Media (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

De Montfort University
36 months
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Bachelor's degree
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Media (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

About this program

Media (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

Bringing together world-leading researchers in Media, Television and Cultural Studies, with experienced practitioners in the field of public relations and new media. Their informed critical perspectives, professional knowledge and academic experience ensures that you are not only aware of the media environment and the employment opportunities it provides, but also gives you the opportunity to explore new dimensions of theory.

Reasons to study Media Joint Honours at De Montfort University:

  • DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) - Indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. [ Office for Students, 2017]
  • Enhance your skillset and employability - by combining Media and Communication with another specialist subject; by developing a diverse range of skills you can open up different career paths
  • Join course-relevant groups and societies - including the Media and Communication Society, Film Society, Media Discourse Group and reading groups, and take part in the Demon Media group, including; The Demon magazine, Demon FM radio station, Demon TV and The Demon website
  • Benefit from our strong links with local media partners - including BBC Radio Leicester, community media organisations and Leicester’s independent arts and cinema complex, Phoenix Cinema; providing opportunities for work experience and cultural connections
  • Dedicated work placements - enhance your practical and professional skills, with recent Technology placements undertaken at GlaxoSmithKline, Jagex Ltd and PepsiCo UK
  • Multi-million pound industry-standard facilities - our Creative Technology Studios feature a host of audio recording studios, broadcast-standard radio production studios and management systems; alongside stand-alone film and television studios| equipped with multi-cameras, blue screen and green screen facilities
  • Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal - we offer all students the opportunity to take part in a #DMUglobal experience, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons.

Admission requirements

For Film Studies and Media (P390), Journalism and Media (PPH5) and English Language and Media (QP33)

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or equivalent, plus one of the following:
  • Normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent or
  • BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or
  • Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE. English GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course or
  • International Baccalaureate: 24+ points

English language

If English is not your first language then an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent) is essential.

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

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Program content

First year

  • Core Concepts in Media and Communication
  • Media Cultures and Everyday Life

Second year

  • Researching Media and Communication
  • Media Discourse
  • Media, Gender and Identity
  • Television Studies
  • Journalism 1
  • Political Communication
  • Public Relations 1
  • New Media 1

Third year

You will select a combination of modules from:

  • Dissertation
  • Global Advertising Practices
  • Writing for the Screen
  • New Media 2:
  • Public Relations 2
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Sports Journalism
  • Audiences and Fandom
  • Paranormal Media
  • Cybernetic Media
  • Film Exhibition and Consumption
  • Sport and the Media

Scholarships & funding

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

Program delivery

You will be taught through a series of one or two-hour lectures seminars, screenings and two-hour tutor supported workshops.


2021/22 tuition fees

  • UK students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £13,750 per year
  • EU students: Check the website for more information

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About this institute

De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...

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Why study at De Montfort University

  • Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
  • TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
  • Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
  • 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.

Contact info

De Montfort University

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LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom

Phone no: +44(0)116 2 50 60 70

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