University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course is taught within the Journalism and Mass Communication Department which is part of the University of Westminster's School of Media, Arts and Design, based at our state'of'the'art Harrow Campus, home to one of the most varied arts and media portfolios in Europe. Our reputation for professional and practice'based education is matched by a distinguished record in academic teaching and scholarly research. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), our Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) was recognised as the UK's leading media research centre. The foundation of this course comes from the University's long heritage in studying media theory, where innovative research combine with excellence in relevant and up'to'date industry practice. All our degrees have strong industry links and you will undertake work experience as part of your degree.

Course Modules

Modules can include: Advertising and promotional culture; audience studies; celebrity culture and the media; contemporary issues in media policy; creativity; cultural industries and media markets; media around the globe; multiculturalism and the media; news and public opinion; religion and the media; sex, violence and censorship; sound, music and the media.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBC
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD

Key Course Information

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79% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 96%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 91%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 83%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

95% Go on to work and/or study

In work 85
Studying 5
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

25% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 82%

Total Practical: 18%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation