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POLITICS AND MEDIA STUDIES

University of East Anglia
In Norwich

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Norwich
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Description

OVERVIEW
In contemporary politics it can sometimes seem that spin doctors and celebrities are more important than prime ministers and presidents. Critics complain that politics is now all presentation and no policy.
Studying the BA Politics and Media Studies allows you to look in detail at the ways in which modern media are changing the nature of politics. You will study the political, social and economic factors that shape the media industries and the ways in which those industries are used and potentially abused for political gain.
Media is undeniably important when it comes to the way modern politics is communicated, and politicians have started to using channels such as social networking sites and chat shows to connect with voters. Celebrities use rock concerts and television shows to advocate their social and political causes. Citizens are starting to take control of political communication by writing blogs and posting videos online. For some this is a worrying trend towards ‘infotainment’, for others this is evidence of a new and possibly more democratic way of ‘doing politics’.
This course enables you to study and understand this growing phenomenon, and in the process gain a unique perspective when it comes to analysing politics and the changing way that modern society relates to it.
COURSE STRUCTURE
The degree programme is comprised of compulsory modules to give you a solid grounding in the subject area, along with a range of optional modules so you can tailor your degree to your own interests. You will also have the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad in your second year. In your final year we offer a limited number of Parliamentary and EU placements. For further details please see our Careers and Employability pages.
Year 1
In the first year you will be introduced to key debates in media studies and political science. You will take a number of compulsory modules to introduce you to this core content such as ‘Media, Society...

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Norwich
University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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Norwich
University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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· Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 2017/8 A Level ABB International Baccalaureate 32 points Scottish Advanced Highers ABB Irish Leaving Certificate AABBBB or 2 subjects at H1 and 4 at H2 Access Course An ARTS/Humanities/Social Science pathway preferred. Pass with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3 BTEC DDM European Baccalaureate 75% Entry Requirement You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE. UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International...

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What you'll learn on the course

Intermediate French
Global
Democracy
Intermediate Spanish
New Media
Employability
Presentation
Perspective
Writing
Social Networking
Beginners French
Beginners Spanish
Politics
Political Science
Media Studies
International
University
Communication Training
Media

Course programme

COURSE MODULES
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Compulsory Study (80 credits)
Option A Study (40 credits)
Disclaimer
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Compulsory Study (80 credits)
Students must study the following modules for 80 credits:
Name Code Credits
INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY POLITICS
PPLX4052A
20
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
PPLM4001B
20
MEDIA, SOCIETY AND POWER
PPLM4054A
20
SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THEORY
PPLX4051A
20
Option A Study (40 credits)
Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:
Name Code Credits
BEGINNERS' FRENCH I (SPRING START)
PPLB4015B
20
BEGINNERS' JAPANESE I (SPRING START)
PPLB4042B
20
BEGINNERS' SPANISH I (SPRING START)
PPLB4024B
20
DISCOURSE AND POWER
PPLL4011B
20
GLOBAL POLITICS 2
PPLI4055B
20
GREAT BOOKS
PPLP4065B
20
INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE I (SPRING START)
PPLB4033B
20
MODERN READINGS IN PHILOSOPHY
PPLP4063B
20

