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Course info: Digital Media and Communications


With the increasing influence and importance of mass media the undergraduate study of digital media and communications has become increasingly rewarding. Organisations including the newspaper, book and magazine publishers, TV channels, marketing firms, education guides providers and entertainment industry, highly value the graduates of digital media and communications. The field is also interesting because of its up to date and exciting nature of work.

Course Structure

Like other undergraduate degrees in the UK, Bachelors in Digital Media and Communications is three years long. Each academic year has two semesters that run from September to April. Exams take place the end of each academic year in May/ June, however the coursework and tests are carried out throughout the year. During your study time you would be able to study modules like leadership and management communications, communication and technology, gender and cross-cultural communication and media sciences. During your final years of study you can also choose to pick majors of your  interest.

Entry Requirements

In order for you to be eligible to apply for a Bachelors degree in Digital Media and Communications you would be required to qualify English Language criteria. You have the options to either take IELTS or TOEFL exam. The requirement of IELTS test for most universities is approximately 6 out of 9 bands or more. However, it can vary from one university to another. You should contact the university you are interested in applying  to find out more about other requirements. Universities would also ask for other academic requirements based on your O/A-Levels result. 

You can also enhance your chances of better academic and career prospects by gaining relevant experience by part time jobs and internships. You can choose to work with your local TV channel or with your student union’s newsletter publishing team. Any relevant work experience counts!

The exact fee for the degree can vary from university to university but most universities in the UK have their international student fees ranging from £8000 to £12000 per annum. There are a handful of scholarships available for the students, although in most cases students are expected to be able to finance their tuition fee along with boarding, lodging, rent and maintenance costs.

Career and Academic Prospects

As mentioned earlier the demand for digital media and communications has been on a rise in the job market and in the research department. There are a range of different career options you can choose from in the field of Media and Communications. All firms have professionals working in the field of Public Relations, Publishing, Marketing, Trade Marketing and many more who have specialised in the media and communications.

Many people also decide to further specialise in the field and go on to do research. The research in this field is highly valued and very interesting as its implications and demand in the real world are high at the moment.


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