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BACommunications and Digital Culture

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

At Essex we investigate what connects people with each other, as well as what divides them. We consider every aspect of our daily lives, from how we relate to politicians, celebrities and friends, to how we define ourselves, our families, and others.

You experience a lively, informal environment with many possibilities to pursue a variety of topics including:

- The impact of computer games on crime
- Mass media and modern life
- The art, film and personal testimony of war
- Practical research methods, including designing interview schedules and surveys and handling cultural data

Our BA Communications and Digital Culture is run by the Department of Sociology, which was rated top 10 in the UK for research quality (REF 2014), and we consistently receive strong student satisfaction scores, including 91% overall student satisfaction in 2014.

The Department of Sociology also offers expertise in many areas that complement the study of communications and digital culture, including criminology, social history, visual sociology, anthropology, economic sociology, US and European studies and cultural rights.

Programme structure

Year 1

Researching Social Life I
Media, Culture and Society
The Sociological Imagination
Approaches to Film and Media

Year 2

Continuity and Controversy in Sociology: Sociological Analysis II
Researching Social Life II
Digital Society
Sociology of Crime and Control (optional)

Final year

Current Disputes in Sociology: Sociological Analysis III
Mass Media and Modern Life
Research Project: Sociology
American Society: Ethnic Encounters in the Making of the USA (optional)

Career opportunities

Careers linked to communications and digital culture are varied. Our courses provide an excellent training for work within the cultural industries, communications, PR, marketing, publishing and social research.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:

The Institute of Public Finance
Media Analysts
Guardian Professional
United
Synergy Healthcare Research

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

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States