Develop your skills in creating, manipulating and processing digital content for new media technologies and combine this with a study of marketing management and communications. This is a Combined Honours degree programme, providing the flexibility for you to study two subjects at degree level. Your choice of combination can be shaped to suit your interests, strengths and career ambitions. Studying a Combined Honours programme, the combinations you may choose to study will vary each year, so you may wish to study more units of one subject rather than the other. In Year 1 you will study equal amounts of your two subjects. In Year 2 the balance may vary from equal amounts of each subject to a major/minor combination where you focus more on one of your subjects. In Year 3, you may continue to study both subjects on an equal or major/minor basis. You will be able to demonstrate to future employers your flexibility and breadth of experience and skills. This Combined Honours degree is a four-year route where you can choose to take a placement year in industry in your third year. Digital media, information and communications is a rapidly evolving field presenting both challenges and opportunities as we seek to harness the power of the internet and digital technologies. Digital Media focuses on the relationships between information, people and technology. You will gain an in-depth understanding of how individuals, organisations and wider society respond to change and be well-placed to take advantage of these changes. We will prepare you for employment in both the private and public sectors and will help you gain the balance of creative, technical, management and professional knowledge and skills that employers seek. Our Multimedia Resource Laboratory includes a collection of learning and teaching materials, two teaching laboratories, seminar and meeting rooms, plus more than twenty iMacs and a specialist usability testing facility. Marketing is all about presenting people, products and ideas to different audiences. The results can be spectacular, creating global brands that become household names and sparking new trends that revolutionise what we do and how we do it. Job roles in the sector can be very varied and combine skills in project management, marketing operations and campaign planning with creative skills such as devising memorable advertising slogans and writing effective media. Our Marketing degrees are delivered at our award-winning Business School and have been developed in close co-operation with practitioners from the industry, who are also actively involved as expert guest lecturers, mentors and placement employers. A placement year can be an excellent opportunity to acquire high quality work experience and structured on–the-job training whilst earning a salary. There are also opportunities for you to undertake a placement based project where you research a business issue for your employer. This project can count towards one of your final year units and reduces your workload in your final year. The placement must be a minimum of 36 weeks but it will usually last for 12 months and takes place after your second year of study. We have an award-winning placement team, who advertise vacancies and can help you find a placement. The team has over 25 years’ experience of matching students to employers. They advertise over 1,000 vacancies each year, organise an annual placement fair where you can meet employers who are actively recruiting placement students, deliver CV workshops, provide one-to-one advice, and will conduct a mock interview with you so you can practice your interview technique.