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International/EU: £13,995 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
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- Learn key research skills vital to understanding modern media culture.
- Produce practical work in formats such as podcasts, mobile apps, and audio-visual media.
- Develop skills to progress into diverse careers, including the media industries, research and development, and academia and teaching.
- Choose from a variety of optional modules to enable you to create your own degree journey.
Build your understanding of the cultural, political and social contexts of media forms, organisations and technologies with this modern media course. Study the workings of core media institutions and learn about key approaches to analysing media texts, researching audiences, and investigating media industries.
How you learn
Learning takes place in lectures, interactive workshops, seminars and screenings, where key topics and concepts are introduced and explored. You are encouraged to work in teams and small groups as well developing an individual approach to your learning.
You learn through
- interactive workshops
- group and individual presentations
- practical work
- applied learning/authentic work experience
There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).
Course leaders and tutors
Before joining Sheffield Hallam University (June 2015), Joan was appointed as postdoc in the chair of Media Governance, Media Organisations and Media Industries with … Read more
You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Previous students have completed placements with the BBC, regional newspapers, PR and advertising agencies and the voluntary sector.
Many modules on the degree make use of the Venture Matrix (a University department which sources clients for live projects) that will give you the experience of working with the media industry.
There will be the opportunity to attend regional, national and international media events. Trips have included visits to the Berlin Film Festival and the Aesthetica Film Festival where you get the chance to meet industry experts. You can also apply for our Go Global student initiative, which has taken our students to destinations such as Malaysia and Paris. There is opportunity to study abroad as part of the international Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).
A number of industry days and events (Grad Talk, Pathways) are held on campus where students can network with and attend talks and workshops run by creative media industry professionals and organisations.
We make sure you can network and make industry connections throughout your course. Every year we have students working at Sheffield Doc/Fest, one of the top three documentary film festivals in the world, attending exclusive workshops with international industry experts.
This course prepares you for a career in
- • media policy research
• political communication and governance research
• audience research
• research and development
• mobile app design
• media data analysis
• media industries (radio, film, television)
• social media management
• voluntary sector
• events management
• PR and marketing
Student success story
After graduating from the BA (Honours) Media course at Sheffield Hallam, Fiona Hanlon now works as an assistant producer on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show, appearing on air with presenter Nick Grimshaw and broadcasting to over 5 million people every morning.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- radio studio
- TV studio
- photography studio
- dedicated media store, where you can use production equipment such as cameras and microphones
This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points in a relevant* subject. For example:
- BBC at A Level with a grade C in a relevant subject.
- DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant subject.
- A combination of qualifications which must include a relevant subject and may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.
* Relevant subjects are • media studies • communication studies • film studies • English • creative writing • a foreign language • sociology • politics • history • psychology • accountancy/finance • business/economics • hospitality/events management • dance/performing arts • drama/theatre studies • geography • art and design • graphic design • IT/computing • music/music technology • sciences • sport • world development
- English Language at grade C or 4
- Maths at grade C or 4
• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, in an art and design-related programme from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
* Relevant subjects are • media studies • communication studies • film studies • English • creative writing • a foreign language • sociology • politics • history • psychology • accountancy/finance • business/economics • hospitality/events management • dance/performing arts • drama/theatre studies • geography • art and design • graphic design • IT/computing • music/music technology • sciences • sport • world development.
We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
|Module: Making Media||Credits: 20||
|Module: Making Media 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: Media Audiences||Credits: 20||
|Module: Media Evolution And The Professional Landscape||Credits: 20||
|Module: Media Industries||Credits: 20||
|Module: Media Texts And Genres||Credits: 20||
|Module: Media, Identities And Representations||Credits: 20||
|Module: Media Technologies||Credits: 20||
|Module: News Media||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Media, Power And Politics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Applied Photography||Credits: 20||
|Module: Global Communications Strategy And Critique||Credits: 20||
|Module: Music And Events Pr And Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: Radio And Sound Production||Credits: 20||
|Module: Storytelling In Film, Television And Beyond||Credits: 20||
|Module: Tv And Video News Skills||Credits: 20||
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Applied Project/Dissertation For Media||Credits: 20|
|Module: Globalisation And The Media||Credits: 20|
|Module: Postcolonial Media Culture||Credits: 20|
|Module: Researching For The Media||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Media, PR and journalism courses (PDF)
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