BA (Hons) Media Studies

BA (Hons) Media Studies

Typical Entry Requirements: A level grades ABB-BBB (320-300 points)

English Language Requirements: An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent for non-native-English-speaking applicants.

Planned Intake: 30

Course Information: In the media-rich world of the twenty-first century, wars are won and lost on television, celebrities seem more familiar to us than our neighbours, the global economy is increasingly based on the exchange of information, and communities and identities mirror popular cultures from sport to popular music.

Our Media Studies programme explores these processes of mass communication and builds your analytical and investigative skills, enhances your media literacy and teaches you the key creative and technical skills required for working with modern mass media.

Our Media Studies programme combines the critical analysis of contemporary media – from television, radio and print media to the Internet – and their social, cultural and political contexts and consequences. You will develop hands-on skills in journalism, audiovisual production, documentary-making and advertising.

We will enhance your media literacy, giving you the ability to decode media texts and their often less-than-obvious meanings, and develop your key creative and technical skills for working with modern mass media. You will also develop an in-depth knowledge of the production and consumption of modern media, as the programme builds a broad knowledge and skills base that equips our students for careers as reflective practitioners in the media and cultural industries and beyond.

Our vibrant mix of core, optional and practical modules enables you to choose from a wide range that matches your interests, and allows you to specialise in areas of media analysis and production that hold particular interest to you or are best suited to your future career plans.

As a Media Studies student at Surrey you will benefit from a wide range of teaching formats, including small group tutorials, video production workshops, and an open and creative environment for debate and independent study.

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