Aberystwyth University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities Rankings 2018
301–350 th
World University Rankings 2018
Reception, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

Media and Communication Studies

At Aberystwyth we consider who controls and owns our media, how media content is produced, and what kind of impact the media have on us as audiences. We will also introduce you to some of the key media and communication theorists and will consider how you can apply their thinking to your own study of media and communications. A wide range of study is open to you: media fandom, advertising, news analysis, website design, digital culture, children and the media, surveillance society, language and the media, media history and policy together with creative practice experience in multi-platform production and experimental media. Your three years of study will be dynamic, invigorating and stimulating. You will be taught by staff who are expert in the field of Media and Communication, have excellent connections to the industry, contribute to national debates on the media, and are at the forefront of research in the field. Students on this course will have a deeper understanding of sociology, psychology, cultural studies, history, philosophy, linguistics and marketing. Students will be taught in virbant, modern and dynamic teaching facilities including a brand new PC lab designed to assimilate the digital media industry, digital production and editing suites. Our industry links are embedded at the heart of the department with the BBC Wales, regional office and broadcast situated by the entrance. Students can exploit full access to the National Sound and Screen Archive of Wales which is a stone’s through away from the Penglais campus. Employability is at the heart of our teaching. We encourage our students by; Inviting guest speakers to our campus; Taking part in activities by the Media Skills Academy and Creative Skillset of which we are a member and accredited by; Obtaining work experience with the BBC, Fiction Factory and Boom Pictures. Many of our graduates have found career paths which include: Broadcasting media; Floor managers; Camera operators; Producers and directors; Marketing; Media Planning; Education; Public relations.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site (Aberystwyth),Aberystwyth
  • Fees & Finances
  • International Year 1 £13,450