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Mass Communications (Top-Up)

University of Sunderland
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Sunderland
English

About this program

Mass Communications (Top-Up)

Top-up your existing qualification to a full honours degree. Mix academic rigour with practical skills. Undertake a CV-enhancing work placement. Gain a comprehensive understanding of new media, cultural theory and popular culture, and their increasing significance in contemporary culture and society. Acquire new skills using industry-standard equipment.

Mass Communications contains an equal combination of practical and theoretical skills - as found in our Journalism and Public Relations degrees - with academic study of media, film and culture.

On the practical side, modules include ‘News Journalism’, ‘Scriptwriting’ and ‘New Media’. As part of daily drop-in sessions, professional journalists are on hand to provide professional input into your work.

On the theory side, modules include ‘Media Studies’, ‘Cultural Theory and ‘Popular Culture’ and ‘Film Studies’.

Admission requirements

English Language Requirements

We accept a wide range of English language qualifications. The standard of English language required varies between courses so please check each course page carefully.

If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Final year:

Core modules

  • Media Studies 2
  • New Media, The Web, Society

Dissertation Optional modules - choose 50 credits from practice-based modules

  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video
  • New Media
  • Scriptwriting
  • Public Relations
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • News Journalism
  • Magazine Journalism

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, Please visit university website for more information.

Tuition

The full-time annual fee for this course is:

  • £9,250 if you are from theUK/Europe*
  • £12,500 if you are an international student

Career paths

This degree prepares you for a wide range of careers in newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, Public Relations and new media industries. It is also highly relevant to many positions in industry, commerce and the Civil Service, as well as to jobs in the arts and voluntary sectors.

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University of Sunderland

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University of Sunderland

Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road
SR1 3SD Sunderland

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