**Please note that Combined Honours degrees at Liverpool Hope University are split 50/50. This means both subjects will be studied equally.** **Computer Science** Computer Science is all about new ideas, new opportunities and fresh thinking. There is no other discipline that can be applied to so many different areas and have such a profound impact on all aspects of society. The dynamism of this exciting subject is reflected in this degree through the study of a range of topics including **networks, robotics, internet, and mobile and cutting-edge technologies** such as **Virtual Reality**. Study this degree with us and **you will acquire practical skills that are highly sought after by industry**, such as programming in C, C++, Java, Lua, Python, C# and ARM assembly languages. Computer Science has a wide- reaching social impact, posing many ethical questions, and these issues are examined at various points during the three years of study. Whilst Computer Science is intellectually challenging, the staff in the department will provide you with close academic support. **All staff** in the Department **are research active** and have a varied background in a diverse range of interests, and this enhances your experience by providing a rich curriculum with exposure to multiple approaches and areas of research. If you are enthusiastic, inventive and looking to shape the future, this degree is for you. **Media & Communication** If you want an exciting career in the media but also want to understand how and why the media reports and represents the world in the ways it does, studying at Hope is the next step for you. Media and Communication provides you with an opportunity to closely study and analyse the ways in which the media industry shapes and is shaped by our world. Our degree is designed to **help you become an industry leader** who is equipped to take on the critical task of ensuring a more reliable, trustworthy media industry, whether you choose to work in television, radio, journalism, marketing or PR. We think one of the best ways to study creativity is by making things, so you have the opportunity to make films (drama, documentary or animation), produce photographic portfolios, work in a studio and write screenplays. Our curriculum is taught by **lecturers with a reputation for international research** and by a practitioner who has made BAFTA and EMMY award winning programmes and animated films. Media and Communication at Liverpool Hope is **underpinned by the notion of interrogating power**. We believe that the media must always be held to account and has a responsibility to pursue social justice. Whether it be through journalism, ethical marketing or documentary filmmaking, our aim is to produce graduates who will make a better world.