What will I learn?

Set in 600 acres of countryside in North Staffordshire, we have one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in Britain. We’re proud to be No.2 in England for Student Satisfaction with Course (Guardian University League Table, 2020), investing more than £140m in our campus in the last ten years, including £45m new science laboratories. In 2021 we were proud to be awarded Sustainability Institution of the Year at the prestigious Green Gown Awards as part of our mission to become a carbon neutral campus by 2030. We're committed to supporting you to achieve your career goals, and have a dedicated Careers and Employability team who can assist you to navigate your options beyond Keele.You will explore the sociological implications of digital media and popular culture as well as engaging in creative media practice such as filmmaking and photography. You will have access to dedicated creative facilities and support from an engaged community of academics.Media and Sociology is a distinctive combined degree which enables you to explore the sociological implications of social media, popular culture, and the mass media, whilst offering opportunities to engage in creative media practice such as film-making and photography.You will attend lectures led by an interdisciplinary team of experts in their field, participate in seminars, and get hands-on experience of media production including pre- and post-production techniques. You will have access to media production facilities and the opportunity to try a range of media forms including photography, digital video, magazine production, newsmaking and social media.The media modules combine a distinctive balance of theory and practice so you can develop as a critical and thoughtful practitioner. You will study the role of media in society, the impact of the political economy on media content and the relationship between content and audiences. You will analyse popular cultural forms such as TV, memes, film and news, think about their meaning in contemporary social life and explore your ideas through media production.The compulsory sociology modules provide you with a grounding in the key areas of the discipline: inequalities, social theory, and research methods. You will cover a wide range of topics which could include families, activism and protest, social media, globalisation, and celebrity. Studying sociology will enable you to think independently, critically, and imaginatively about the issues that shape our everyday lives and our futures.

Which department am I in?

Keele (Central)

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,500.00 (16,00,349) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Keele University,

Keele,

ST5 5BG, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,500.00 (16,00,349) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Keele University,

Keele,

ST5 5BG, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have 3 SAT Subject Tests (SAT II) (600= A/B; 550=C) OR a combination of SAT Subject Tests/ AP's/ ACT composite score 26 (totalling 3). Students need to have an IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with no subtest score below 5.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Keele University

Keele University is among top 5 in TEF for its teaching and learning outcomes, and is also known to deliver one-to one academic assistance.

  • Keele offers world-class learning and several study options
  • Self-contained University with many impressive facilities
  • 96% of graduates find work within six months
  • Joint first in England for student course satisfaction