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Media Communications and Sociology BA/BSc (Hons)

Bath Spa University
Program overview
3-4 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
26 September 2022

26 September 2022

About this program

Media Communications and Sociology BA/BSc (Hons)

Media Communications

You’ll develop practical skills in marketing, creative strategy, public relations (PR), journalism and social media management through the lens of politically and ethically engaged media activism, balancing creative and design work with research into online celebrity influencers and media ethics.

Throughout the degree , you’ll examine the role of immersive media, feminist activism, music journalism, games curation and much more in shaping the future of media communications.


You’re taught about society, social groups and social organisation. You’ll learn about social problems and social policies.

Learn how to make sense of social change and conflict, and gain a good understanding of social differences, inequalities and social divisions.

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Program content

Media Communications

  • Year one: audiences, activism and access
  • Year two: industries, inclusivity and influencers
  • Year 3: emerging voices, technologies and opportunities


Year one (Level 4) modules

  • Questioning Society
  • Visualising the 21st Century World
  • Power / Resistance
  • Crime: Representation and Reality
  • Sociology of Deviance and Social Control
  • Global Development

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • Sociological Debates
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Migration: Identity, Belonging, Citizenship and Security
  • The Life Course: Ageing and Generation
  • Crime, Law and Society
  • Sociology of Education
  • Climate and Society
  • Health: Mind, Body, Society
  • Social Problems, Social Divisions, Social Justice
  • Work placement
  • Exploring Violence
  • Professional Placement Year

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • Dissertation in Sociology
  • Punishment and Penology in Global Context
  • Gender in Society: Critical Perspectives
  • Culture, Risk and Environmental Justice
  • Community Engagement
  • Sociological fieldwork
  • Ethnicity and Society
  • Media, Sociality and Everyday Life

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


International students Full time: £15,240


Media Communications Program Intended Learning Outcomes

Media Communications

  • Systematic understanding of academic material including the historical development of global mass media and surrounding debates, issues and case studies relating to regulation, representations and social uses.
  • Coherent and in-depth knowledge of the embedded structures and processes in media scholarship and industry research and their relation to various contexts, local and global.
  • Systematic application of key theoretical debates to promotional media production, manipulation, distribution, circulation and consumption


  • Systematic knowledge and understanding of the social, economic and cultural factors influencing individuals in the context of modern society
  • Systematic knowledge of theoretical perspectives and debates, their development over time, application to social life and shaping of the discipline of sociology
  • Systematic knowledge and critical understanding of underpinning methodological principles in social science and the social and political frameworks in which sociological knowledge is produced

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Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University is a top UK university for creativity, culture, enterprise and education. Based in a World Heritage city and connected to a network of international partners, Bath Spa University ensures that its graduates are socially engaged global citizens....

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Bath Spa University

Newton Park
BA2 9BN Bath
United Kingdom

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