201–300 th
Impact Rankings 2020
80 th
Impact Rankings: Gender equality 2020
60 th
Impact Rankings: Reducing inequalities 2020
Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Avon, BA2 9BN, United Kingdom

Media Communications and Psychology (Professional Placement Year) - Bath Spa University

Do you want to know more about the world we live in? Do you care about the world and want to make a difference? If so, you’re well-suited to this Sociology course. Sociology is the study of societies, cultures, and groups. We live in complex societies with laws and informal rules that govern how we interact. Sociology helps you to understand more about yourself, others and the way society is organised. Develop your knowledge of the media and creative industries, through this Media Communications course. You’ll develop in-depth knowledge of the theories, debates and professional practices that underpin the study of media. The course offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills, alongside your ability to critically analyse local, national and global media production. You’ll graduate with the critical, cultural and creative skills necessary to participate as a global citizen in the creative media industries. **Combined Honour Awards** At Bath Spa University many of our undergraduate programmes can be combined, so you don’t have to limit yourself to one subject. If you choose to study a combined award then in Year One you’ll start by studying both subjects in equal depth, then from Year Two you can choose whether to continue with an equally joint course, or a Major/Minor route. **More about the Professional Placement Year** A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers and Employability Team.