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Throughout the course you’ll combine theoretical and empirical study of the media including issues of media audiences together with the study of developments in information and communication technologies. You will be required to do a dissertation.
Examples of recent student dissertations include:
- 'How is authority established in virtual communities?'
- 'TV Consumption, Identity and Lifestyle: A study of the Chinese Community in Los Angeles'
- 'The construction of femininity in Sex and the City'
- 'Media bias and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict'
- 'Constructing a female cyberspace? A case study of Chinese women and the web'
- 'Ethnography of a newsroom in Ghana'
- 'New media and news gathering'
Optional modules are indicative and available subject to numbers.
This course can be studied 1 year full-time, starting in January. Or this course can be studied 1 year full-time, starting in September.
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The programme specification is in the process of being updated and may not be an accurate reflection of the programme.
UK entry requirements
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- A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in a Media/Communications-related subject (Media, Communications, Cultural Studies, Politics) preferably in the field of Sociology
Applicants with other qualifications, or equivalent professional qualifications with considerable relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.
EU and International entry requirements
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.
English language requirements
- IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
- Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
- BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas)
- TOEFL: 92 (min 20 in all)
You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.
Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.
Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.