Undergraduate

pql0 - Media, Communication &Cultural Studies BA

Media, Communication and Cultural Studies BA Honours

UCAS Code: PQL0 (3 Years)

Course Overview

We offer an academically rigorous study of media and culture, covering three distinct areas: media, cultural studies and professional practice.

Students work on a group project. A wide range of optional topics allows you to focus on areas of particular interest - such as television studies, public relations, marketing and business, magazine publishing.
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At a Glance

UCAS Code
PQL0

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BA Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB
IB: 34 points

You will study the generation, circulation and promotion of information, and explore the role the media plays in shaping culture, identity and interpersonal communications.

In addition, you develop a range of professional skills to equip you for a career in the communications industry, in areas such as:

  • journalism
  • public relations
  • film-making
  • marketing

You can also get hands-on experience in print and broadcast media with Newcastle University's Guardian-award-winning student media scene.

This degree is consistently voted one of the best in the UK in the major university league tables.

Highlights of this degree

Student profile

I find the lecturers well versed in their subject matter; They are able to give real life examples of where we’ll put our studies to use.

Mary, Media, Communication and Cultural Studies BA Honours
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Course Details

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Please be aware that programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You take one or both of the modules below:

If only one module was selected from the list above, you select one module from the list below:

Stages 2

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You choose four modules from the lists below. You must choose at least one module from each list.

List 1
List 2

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You choose two modules from the following list:

Other optional modules may also be available.

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered.

Careers

Media, communication and cultural studies careers

Media and communication courses focus on the communication of information across a variety of mediums and cover a broad range of subjects from the highly practical to the theoretical.

You will develop a variety of skills that are extremely useful for employment, such as critical analysis, research, teamwork, flexibility, a creative and independent approach to tasks and the ability to work to a brief and meet deadlines. You will be exposed to a broad commercial and cultural awareness of the media and creative industries, both from academic staff and media practitioners.

If your aim is to work directly within the media industry it is important to build up a portfolio of work, gaining as much experience as possible. Examples include contributing to your university paper or other publications, or working for TV production or radio outlets, PR or advertising agencies. Persistence and motivation are vital due to the popularity of this sector.

Careers in public relations, journalism, media planning, broadcasting and advertising are the most popular choices for media and communications graduates, however graduates with the ability to communicate information clearly and effectively will be beneficial to any organisation.

Find out more about the career options for Media, Communication and Cultural Studies from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2013/14.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94.1% of our 2014 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

More than three quarters (77%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a graduate-level position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding

 

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Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

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UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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