Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This interdisciplinary degree gives you the opportunity to explore sociological and communications theories alongside media practice, and to develop a critical analysis of media, communications and culture from historical and contemporary viewpoints. You'll be taught by some of the leading names in media, communications, cultural studies and sociology ' we write the books that are on your reading lists because they've actively shaped these disciplines. You'll have access to industry'standard practice facilities, including TV/film, radio and photography studios, digital video and audio editing suites, and animation software and hardware. You'll develop the practical and transferable skills that you can apply in the work place ' our recent graduates are now working as news readers, editors, journalists, producers and photographers. We regularly host debates and talks by international figures in media and cultural research; recent guests have included Danny Boyle, Gurinder Chadha and Noel Clark. By studying in the department you'll be working alongside academics who are leaders in their fields.

Course Modules

Year 1: Communications and signification; media, history and politics; culture and cultural studies; representation and textual analysis; modern knowledge/modern power; critical readings: the emergence of sociological rationality. Year 2: Cultures and communications; psychology of communications; contemporary issues in the cultural industries; central issues in sociological analysis; philosophy and methodology of social science; plus 1 option. Year 3: 4 options plus dissertation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,750  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 ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates ABBBB
  • European Baccalaureate 77%
  • SQA Higher ABBBC
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABC
  • International Baccalaureate 34

Key Course Information

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96% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 89%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 75%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 75%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 65
Studying 10
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 10

14% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 38%

Total Coursework: 62%

£5,247 - £5,247
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,906 - £7,306
Typical cost of private accommodation