Our Communication and Media Studies degree is closely connected with sociology at Brunel. We aim to provide you with a mature, critical and sociologically informed understanding of the place of the media in today’s society, with a particular focus on new communication and information technologies. As a student on this course you’ll learn, theoretically and practically, how communication and information media works and its importance to our society. On this flexible course you’ll be able to specialise in areas of particular interest to you, for example, you could specialise in the impact of the internet and other information and communications technologies or social media, media policy and regulation. Our state-of-the-art media services suite has industry-standard facilities so you develop the skills needed by media employers. Students have gained industrial placements at media companies including Deluxe Entertainment and the Disney Channel. On a four year thick sandwich degree you will typically spend the whole of Year 3 on placement. This subject is ranked 33rd in UK, 5th in London for Communications and Media Studies (The Complete University Guide 2018).