Compulsory Study (60 credits)
Students must study the following modules for 60 credits:
Name Code Credits
BUILDING BLOCKS OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
PPLX5160A
20
METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH
PPLX5047A
20
POLITICS AND MEDIA
PPLM5001B
20
Option A Study (20 credits)
Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:
Name Code Credits
GENDER AND POWER
PPLM5002A
20
LANGUAGE AND POLITICS (LEVEL 5)
PPLL5015B
20
MEDIA, GLOBALISATION AND CULTURE
PPLM5003B
20
NEW MEDIA AND SOCIETY
PPLM5053A
20
THE MEDIA AND IDENTITY
PPLM5042B
20
Option B Study (40 credits)
Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:
If you wish to take PPLX5049B: Study Abroad you will need to submit a concession request via your HUB. You will not be able to submit your enrolment choices online. Please contact PSI_UG.HUB@uea.ac.uk for more details. Please note that you are only permitted to take one level 4 module during your second year of studies.
Name Code Credits
BEGINNERS' CHINESE I
PPLB4034A
20
BEGINNERS' CHINESE II
PPLB4035B
20
BEGINNERS' FRENCH I
PPLB4013A
20
BEGINNERS' FRENCH I (SPRING START)
PPLB4015B
20
BEGINNERS' FRENCH II
PPLB4014B
20
BEGINNERS' SPANISH I
PPLB4022A
20
BEGINNERS' SPANISH I (SPRING START)
PPLB4024B
20
BEGINNERS' SPANISH II
PPLB4023B
20
COMPARATIVE POLITICS
PPLX5162B
20
DEMOCRACY
PPLX5051B
20
GENDER AND POWER
PPLM5002A
20
GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
PPLI5161B
20
IN AND OUT: THE POLITICS OF MIGRATION
PPLI5060B
20
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
PPLB5150A
20
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
PPLB5032B
20
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
PPLB5152A
20
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
PPLB5034B
20
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS SINCE 1945
PPLI5045A
20
INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
PPLI5056B
20
JOURNALISM: CONTEMPORARY PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
PPLM5051Y
40
LANGUAGE AND POLITICS (LEVEL 5)
PPLL5015B
20
MEDIA, GLOBALISATION AND CULTURE
PPLM5003B
20
NEW MEDIA AND SOCIETY
PPLM5053A
20
POLITICS IN THE USA
PPLX5164A
20
POWER AND SOCIETY
PPLX5159B
20
STUDY ABROAD MODULE
PPLX5049B
60
THE MEDIA AND IDENTITY
PPLM5042B
20
TOPICS IN BRITISH POLITICS
PPLX5048A
20

Option A Study (60 credits)
Students will select 60 credits from the following modules:
if you select PPLX6042Y in this option range you cannot take it from option range B.
Name Code Credits
ANALYSING MEDIA DISCOURSES
PPLM6074B
30
DISSERTATION MODULE
PPLX6042Y
30
INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION
PPLM6043A
30
LANGUAGE AND GENDER (LEVEL 6)
PPLL6137A
30
POLITICS AND POPULAR CULTURE
PPLM6037A
30
REGULATION AND POLICY FOR MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION
PPLM6101A
30
RHETORIC: DEMOCRACY AND THE POLITICS OF PERSUASION
PPLX6086A
30
THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEWS (LEVEL 6)
PPLL6136B
30
Option B Study (60 credits)
Students will select 60 credits from the following modules:
If you select PPLX6042Y from this option range you cannot take it from option range B.
Name Code Credits
AUSTRALIA THE LUCKY COUNTRY?: POLITICS, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY
PPLX6064B
30
BETTER WORLDS? UTOPIAS AND DYSTOPIAS
PPLX6041A
30
CAPITALISM AND ITS CRITICS
PPLX6081B
30
CONSUMER CULTURE AND SOCIETY
PPLM6061B
30
DISSERTATION MODULE
PPLX6042Y
30
EUROPEAN STUDIES (WITH BRUSSELS INTERNSHIP)
PPLI6087B
30
MULTICULTURALISM
PPLX6072B
30
POLITICS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
PPLX6088B
30
TEENAGE KICKS: MEDIA, YOUTH AND SUBCULTURE
AMAM6072A
30

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SHARE THIS COURSE BACK TO SEARCH ASK A QUESTION VISIT US This course starts from the assumption that in order to understand modern politics, we need to understand the central role played by media. From Russell Brand's celebrity politics to Barack Obama's social media campaigns, contemporary politics are inextricably intertwined with all forms of media and communications. For some commentators, this is a worrying trend towards infotainment, for others it is evidence of a new and possibly more democratic way of doing politics. Our BA in Politics and Media Studies will provide you with the theoretical and analytical tools to understand this relationship. You will study in detail how contemporary media are changing the nature of politics, but also how political, social and economic interests shape the media industries. The course will provide you with the critical and practical skills necessary to understand and engage with modern politics and modern media. DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS See all downloads DOWNLOAD SCHOOL BROCHURE VISIT US