Media and Communication BA (Hons)

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UCAS code: P300 112 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Media and Communication, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BA (Hons) Media and Communication, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 6 years
    • Pro-rata full time fee
  • BA (Hons) Media and Communication, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14820 Per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: P301 64 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Media and Communication, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BA (Hons) Media and Communication, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 14820 Per year

What makes this course different

  • 85% of graduates in work

    85% of our students in work or further education within 15 months of graduation (Discover Uni, 2023)

  • Practical experience

    You'll receive invaluable learning opportunities in the media industry. Our students have recently undertaken work placements at top media organisations such as Time Warner and the Financial Times.

  • Career prospects

    You'll have the chance to pursue the widest range of interests in the practice and study of media, including TV, radio, film, music, publishing, marketing communications and social and digital media.

Course modules

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Academic Development

Social Media Project

Ways of Looking

Narrative and Creativity

Group Film Project

Mental Wealth: Professional Development

Our modules offer specialist areas of study in TV, radio, film, music, publishing, marketing communications and social and digital media. You'll engage with media production work across all levels of the degree, producing content in various forms, from computer-based photography to music and sound.

Aesthetics and Technologies 1: Practice as research

Media Cultures

Mental Wealth: Professional life - Agency 1

Narrative 1: Narrative Fiction

Convergent Media Industries

In your second year, you'll have the chance to work in a group, studying London through a media lens and producing work such as our students' innovative online blog. Then, in your final year, you'll complete either a written dissertation or a production project.

Internship / Study Abroad Module: Employment and Enterprise

Narrative 2: Advanced Narrative

Mental Wealth: Professional life: Agency 2

Digital Research Methods

Photographing the city

European and World Cinemas

Celebrity and Influencer Marketing

Optional placement

Throughout the course, you'll have a chance to broaden your knowledge through a variety of talks by industry professionals and you'll have the chance to attend special events as well as visits to exhibitions and galleries. There's no better place in the country to study media and communication than London and we make every effort to ensure you get the full benefit from studying in this dynamic city.

Final Project Development

Final Project Completion

Aesthetics & Technologies: Professional Practices

Mental Wealth: Professional Life: Agency 3 - Freelancing at UEL Creatives

PR, Promotion and Publicity

Understanding Digital Cultures

Transmedia and Digital Futures

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Our BA Media Communication course has had many success stories. One is Reece Parkinson who studied on our course and went to work for the BBC - his most notable role being a radio presenter on BBC 1XTRA. Recently one of our students got an internship whilst on our employment and enterprise module. After graduation, they received job offers as a television producer with an independent studio. Another of our graduates, who managed to create an impressive portfolio as a travel blogger whilst at UEL, got an opportunity to come back and teach as an hourly paid lecturer on our course. The module leaders and lecturers are industry professionals who have worked and are still working in the field. With these connections, some of our students have been able to obtain internships and even make connections in the field.

Industry links

Independent film-makers who work with BFI and BAFTA come in to teach on the course. We also have links with Daily Film, the I.E pics media company and Newham Council.

Graduate employers

Our graduates have been employed by organisations such as ITV and GB News.

Job roles

Typical roles which our graduates have gone on to include media and communications specialist, content creator/manager, marketing and advertising professional.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

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As a university committed to your career growth, we've curated dedicated Career Zones across all of our campuses with practical services tailored to your success. From internships, personalised coaching, and employability workshops to volunteering, mentoring, placements, and enterprise opportunities, we offer a diverse range of support.

Our online Career Zone platform provides accessible career support and is equipped with practical tools to navigate your career journey. Whether you're in the classroom or beyond, we're here to empower your professional development."
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Career Zone

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

You'll be taught by a range of staff, many of whom are practitioners in the area they teach. Some of the assessments focus on practical skills and are presented as 'live or simulated briefs.' This ensures that the practice-led teaching is relevant to industry and the world of work. Our staff are well placed to take advantage of a range of professional networks and industry contacts. Each module is designed with practical components and a reflective component, with the intention that students develop an ability to comment on and justify their creative process.

    Guided independent study

    When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, specialist facilities, such as edit suites, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

    Academic support

    Our academic support team provides help in a range of areas - including learning and disability support.

    Dedicated personal tutor

    When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of the academic course team who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.


    Each year you will spend around 280 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module. 

    The approximate workload hours for this course per year are: 

    • Scheduled teaching - 284 hours 
    • Guided independent study - 916 hours

    Your timetable

    Your individualised timetable is normally available within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

    Class sizes

    To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 25 new students per year. Lecture sizes are normally maximum 40 students.

    In the classroom you will be taught in groups of 18-20 students. However, this can vary by academic year.

How you'll be assessed

Coursework will include practical outcomes, e.g. individual or group-based films, artefacts, presentations, written assignments, podcasts or research-based assignments. You'll always receive written or audio feedback, outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by School of Arts and Creative Industries

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.


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Statistics for BA (Hons) Media and Communication Degree, Full Time

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What our students and staff say

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What is special about UEL for me, is that it's a hub of creativity."

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I chose UEL because it offered the course that I wanted and the lecturers were all very knowledgeable about their fields. The Foundation year was particularly useful to me, as it helped me find my feet in academic life, whilst also challenging me to further my knowledge. I've been using a lot of the academic skills I gained from Foundation in my undergraduate studies, and I will keep using them throughout my degree, as well as my future career."

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