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BA Politics and Media Studies

University of East Anglia
In Norwich

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Norwich
Start September 2018
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Norwich
  • Start:
    September 2018

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.

Where and when
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University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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Starts Sep-2018
University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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A Level ABB
International Baccalaureate 32 overall. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
Scottish Highers Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.
Scottish Advanced Highers ABB. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.
Irish Leaving Certificate 3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3
Access Course Distinction in 30 credits at level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at level 3. Humanities or Social Sciences pathway preferred . Other pathways are acceptable, please contact the...


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What you'll learn on the course

Beginners French
Intermediate French
Beginners Spanish
Intermediate Spanish
Political Science
Media Studies
Social Networking
Communication Training
New Media

Course programme

Your degree programme may contain compulsory or optional modules. Compulsory modules are designed to give you a solid grounding, optional modules allow you to tailor your degree.

The course modules section below lists the current modules by year and you can click on each module for further details. Each module lists its value (in credits) and its module code, a year of study is 120 credits.

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The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

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