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    Description

    The 21st century media and communications industry is extremely fast-paced, relying increasingly on new technology to bring news to homes, offices and mobile devices as soon as it happens.

    The BA/BA (Hons) Media and Communication is designed to equip you with the fundamental tools of communication whether you intend to work in the media itself or in industries, such as advertising and public relations, that serve it.

    You will be introduced to information and communication and media analysis, with plenty of opportunity to develop radio and TV production skills in a multimedia suite featuring sophisticated recording and editing equipment.

    A recent development has been the introduction of the 'Future Talent' initiative, offering a number of high profile placements each year for which students must compete.

    Graduates find employment in the media and communications industries nationally and internationally. For example, at the BBC, The Leith (Advertising) Agency, BIG Partnership and Beattie Media PR agencies, as well as in broader communications posts e.g. Press and Policy Officer or Events Coordinator.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee Not specified Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Year 1: Introduction to practical modules using industry standard equipment such as Radio Production, Introduction to Medial Analysis and Information and Communication.

    Year 2: Continue in modules such as Policy in the Cultural Sector and Video Production, with an option of Feature Writing, Consumer Buyer Behaviour or Languages.

    Year 3: The modules Discourse, Ideology and the Media and Research Methods for the Cultural Sector are combined with option modules and Professional Practice and Employability.

    Year 4: An Honours dissertation in your specialist area mixed with option modules such as Media Analysis, Media Ethics and Soap Opera and Society.

    Work placement: Students can compete for a number of high profile placements each year through a project called "Future Talent".

    Language: Language modules are available to study during part of the programme.

    Assessment: Assessment is based on a combination of coursework and examinations.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    English Language Requirements

    CAE score : 60(Grade C)

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    Higher: ABBB, A Level: BBC, ILC: ABBB.

    Essential subjects: English or Media Studies (Higher/ILC-H).

    FE college students: Contact us or visit www.gcu.ac.uk/study for a copy of our College Student Supplement.

    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 Glasgow Caledonian University.

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