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Media Communications BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University
Program overview
3 years
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
Fall   (English)
Fall   (English)

Program description

Media Communications BA (Hons)

You’ll examine and research media in a global context, exploring how new digital technologies shape how we perceive, consume, and participate in everyday media.

You’ll map how cultures of production shape media audiences, and explore questions of global citizenship. We expose you to a range of creative and professional practices, including skills in media research, social enterprise and media making.

Across the three years, you’ll build up a diverse portfolio of research insights and reflective media artefacts that demonstrate your knowledge of the changing media landscape, before working towards a final-year creative dissertation project that communicates original media research to an industry audience. This is your chance to directly test out and share your research ideas with the South West’s media and creative industries.

Admission requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. Typical offers include A-level grades CCC or above.

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Program content

This course offers or includes the following modules. The modules you take will depend on your pathway or course combination (if applicable) as well as any optional or open modules chosen. Please check the programme document (below the main image on this page) for more information.

Year one (Level 4) modules

  • Media Today I
  • Media Today II
  • Introduction to Television
  • Popular Media Culture
  • Digital Practice
  • Create Lab

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • Global Media
  • Promotional Media
  • Digital Culture
  • Music, Media and Markets
  • Television, Representation and Gender
  • Stardom and Celebrity
  • Participatory Media
  • Professional Placement Year

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • Dissertation I
  • Dissertation II
  • Digital Innovation and Enterprise
  • Videogames
  • Feminist Film Criticism
  • Popular Music Journalism

Tuition fees

UK and EU students full time fee for year 1 is £9,250

International students full time fee for year 1 is £14,300

Career opportunities

Media Communications at Bath Spa is ideal for aspiring:

  • Media researchers and creative strategists
  • Advertisers and digital media marketers
  • Social media and branding creatives
  • Academics and media policy-makers of the future.
  • The Media Communications team is made up of world-leading researchers and
  • creatives who are all engaged in international media industry collaborations.

Our graduates have gone into marketing, social media and advertising, project management, PR, education, and more, have been employed by companies including Komedia, Conversation Creation, Apollo Strategic Communications and John Lewis.

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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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