With its focus firmly on how the media works and how to work in the media, our Mass Communications programme combines practical and theoretical knowledge to give you a valuable range of skills, knowledge and experience. Through the course, we strive to provide a rich learning experience, combining traditional seminars and lectures with the latest digital and online technologies.

During your first year you will choose Media together with three other subject pathways from the following list, establishing a strong foundation in communications:

You can continue to study all subjects across your degree, or you can opt to specialise in one or more at a later stage.

Alternatively, you can specialise early on by applying to the following degrees:

Many of our undergraduate students continue their studies with us choosing to specialise further with a postgraduate degree in MA Journalism and Media Communications.

Our teaching team

The programme is taught by leading academics and experienced media-professionals to ensure you graduate with the practical skills and knowledge to succeed in the competitive media industries. They will help you become knowledgeable in a range of fields with practical and theoretical experiences based on real-life scenarios.

In addition, we run a series of guest lectures with experts from the creative industries to help you network and make contacts. This year we had Bill Coles, tabloid journalist and author of the new book "Red Top", Phil Hall, former News of the World editor and media commentator and Jon Henley, Guardian journalist and foreign correspondent along with many other practitioners from the world of journalism and media.

The course reaffirmed my interest in working in media and gave me the chance to understand how magazines are put together. I gained essential experience during the course through working on the student magazine and the lecturers helped me to gain experience and opened me up to new career opportunities.

Katie Stephenson

BA (Hons) English Language and Communications with Journalism and Media Cultures

Through my studies on my postgraduate course, I was able to start my current role armed with knowledge from the start. The writing and video editing experience I was able to gain from my time volunteering for societies at the University was also essential in helping me to have the skills that are valuable within

April Wilson

MA Journalism and Media Communications

My studies provided me with the opportunity to interact and communicate with a wide number of individuals from all backgrounds and experiences. I learnt how to be self-sufficient, motivated and pursue all opportunities for growth. The most useful thing about my course was the wide array of module choices, allowing me to tailor my course

Charlie Edgar

BA (Hons) Mass Communications with Year Abroad