Communication and Media Studies

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 12 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 19.5 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:4260 Duration:24 months

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Description

This degree programme is for speakers of English as a foreign language from overseas who want to work in the media, journalism or communication industries, usually in their home countries.

It is particularly attractive to students who intend to pursue careers in areas where the English, journalistic skills and media knowledge which they have acquired on the programme will equip them for work in an exciting, international or global media environment.

The programme consists of a combination of modules in communication and English language studies (EFL) together with a range of introductory and advanced modules in media and journalism. The former aim to improve students English language abilities to a high level, while the latter include modules in technological aspects of media and journalism.

This degree differs from the departments English Studies with Media Communications or with Journalism programmes in the following ways:

  • it is designed particularly for EFL speakers;
  • students do suitable communication projects of their own choosing related to media or journalism;
  • there are no literature modules but there are free choice options;
  • there is an extra module on film making.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline It is highly recommended to send your application at least 2 months prior to the start of the term. Tuition fee
  • EUR 11970 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 19530 Year (Non-EEA)

July: UK/EU: Year one: £9,610; Year two: £9,800; International: Year one £15,680; Year two £16,000 September: UK/EU Y1, Y2 £11,250; International Y1 £15,840; Y2 £16,000 January: UK/EU £11,250; International £16,000

Start date January,July,September 2015 Duration full-time 24 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The Media minor programmes at the University of Buckingham offer students small student: tutor ratios (8:1) with a dedicated media lab at their disposal. The work is production-based, allowing students to graduate from the programme with a portfolio to present to potential employers.

This can include press journalism (news stories, features, interviews), a website (created by the student as part of the Online Media module), video and sound packages for Broadcast Journalism (for Journalism minors) or an advertising campaign (Media Studies minors).

Students also learn to use industry-standard software including QuarkXpress, CoolEdit and Photoshop, as well as DV cameras and digital still cameras.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C) TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

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Requirements

All applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • 200 UCAS Points or Equivalent, and
  • Level of English required

English language requirements

  • IELTS: Average of 6.0 (with 5.5 or above in each component)
  • TOEFL: (Internet-based) 79-80
  • TOEFL: (Paper-based) 550
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): C or higher
  • International GCSE English as a Second Language: C or higher on extended curriculum
  • London University GCE O level Syllabus B in English Language: C or higher
  • Oxford-ARELS Examination Higher Level: Credit or Distinction
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 50-57

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Buckingham.

Funding

Bursaries and scholarships can be a great way of financing your studies, and enabling you to achieve your potential. If you win a scholarship, you receive a discount on your fees and, most important, a scholarship on your CV will make you stand out to future employers.

How many bursaries and scholarships are available?

A number of scholarships and bursaries are awarded annually by the University which vary from partial fee to full-fee awards. These are thanks to the donations received from supporters of the University, including the Audrey Osborn Trust, The Headley Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Brunner Family Trust, RM & D Gregory, Eranda Foundation and John Desborough Memorial Bequest.

Applications are now closed for July and September 2012 applicants. We will be considering January and April 2013 applicants from Monday 17 September, the deadline for submission will be Friday 2 November.

The following Scholarships have specific entry criteria and / or deadlines:

  • Sir Ray Tindle Scholarships
  • The Paul E H Davis Awards Deadline for applications: 31 October 2012 for Exhibitions & flexible for Research Scholarship.

Entry requirements & procedure

It is the Universitys policy to ensure that bursaries and scholarships are awarded to those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to benefit from a University education. In the case of some scholarships, at the request of the donor, academic merit will also be taken into consideration.

All awards are subject to your meeting the Universitys academic entry requirements and abiding by the rules and regulations. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham. In the case of UCAS applications, if you are made an award you will need to select Buckingham as your firm acceptance choice.

Please note: these awards are made to new students only, current students are not eligible to apply.

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