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BA (Hons)Media Studies with Film Studies

University of Surrey
United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey
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Overview

From Facebook to film and Twitter to television, our experiences of the world are increasingly dominated by media. As society changes, so too do media practices. New media emerge, and traditionally separate channels converge through smartphones, tablets and laptops. Your Media Studies Major will build your understanding of the role of mediated communication in contemporary societies, equipping you with abilities, skills and awareness required to achieve personal and professional success in today’s media-rich world.

You will gain detailed knowledge of the theories, concepts and methods relating to media studies, and form a deep understanding of the contested nature of media in contemporary society. You will develop cognitive and social skills that will enhance your intellectual, academic and personal development, as well the analytical tools to conduct and evaluate research on contemporary media and culture. Above all, you will get into the habit of thinking critically about the media (and the society it both shapes and is shaped by), allowing you to confront and challenge prevailing media narratives.

Career opportunities

Our degree programme prepares you for the wide range of careers in business, government or third-sector organisations that demand the ability to analyse complex issues and reach sound conclusions. You will gain an understanding of media and related industries, which provides you with valuable grounding if you wish to move towards media, research, PR or marketing-related careers.

The Major/Minor degrees provide the knowledge base, analytical capacity and skills to develop professional media careers, from film and television production, journalism, broadcasting management and arts administration to advertising, event management and public relations. At the same time, our programme will equip you with essential transferable skills that are applicable in many careers beyond media and communication.

Having a Media Studies Major/Minor degree from Surrey therefore also opens up possibilities for careers outside the media sector, such as management, teaching, research and a range of governmental, non-governmental and commercial roles.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States