Media and Cultural Studies Undergraduate Courses

If you have your sights set on a dynamic career, our exciting Media and Cultural Studies degrees are the ideal preparation for professional success.

From American Studies to Popular Music in Society, our varied and flexible media and cultural studies courses will ensure you graduate with the perfect blend of academic knowledge and personal attributes that will make you attractive to employers.

You’ll develop your skills in research, narrative, plot-building, storytelling and tone of voice; and you will study culture, politics and history. With an emphasis on problem-solving and flexibility, you’ll boost your confidence and ambition to emerge as a well-rounded graduate, ready to take on the world.

“Media Studies helped me to pinpoint which areas were of most interest to me”

 

“I’m a news anchor and produce and present my own travel/culture show. The channel, CNC World, is broadcast globally. I moved to China within weeks of my graduation ceremony at the beginning of 2007. What I had originally intended on being a ‘year out’ turned into a never-ending Eastern expedition.

“I knew I wanted to work in the media industry, but was unsure which route to follow. The Media Studies course enabled me to gain a better understanding of all areas - print, broadcast and new media; this helped me to pinpoint which areas were of most interest to me.

“Without a doubt I would say that my years at the University of Derby were the best years of my life. I think that being a student is all about self-discovery, and figuring out the type of person you want to be.”

Why you should study Media and Communication at the University of Derby

What our Media and Cultural Studies graduates do

Our media and cultural studies degrees are designed to give you the best start in your career. You’ll be equipped to work in the creative media industries or as a press, PR or communications professional.

Career opportunities open to graduates include: