Communication and Media Studies BSc Placement offered

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Despite being a central part to our existence, we tend to take for granted and to underestimate or even ignore the social and cultural impact of media communications in today's world.




Uxbridge (Middlesex)
Brunel University, UB8 3PH


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IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas) Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)

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What you'll learn on the course

  • Media
  • Communication Training
  • Media Studies

Course programme

Course Content

We provide a stimulating introduction to the social sciences by teaching a broad base of cross-disciplinary modules in the first year. Thereafter, you specialise increasingly in your particular disciplines.

The BSc consists of both compulsory and optional modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year, but these offer a good idea of what we teach.

Level 1 (year one)

  • Making Sense of Culture and Society
  • Researching Culture and Society
  • Exploring Identity and Power
  • Key Ideas in Media
  • Media Production I: Non-Fiction

Level 2 (year two)


  • Media Production II: Fiction
  • Research in Practice
  • Social Media and Networked Cultures
  • Global Communication


Choose 2 from the following:

  • Creative Industries, Fashion and Culture
  • Bodies and Society
  • Visual Cultures
  • Media Genres
  • Apocalypse! Crisis and Society

Level 3 (year three)


Communication and Media Studies Dissertation or Communication and Media Studies Dissertation (Practice)


Choose 4 from the following:

Digital Cultures

Racism, Identity and Difference

Comedy, the Media and Society

Changing Audiences

Beyond Human

Global Cities: Spaces and Culture

Read more about the structure of undergraduate degrees at Brunel and what you will learn on the course.

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Teaching and Assessment Teaching Our approach We pursue excellence in both teaching and research. Our aim is to produce degree programmes which combine innovative and grounded teaching methods with leading-edge research, and which recognise the value of practical work experience in the learning process. We take great pride in both the quality of teaching and the extensive pastoral care of our students. Staff expertise All members of the academic staff are actively engaged in research and many have international reputations in their field. Their innovative findings feed into your courses to ensure that teaching is up-to-date. How will I be taught? The course is taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials and small group projects. Lectures – Most modules involve one or two hours of lectures a week. These provide a broad overview of key concepts and ideas relating to your course and provide you with a framework from which to carry out more in-depth study. Seminars – These relatively small groups are used to discuss the content of lectures as well as issues arising from the modules. Seminars are often student-led. You can use seminars to clarify your own ideas in an atmosphere of discussion and debate. Laboratory/research work – All students take part in practical modules. Video production modules are taught throughout the programme. In addition, you will study social research methods, which include observation, interviewing, questionnaire design and more specific research techniques. One-to-one – You will get one-to-one supervision on your final year dissertation and at all levels you will have a tutor who is available to discuss academic (and personal) issues. If you go on work placement, you will also be allocated a tutor who will monitor your progress and provide further support if you need it. Lecturers are usually available to answer particular queries outside of scheduled hours – either in one-to-one tutorials or by email. Assessment
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