Media and Communication (BA)

September. 2019

Start Date

1 FY + 3 UY

Course Duration



Basic Information

Start Date

September. 2019

Course Duration

1 foundation year (if required) + 3 undergrad years

English Language Requirements

Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Program Description


From television and film to audio and mobile communication, modern life is being reshaped by the media and communication environment. It influences how we work, relax and relate to those around us. Our course takes you to the heart of this world.

The course looks at the media’s increasing reach and influence, providing you with the knowledge and skills to make sense of this dramatically and swiftly changing sector. Thanks to our close industry links, you’ll have the chance to undertake valuable work-based learning while on placement.

We’re proud that, based on recent research carried out by The Times, we’re in the top seven courses in the country for media and communication. We like to think we’re getting even better.

As one of our students, Shaheen Abdouramane, says, “The course is extremely broad and is adaptable to suit the path you wish to take, whether it’s media production, cultural studies, gender, race, journalism, advertising or a mixture of all of them.

“The great thing is that the lecturers are enthusiastic about what they teach and the support is there if you need it.”

How You’ll Be Assessed

We’ll assess you through a wide range of coursework including essays, reports, written projects and presentations and various kinds of production work.

There are no examinations on any core modules. We’ve designed our assessments carefully to offer engaging and appropriate choices of topics and tasks and to support you in developing your own specialist interests as you progress.

You’ll undertake an individual research or production project in your final year, which offers you the opportunity to develop your research and networking skills. .

Future Career

Our Media and Communication graduates are in high demand from employers. Why? Because this course equips you with an attractive combination of academic rigour, versatility and practical skills.

Added to this, you’ll gain the specialist knowledge you need to work in a variety of media careers. Our students have gone on to jobs in television, film, journalism, publishing companies, advertising and public relations as well as careers in teaching and education.

Our course is also an excellent stepping stone to postgraduate study and research, including UEL’s PhD and master’s programmes, or to further training in other areas such as communications management, marketing, marketing communications, education and law.

As one of our graduates says, “My course at UEL gave me just the varied academic background I needed for my MA in Communications Management.”

Official government statistics underline our success when it comes to preparing you for the world of work. According to Unistats, 85 per cent of our students are either in employment or undertak-ing further study within six months of competing their degree.



  • Academic Development (core)
  • Independent Project (core)
  • Media, Culture & Society (core)
  • Reporting London (option)
  • London and History (option)
  • London and Literature (option)
  • Visual Communication (option)
  • Creative Digital Practice (option


  • Communication and Media Practice (core)
  • Media Production 1 (core)
  • Media and Cultural Theory (core)
  • Media: Past and Present (core)


  • Media Industries and Work (core)
  • Media Production 2 (core)
  • Culture, Communication and the Media (core)
  • Researching Audiences, Texts and Media Industries (core)


  • Media and Communication Dissertation OR Media Production 3: Media Production Dissertation Project (core)
  • Communication and Media Transformations (core)
  • Mobile Media, Promotion and Exhibition (option)
  • Public Relations, Promotion and Media (option)
  • Youth Cultures (option)
  • Promotional Culture and the Consumer (option)
  • European and World Cinema (option)