Everything you need to know...
- Learn to conduct research, write for different audiences, and verbally present ideas with clarity.
- Engage in practical work in a range of formats such as print and broadcast media.
- Choose from a variety of optional modules to enable you to create your own degree journey.
Build your understanding of the cultural, political and economic roles of media forms, organisations and technologies in contemporary society with this modern media course. You analyse and study the workings of core media institutions and learn about key approaches for analysing media texts, and examine the general characteristics of 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
Course leaders and tutors
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.
Spend a week watching the latest releases, meeting filmmakers and people from the industry and experiencing the rich cultural life of the city on our annual field trip to the Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival.
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
- film and TV production
- social media
- print journalism
Student success story
Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Radio 1 Breakfast Show with producer Fiona Hanlon - a Sheffield Hallam BA Media graduate - and hear about the invaluable training and contacts the course provided her.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
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 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.
- 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 must have 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.
Additional information for EU/International students
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
|Module: Making Media||Credits: 20||
|Module: Media Evolution And The Professional Landscape||Credits: 20||
|Module: Media Texts And Genres||Credits: 20||
|Module: Making Media 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: Media Audiences||Credits: 20||
|Module: Media Industries||Credits: 20||
|Module: Applied Photography||Credits: 20|
|Module: Music And Events Pr And Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Radio And Sound Production||Credits: 20|
|Module: Global Communications Strategy And Critique||Credits: 20|
|Module: Storytelling In Film, Television And Beyond||Credits: 20|
|Module: Tv And Video News Skills||Credits: 20|
|Module: Globalisation And The Media||Credits: 20|
|Module: Media Technologies||Credits: 20|
|Module: Alternative Media||Credits: 20|
|Module: Corporate Communications: Strategy And Critique||Credits: 20|
|Module: Feature Writing And Publishing 3||Credits: 40|
|Module: Moral Panics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Applied Project/Dissertation For Media||Credits: 20|
|Module: Postcolonial Media Culture||Credits: 20|
|Module: Communication Through Photography||Credits: 20|
|Module: Pr And Power||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting part-time study in 2019/20 is £4,625 per year (based on studying 60 credits per year).
† 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.
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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