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Media & Communication

UCAS Code: P300 Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Media & Communication at Liverpool Hope.

If you want an exciting career in the media but also want to understand how and why the media reports and represents the world in the ways it does, studying at Liverpool Hope University could be the next step for you.

This degree will provide you with the opportunity to critically analyse the ways in which the media industry shapes and is shaped by our world. There are also opportunities to learn practical skills in our dedicated film/television and radio studios and in our animation and page design suites.

Since the invention of the printing press the media has exerted an influence which continues to grow through the new social media to the point that it has a constant impact on the life of almost everyone. It is essential to understand the ways the media can exert these influences for good (for example, uncovering MPs expenses) or ill (recent discoveries of phone hacking). Studying Media and Communication will not only give you the academic skills needed to analyse and understand the media but will prepare you to take your place in an ever-developing, dynamic industry.

Why choose the subject?

  • 91% of students were satisfied with their personal development and 87% were satisfied overall while studying BA Media and Communication (National Student Survey 2015).
  • There are masterclasses with leading radio and newspaper journalists and creative practitioners
  • You will have opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge through involvement with Radio Hope and the Film Society
  • You will gain academic skills and experience to prepare you to take your place in an ever-developing, dynamic industry.

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Media and Communication at Liverpool Hope in our Media and Communication Subject Guides. 

Media and Communications Subject GuideMedia & Communications Subject Guide 2017

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Media & Communication

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level 1

You will take a broadly-focussed media course which will immerse you in key points in the history of contemporary media and in major theories concepts – the most influential ideas - about how the media works. You will also have the opportunity to take another course from an academically relevant subject field, such as politics or history.

Level 2

  •  Media Analysis: Theory and Methodology
  •  News, Conflict and National Identity
  •  A Cinema of Conflict

Level 3

  •  Dissertation
  •  Cinematic Representations
  •  PR & Brand Communication
  •  Media, Crime, Security and War
  •  Practice Skills and Knowledge: Visual Communication
  •  Practice Skills and Knowledge: News Media

You may also be interested in...

Creative Writing

English Language

Marketing

Politics and International Relations

 

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.
  
UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:
  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Media and Communication can be studied as a Single Honours course as well as a combined honours course. It can be studied in combination with the following subjects. In all cases the combination results in a BA Hons degree. 

Media & Communication and Accounting & Finance UCAS code NP43
Media & Communication and Art & Design History UCAS code VP33
Media & Communication and Childhood & Youth UCAS code PL35 
Media & Communication and Christian Theology UCAS code VP6H
Media & Communication and Computer Science  UCAS code S4D5
Media & Communication and Creative Writing  UCAS code C878
Media & Communication and Criminology UCAS code LP3H
Media & Communication and Dance UCAS code WP53
Media & Communication and Early Childhood UCAS code LP93 
Media & Communication and English Language UCAS code QP3H
Media & Communication and English Literature UCAS code QP33
Media & Communication and Geography UCAS code FP38
Media & Communications and Health & Wellbeing  UCAS code L5P3
Media & Communication and History UCAS code VPD3
Media & Communication and Information Technology UCAS Code I123
Media & Communication and International Relations UCAS code LP23
Media & Communication and Law UCAS code MP13
Media & Communication and Marketing UCAS code NP53
Media & Communication and Music UCAS code PW33
Media & Communication and Sociology UCAS code LP31
Media & Communication and Special Educational Needs UCAS code LP5H
Media & Communication and Tourism UCAS code PN38
Media & Communication and World Religions UCAS code PV63

Employability

The typical BA Media and Communication graduate will have achieved a degree that has given them a rigorous academic understanding of different branches of the media and the ways by which these ‘medias’ function to perpetuate but also confront power structures in society.

They will have gained a degree which will have provided both a broad base of learning about media and the opportunity to develop specific areas of specialism in news media or visual communication, such as film. Alongside classroom work they will have embraced the many opportunities offered by Hope to enhance their skills and knowledge - such as Radio Hope, masterclasses with leading radio and newspaper journalists and creative practitioners, and the Film Society – each combining to help ensure a graduate ready to make their mark on the industry.

Career opportunities are as diverse as the industry itself and your studies will have equipped you with the skill set to achieve a genuinely graduate-level appointment. Depending on specialism, recent graduates are working as cinema managers, film education officers, BBC radio reporters, local and magazine journalists, academic proof-readers, screen writers, and independent international filmmakers.

