501–600 th
World University Rankings 2021
=73 rd
Impact Rankings 2020
61 st
Young University Rankings 2012
Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

Media and Sociology - Keele University

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Media and Sociology. You will explore the sociological implications of digital media and popular culture as well as engaging in creative media practice such as filmmaking and photography. You will have 24/7 access to dedicated creative facilities and support from an engaged community of academics. You will attend lectures led by an interdisciplinary team of experts in their field, participate in seminars, and get hands-on experience of media production including pre and post production techniques. You will have access to media production facilities and the opportunity to try a range of media forms including photography, digital video, magazine production, newsmaking and social media. The media modules combine a distinctive balance of theory and practice so you can develop as a critical and thoughtful practitioner. You will study the role of media in society, the impact of the political economy on media content and the relationship between content and audiences. You will analyse popular cultural forms such as TV, memes, film and news, think about their meaning in contemporary social life and explore your ideas through media production. The compulsory sociology modules provide you with a grounding in the key areas of the discipline: inequalities, social theory, and research methods. You will cover a wide range of topics including families, health, activism and protest, social media, globalisation, and urban life. Studying sociology will enable you to think independently, critically, and imaginatively about the issues that shape our everyday lives and our futures. You will develop as a critical, analytic, and creative thinker, gaining social and communication skills which are useful for a wide range of careers. Our graduates have entered occupations in creative industries, social care, the health sector, advertising and marketing. You might go on to work in broadcasting, the movie industry, journalism, publishing or web design. Some of our graduates choose to pursue further academic study at Master's or doctoral level.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,KeeleUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250