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Communication and Media Studies BA

University of Buckingham
Length: 2 years
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Location: Buckingham
Language: English

Program Description

This Communication and Media Studies BA degree programme is for speakers of English as a foreign language from overseas who want to work in the media, journalism or communication industries, usually in their home country.

The English, journalistic skills and media knowledge which they have acquired on the programme will equip them for work in an exciting, international or global media environment.

The programme consists of a combination of courses in communication and English language studies (EFL) together with a range of introductory and advanced courses in media and journalism. The former aim to improve students’ English language abilities to a high level, while the latter include courses in technological aspects of media and journalism.

Small class sizes and access to a fully equipped media lab allows students to create a portfilio of work in press journalism, a website, video and sound packages for Broadcast Journalism, or an advertising campaign. Graduates from the Communication and Media Studies programme leave with an impressive a portfolio to present to potential employers.

Courses taught in the Communication and Media Studies BA degree programme include:

  • Advertising
  • Applied Publication Design
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Film Making
  • Global Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Reporting
  • Marketing Communications
  • Mass Communication
  • Media Studies
  • Media Work Placement
  • Media Campaigns
  • Modern English
  • News Management and Public Relations
  • Online Media
  • Photojournalism
  • Press Journalism
  • Principles of Media Practice
  • Publication Design
  • Translation Methods

    Students also learn to use industry-standard software including QuarkXpress, CoolEdit and Photoshop, as well as DV cameras and digital still cameras.

    Admission requirements

    Students wishing to study the Communication and Media Studies BA must meet the following requirements:

    • 200 UCAS points or equivelant,
    • English language profficiency: IELTS of 6.0 TOEFL of 213.

    This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:

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    The University of Buckingham was founded in 1976. It is the only independent University in the United Kingdom to hold a royal charter, which gives it the power to award its own degrees. It is a non profit-making charity. From...


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    University of Buckingham

    Buckingham, England

    Buckingham is a picturesque English market town. It lies between Milton Keynes to the East and Oxford to the West (there is a regular bus service to both) and is about an hour’s journey from London; so the shopping malls, cinemas, theatres and clubs are not far away. In Buckingham Town  you can find Tesco, Waitrose, and W. H. Smith, as well as more specialist shops. There is a range of...


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