including lectures, interactive seminars and workshops. All staff members are available for one-to one tutorials to ensure that your studies are on track. Most modules will also involve some specified independent tasks and/or set readings. You will also be expected to engage in independent self-directed study.

There is a wide range of module choices on the Media Degree. For example:

  • In the first year module Media, Culture and Society you will explores the ways in which the media influences other aspects of culture and society,.
  • In the second year module Media Communication and Ethics you will engage with many of the current controversial media issues such as privacy and cyber-bullying.
  • In the third year module Persuasion and Influence you will explore the power of the media, and in particular the nature of propaganda and advertising. In your final year you will also be expected to undertake an independent research project, on a topic that is of particular interest to you.

Opportunities

  • This new and innovative course also provides you with the opportunity, if you wish, to take a practical production module in each semester of your study.
  • Visits to various places, such as the set of Coronation Street may be organised.
  • Visiting speakers from the media industries are also arranged, providing you with the opportunity to hear about the latest developments and issues from the media professional’s perspective.
  • There are various opportunities for work placements, which will enhance your CV and employability on graduation
  • There is a great deal of study skills support if you require guidance on essay writing skills, referencing, oral presentations etc.

Why Wolverhampton?

All teaching takes place on City Campus. Teaching rooms are all well equipped with data-projectors. The library is extremely well stocked, and increasingly appropriate literature is available in digital form.

Extensive use is made of on-line learning environments, which will provide you with easily accessible recourses and facilities to support and enhance your study.

Many of the media team are leading academics in their field and are widely recognised for their publications and research. Other members of staff have a background of working in the media and creative industries.

What our students think

“I enjoyed my Media Degree for various reasons. I primarily enjoyed the course because I learned a great deal about the global significance of the media, and also how the media represents different cultural identities. I enjoyed doing presentations and the freedom to research what interested me in my final year. The teaching staff are very helpful I found and if I had any problems were always there to speak to.” - Media Graduate.

Career path

Students will develop a range of research and analytical skills that are required not only in the creative and media industries, but also more generally contribute to their employability prospects in the public and private sectors. Graduates in Media have taken up a wide variety of careers including: working in radio, television, journalism and marketing, as well as various management and communication roles in retail, business and local government. The degree in Media provides an excellent foundation for continuing studies at a post-graduate level, such as our own MA in Contemporary Media.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Critically engage with and analyse contemporary media texts, industry practices and media audiences.
  • Understand the interrelationship between media texts and the construction of cultural identities, such as class, gender, ethnicity and age.
  • Apply appropriate methods and theories in the analysis of media and cultural texts.
  • Understand the institutional, political, economic and cultural factors that have an impact on the production and reception of media in regional, national and international contexts.
  • Understand the conventions across a diverse range of media forms and texts.
  • Demonstrate independent research skills

In addition you will gain a number of skills such as the ability to effectively communicate in both written and spoken forms and too use social network sites and other digital platforms to enhance your profile and thereby increasing your employability prospects.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • BBC from ‘A’ levels
  • BTEC National Diploma grade D*D*
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2018/9 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,700
Part time # £2,835
2017/8 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,475
Part time # £2,835

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Contact us

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

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