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Are you fascinated by technological advancements and media, and the daily impact of new forms of media on our lives?

This course will give you a critical understanding of the key developments within mass communication approaches including global media, new media and technology, audience research, production techniques and reporting and advertising.

Taught by experienced academic and industry staff, you will be engaged in a range of stimulating and contemporary debates that explore the global influence of the mass communication industries and how we relate to them.

You will explore the impact of digital technologies such as video games, social media networks and convergent mobile technology, business journalism and its techniques, advertising, and key mass communication approaches.

The first two years of the course will follow a core programme of study, whether you have chosen to study mass communication as a single subject or combined with advertising, business or public relations.

In your third year you will specialise by undertaking specific modules and completing a major project or dissertation applicable to your chosen area.

On graduating you will be well suited for employment across a wide range of media professions including careers in the creative and cultural industries, marketing, journalism, management, public relations and press offices.

Course Information

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time

Department
Arts

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Fee Information

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

Five GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics.

GCSE requirements:A good GCSE profile is expected including Maths and English Language at minimum grade C or equivalent.  If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a minimum grade 4.

UCAS Tariff Points:120-128 UCAS Tariff points including one or more of the following: 

GCE and VCE Advanced Level: From at least 2 GCE/VCE A Levels 

Edexcel/BTEC National Extended Diploma:Distinction, Distinction, Merit 

Scottish Highers:BBBC - BBBBC at Higher level, CCC - BCC at Advanced Higher 

Irish Highers:BBBBB  - ABBBB

IB Diploma:120-128 UCAS Tariff points including minimum score of 4 in at least three subjects at Higher level

Access to HE Diploma:Award of full Access to HE Diploma including 18 credits at Distinction and 27 at Merit

Qualification combinations:The University welcomes applications from students studying qualifications from different qualification types - for example A level and a BTEC qualification in combination, and if you are made an offer you will be asked to achieve UCAS Tariff points from all of the qualifications you are studying at level 3.  Should the course you wish to study have a subject specific requirement then you must also meet this requirement, usually from GCE A level.

Applicants from the EU:Applicants from the EU are welcome to apply and if the qualification you are studying is not listed here then please contact the Admissions Team for advice or see our EU Applicants pages here https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/international/european-union/eu-applications/ 

International applicants:The University is pleased to welcome international applicants from over 100 countries and considers a wide range of qualifications for entry to its programmes.  For specific information please visit our International Admissions pages here https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/international/international-admissions/ 

International applicants are also required to have one of the following English language qualifications with grades as shown below

  • A British      Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0      (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing,      Listening and Speaking of 5.5
  • Pearson      Academic score of 54 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of      Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

The University also accepts many other English language qualifications and if you have any questions about our English Language requirements please contact the International Admissions Office who will be happy

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1: TBC

* The maximum tuition fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by government. Tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, these are subject to government regulations and in line with inflation.


EU Fee in Year 1: TBC

International Fee in Year 1: TBC

 

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ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

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Any Questions?

Our admissions team will be happy to help. They can be contacted on 0191 406 0901.

Contact Details for Applicants:

bc.applicantservices@northumbria.ac.uk

All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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