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BACommunications and Digital Culture (4 Years Including Foundation Year)

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

On our four-year BA Communications and Digital Culture (including foundation year), we work with you to help improve your language skills, to develop your subject-specific knowledge, and to improve your academic skills. You receive a thorough grounding in these areas during your foundation year (known as Year Zero) to prepare you for a further three years of undergraduate study at Essex.

You are an Essex student from day one, a member of our global community based at the most internationally diverse campus university in the UK.

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.

Programme structure

Year 0

Political and Social Theory From Plato to the Present Day
Academic Skills
Major Writers in English Literature
An Introduction to the History of the United Kingdom During the Twentieth Century
Western Philosophy: Fundamental Questions, Major Thinkers

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
British Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century (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