BA (Hons) Media and Communication with Foundation Year

University of Derby Number 1 University in the East Midlands for graduate employment

Why choose this course?

If you have set your sights on a career in the dynamic world of media and communications, this exciting, stimulating and innovative degree is the ideal preparation for professional success.

  • If you have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly on to the Honours degree programme, you can choose to start at Foundation Year stage
  • Develop a strong understanding of the media industries and trends in media culture and communication – exploring media texts and platforms, institutions and new emerging media
  • Benefit from our strong links with employers, such as independent film producers, radio stations and newspapers which can help you gain vital work experience
  • Enjoy real-world learning opportunities throughout the course with hands-on projects in publishing, journalism and writing for the web, print media or the screen
  • Learn from a highly experienced team of subject experts and industry professionals who are keen to share their knowledge with you
  • Challenge your thinking with new ideas and perspectives 
  • Choose to study part of your degree in the United States, where you can immerse yourself in American life, experience a different academic culture and acquire a new set of skills
  • Build a combination of practical and transferable skills, creative thinking and academic knowledge so that you stand out from the crowd in a fiercely competitive job market.
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