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BA (Hons) Media and Communication (Top-Up)

University of Derby
1 year
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
21 September 2021
University of Derby

Program description

BA (Hons) Media and Communication (Top-Up) (Top-Up)

Develop practical skills in content creation for an exciting career in media and communication with this innovative top-up course that is relevant for the ever evolving world of media.

The aim of this course is to equip you to work in the media industries, whether within the creative media industries themselves or as a press, PR or communications professional helping organisations to get their messages across.

If you have set your sights on a career in the dynamic world of media and communications, this exciting, stimulating and innovative top-up course is the ideal preparation for professional success.

For September 2021 entry only there is the option to join this course in Year 2.

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Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You need to have an HND or Foundation degree in a relevant subject.

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above

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Program content

What you will study

You'll study modules such as:

  • Represent and Persuade
  • The Working Creative
  • Ready Player One: Videogames, Technology and Gamification
  • Independent Study 

Program delivery

How you will learn

You will learn through formal lectures, seminars, tutorials, group exercises, workshops, debates and screenings. You will also benefit from many real-world learning opportunities throughout the course in areas such as publishing, journalism and web writing.

Assessment is 100% coursework based. This incorporates a range of different tasks including essays, document analyses, writing and creative projects and digital production, dissertation work, individual and group oral presentations, work-based learning and seminar participation. Some modules will feature choices of assessment, enabling you to tailor your skills and learning to your career plans.

Tuition fees

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands£9,250Year 1EU£14,045Year 1International£14,045Year 1England£9,250Year 1Northern Ireland£9,250Year 1Scotland£9,250Year 1Wales£9,250Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Career opportunities


Our Media graduates work in a wide range of professions including PR, communications, marketing and local government. Some of our former students have gone on to secure roles in TV research, film and TV production, film archiving, radio presenting, radio production and journalism. 

There is notoriously strong competition for jobs in the world of media and communications. At Derby, we maximise your potential for success by offering regular careers talks and enabling you to network widely to build up your contacts within the industry.

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University of Derby

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University of Derby

Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB Derby

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