Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Brunel is ranked 6th in London for Communication and Media studies (The Complete University Guide 2019)

Our Communication and Media Studies degree aims to provide you with a mature, critical and sociologically informed understanding of the place of the media in today’s society, with a particular focus on new communication and information technologies. Despite being a central part to our existence we tend to take for granted, and to underestimate, the social and cultural impact of media communications in today’s world.

As a student on this course you’ll learn, theoretically and practically, how communication and information media works and its importance to our society. On this flexible course you’ll be able to specialise in areas of particular interest to you. For example, you could specialise in the impact of the internet and other information and communications technologies or social media, media policy and regulation.

The course is closely connected with Sociology at Brunel and we pay particular attention to the social and cultural dimensions of the media, especially the social and cultural consequences of the new technologies of communication and information.

The course also offers you the ability to gain experience in video editing and production.

Opt for our Communications and Media degree with a sandwich year and you could gain an industrial placement at a company such as Deluxe Entertainment and the Disney Channel.

Course Modules

**Typical Modules in Year 1:** Making Sense of Culture and Society; Researching Culture and Society; Contemporary Society and Media; Exploring Identity and Power; Key Ideas in Media; Media Production I: Non'Fiction.

**Typical Modules in Year 2:** Compulsory: Media Production II: Fiction; Research in Practice; Social Media and Networked Cultures; Global Communication. Optional: Creative Industries, Fashion and Culture; Bodies and Society; Visual Cultures; Media Genres; Apocalypse! Crisis and Society.

**Typical Modules in Year 3:** Compulsory: Communication and Media Studies Dissertation. Optional: Digital Cultures; Racism, Identity and Difference; Comedy, the Media and Society; Changing Audiences; Beyond Human; Global Cities: Spaces and Culture.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £16,200 Overseas Fees