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Media and Communications (with Placement) (BSc) - Brunel
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Media and Communications (with Placement) (BSc) - Brunel

Brunel University London
On campus
 3749 Points
4 Years
Apply date
Jul 2023
Start date
Sep 2024

EU Undergraduate Discount 2024/5 (Brunel)

Brunel University London offers EU scholarships (£8,000 - £12,000, depending on course fees) for this undergraduate program.

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Program Description

This bachelor in Media and Communications (with Placement) (BSc) enjoys a very close relationship with sociology at Brunel and combines the theoretical elements of sociology with the practical elements of media studies. You’ll focus on all aspects of society: its personal, social, and cultural dimensions.

Studying for a bachelor in Media and Communications (with Placement) (BSc) is not just limited to the classroom. You’ll have the opportunity to broaden your mind by going on field trips and joining film sessions, where you’ll learn about camera lighting and editing. You’ll be able to attend optional company visits, for example, IMG studios, where you’ll receive a tour of the studios.

In this bachelor in Media and Communications (with Placement) (BSc), you’ll have the chance to make your own films in groups. You’ll develop your skills in our media services suite which has industry-standard facilities. You’ll be taught about the software Final Cut Pro and how to use different types of Canon cameras.

You’ll experiment with different lighting styles and practice sound editing techniques. This practical work will equip you with the skills you’ll need for a media-related career or for working in the field of production.

The placement year costs £1,385.

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Course Content

Throughout your bachelor in Communication - Media Studies (with Placement) (BSc) you’ll be encouraged to link together theoretical and practical parts of the course as you engage in a broad-ranging sociological study of the contemporary media. From Year 2 you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in areas of particular interest to you. In your final year you can choose between a written dissertation and producing a short film with a written element.


Teaching and Learning

You’ll benefit from group seminars and personal tutorials allowing you to learn in smaller groups and in one-to-one discussion. All ideas are freely expressed leading to lively class debates.

You’ll be taught by academic specialists who draw on their cutting-edge research, publish in the best journals and are often reporting in the news. This means that you’ll have the latest and most up-to-date content and you’ll benefit from plenty of hands-on experience.



Year 1

Making Sense of Culture and Society (Issues I)

Researching Culture and Society

Becoming an Independent Learner: Culture and Society (Skills I)

Me, You or Us? Analysing Identity and Power (Issues II)

Exploring Identity and Power

Becoming a Critical Scholar: Identity and Power (Skills II)

Key Ideas in Media

Media Production I: Non-Fiction

Year 2

Research in Practice

Global Communication

Social Media and Networked Cultures

Media Production II: Fiction

Placement Year

Placement Year

Year 4

Communication and Media Studies Dissertation (Practice)

Communication and Media Studies Dissertation

Jobs - Careers

  • Marketing
  • Events and Production Co-ordination
  • Research and Buying in the Media Industries
  • PR
  • Journalism

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