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University of Gloucestershire

Communications and Media BA (Hons)

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Full Time
Course length
3 Years
Park, Cheltenham

What is Communications and Media BA (Hons)?

If you want to learn how to create powerful messages that deliver real influence; create podcasts and videos, and produce social media campaigns with impact – then this is the course for you.

Our media, journalism and communications courses were ranked 10th in the UK for teaching and 3rd in the UK for academic support according to the National Student Survey 2023.

If you feel strongly about climate change or social equality, or you want to understand the nature of celebrity and power, this course will give you the knowledge and the practical skills to turn your interests into your profession.

You’ll take a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at the fast-moving world of communications. We’ll give you the toolkit to produce compelling public relations campaigns; the confidence and expertise to handle a communications crisis, and the skills to create effective social media content.

Under the guidance of our expert teaching team, you’ll develop new skills in video production and podcasting alongside copywriting and strategic planning. You’ll graduate prepared to launch into an exciting career in communications.

Study style

You’ll be taught in lectures, seminars and workshops. These will be supported by one-to-one tutorials, practical projects, written coursework, essays and portfolios. You can also complete industry placements.

You’ll have access to facilities described by one of our accreditation bodies as among the very best in the country. Our Media Centre includes professional-standard film, TV, music and news studios, as well as editing suites and production galleries.

If you’re interested in the latest technology used to develop award winning campaigns, you can experiment with our 360 cameras, virtual and augmented reality equipment and green screen studios.

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Entry requirements

    • 96 – 120 UCAS tariff points, CCC – BBB at A levels, MMM – DDM at BTEC, or a Merit in your T-Level.

      Entry to this course is by interview. Check out our Interview Guide to learn what to expect and help you prepare.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

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Sep 2024 Park, Cheltenham P301 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Park, Cheltenham P301 TBC TBC

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

96% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply**

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This course prepares graduates for diverse roles in today’s communications and media industry. Graduates can pursue careers as Multimedia Content Producers, Social Media Editors, Public Relations and Communications Executives, Marketing Officers, and Copywriters. The course is taught by experienced content producers, communications specialists, and working journalists to ensure students develop the skills to become a practicing media professional.

One of the key advantages of our course is its strong industry connections and extensive alumni network. These connections provide students with invaluable insights into the media world through guest lectures on various topics such as celebrity, sports, and the charity sector. Additionally, you’ll hear from specialists from prestigious organizations like Google, Marie Curie, Top Gear magazine, Empire, the BBC, ITV, and Heart Radio.

Our alumni have gone on to work for employers like Sky, the BBC, ITV, Vice, The Telegraph, The Guardian and various PR communication agencies.

Learn from the best

You’ll be taught by communications specialists, journalists and media practitioners who have expert skills and knowledge, and excellent industry connections.

Fantastic facilities

Our state-of-the-art studios and technology have been recognised by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council as being among the best in the country.

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Ranked 3rd in the UK for academic support and 10th in the UK for teaching satisfaction - NSS, 2023

Our media, journalism and communications courses were ranked 3rd in the UK for academic support and 10th in the UK for teaching according to the National Student Survey 2023.

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Ranked 7th in the UK for teaching quality

Our communications & media Studies are ranked 7th in the UK for teaching quality by The Times Good University Guide 2023.

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Ranked in the top 10 in the UK for student experience

Our communications & media studies courses are ranked in the top 10 in the UK for student experience by The Times Good University Guide 2023.

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Ranked in the top 20 in the UK for student satisfaction

Our communications & media Studies courses are ranked in the top 20 in the UK for student satisfaction according to the Complete University Guide 2023.

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