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Media & Communication at Liverpool Hope.

If you want an exciting career in the media but also want to understand how and why the media reports and represents the world in the ways it does, studying at Liverpool Hope University could be the next step for you.

This degree will provide you with the opportunity to critically analyse the ways in which the media industry shapes and is shaped by our world. There are also opportunities to learn practical skills in our dedicated film/television and radio studios and in our animation and page design suites.

Since the invention of the printing press the media has exerted an influence which continues to grow through the new social media to the point that it has a constant impact on the life of almost everyone. It is essential to understand the ways the media can exert these influences for good (for example, uncovering MPs expenses) or ill (recent discoveries of phone hacking). Studying Media and Communication will not only give you the academic skills needed to analyse and understand the media but will prepare you to take your place in an ever-developing, dynamic industry.

Why choose the subject?

  • 91% of students were satisfied with their personal development and 87% were satisfied overall while studying BA Media and Communication (National Student Survey 2015).
  • There are masterclasses with leading radio and newspaper journalists and creative practitioners
  • You will have opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge through involvement with Radio Hope and the Film Society
  • You will gain academic skills and experience to prepare you to take your place in an ever-developing, dynamic industry.

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Media and Communication at Liverpool Hope in our Media and Communication Subject Guides. 

Media and Communications Subject GuideMedia & Communications Subject Guide 2017

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Media & Communication

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level 1

You will take a broadly-focussed media course which will immerse you in key points in the history of contemporary media and in major theories concepts – the most influential ideas - about how the media works. You will also have the opportunity to take another course from an academically relevant subject field, such as politics or history.

Level 2

  •  Media Analysis: Theory and Methodology
  •  News, Conflict and National Identity
  •  A Cinema of Conflict

Level 3

  •  Dissertation
  •  Cinematic Representations
  •  PR & Brand Communication
  •  Media, Crime, Security and War
  •  Practice Skills and Knowledge: Visual Communication
  •  Practice Skills and Knowledge: News Media

You may also be interested in...

Creative Writing

English Language

Marketing

Politics and International Relations

 

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.
  
UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:
  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Media and Communication can be studied as a Single Honours course as well as a combined honours course. It can be studied in combination with the following subjects. In all cases the combination results in a BA Hons degree. 

Media & Communication and Accounting & Finance UCAS code NP43
Media & Communication and Art & Design History UCAS code VP33
Media & Communication and Childhood & Youth UCAS code PL35 
Media & Communication and Christian Theology UCAS code VP6H
Media & Communication and Computer Science  UCAS code S4D5
Media & Communication and Creative Writing  UCAS code C878
Media & Communication and Criminology UCAS code LP3H
Media & Communication and Dance UCAS code WP53
Media & Communication and Early Childhood UCAS code LP93 
Media & Communication and English Language UCAS code QP3H
Media & Communication and English Literature UCAS code QP33
Media & Communication and Geography UCAS code FP38
Media & Communications and Health & Wellbeing  UCAS code L5P3
Media & Communication and History UCAS code VPD3
Media & Communication and Information Technology UCAS Code I123
Media & Communication and International Relations UCAS code LP23
Media & Communication and Law UCAS code MP13
Media & Communication and Marketing UCAS code NP53
Media & Communication and Music UCAS code PW33
Media & Communication and Sociology UCAS code LP31
Media & Communication and Special Educational Needs UCAS code LP5H
Media & Communication and Tourism UCAS code PN38
Media & Communication and World Religions UCAS code PV63

Employability

The typical BA Media and Communication graduate will have achieved a degree that has given them a rigorous academic understanding of different branches of the media and the ways by which these ‘medias’ function to perpetuate but also confront power structures in society.

They will have gained a degree which will have provided both a broad base of learning about media and the opportunity to develop specific areas of specialism in news media or visual communication, such as film. Alongside classroom work they will have embraced the many opportunities offered by Hope to enhance their skills and knowledge - such as Radio Hope, masterclasses with leading radio and newspaper journalists and creative practitioners, and the Film Society – each combining to help ensure a graduate ready to make their mark on the industry.

Career opportunities are as diverse as the industry itself and your studies will have equipped you with the skill set to achieve a genuinely graduate-level appointment. Depending on specialism, recent graduates are working as cinema managers, film education officers, BBC radio reporters, local and magazine journalists, academic proof-readers, screen writers, and independent international filmmakers.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Department: Media & Communication

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