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Year of Entry 2021/22
BA (Honours)

Media

Course in clearing
Full-time Media, PR and journalism

Research media industries, audiences, and texts and learn practical skills for a well-rounded understanding of the media and to gain employment in the media industries.


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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2021. Call us now on 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 72 UCAS points through clearing
What is the UCAS code? P300
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • 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

Tutors and students provide an overview of the course and what it's like to study in Sheffield.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

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

  • lectures
  • interactive workshops
  • seminars
  • screenings
  • essays
  • examinations
  • 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

Joan Rodriguez-Amat
Joan Rodriguez-Amat
Principal Lecturer, Subject Group Leader for Media and Photography

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

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James Fenwick
Senior Lecturer in Media

Profile of James Fenwick, Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University.

Applied learning

Work placements

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.

Live work

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.

Field trips

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).

Networking opportunities

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.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • • media policy research
    • political communication and governance research
    • audience research
    • research and development
    • teaching/academia
    • mobile app design
    • media data analysis
    • media industries (radio, film, television)
    • social media management
    • publishing
    • 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.

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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • newsrooms
  • radio studio
  • TV studio
  • photography studio
  • dedicated media store, where you can use production equipment such as cameras and microphones

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Media, Arts and Communications Facilities Tour

Take a look around the media, arts and communication facilities at Sheffield Hallam University with lecturer Saskia Wilson.

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Entry requirements

All students

72 UCAS points, including 56 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BA Media with Foundation Year

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

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'.


Modules

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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Making Media Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Making Media 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Media Audiences Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Media Evolution And The Professional Landscape Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Media Industries Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Media Texts And Genres Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Media, Identities And Representations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Media Technologies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: News Media Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Media, Power And Politics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Photography Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Communications Strategy And Critique Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Music And Events Pr And Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Radio And Sound Production Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Storytelling In Film, Television And Beyond Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tv And Video News Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Project/Dissertation For Media Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Globalisation And The Media Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Postcolonial Media Culture Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Researching For The Media Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Alternative Media Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Communication Through Photography Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Corporate Communications: Strategy And Critique Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Moral Panics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Pr And Power Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Radio Broadcasting Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tv Journalism And Production Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

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.

International students

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.

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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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, 225.7KB)

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