BA/ BA (Hons) Media and Communications

From September 2019, QMU will be offering a new BA (Hons) Media and Communications degree designed for those looking to develop a career in the creative industries. This new course will engage you in creative, collaborative and professional ways of thinking, researching and working. The degree emphasises studying the media and understanding the importance of creative communication skills in today’s global, digitally networked world. This course replaces our BA/BA (Hons) PR and Media.

This course is designed for those looking to develop a career in the creative industries and will provide you with knowledge and understanding about how broadcasting, publicity, and social media companies function.  The course will also involve you in creating media content and developing the skills necessary to work within a professional communications context. 

 You will study theories of media and communications and debate the role of media in economics, politics, and society. You will look at the role of publicity, propaganda and social campaigning, and you will learn about the artistic and creative digital work that shapes the societies we live in.

 You will also study digital media production – video, sound, and photography - alongside the writing, management and team working skills needed to produce imaginative and creative work of a high standard. During your degree, you will be learning from and meeting professionals in the fields of media and communications and will yourself be working with clients and taking the skills you have learned into a professional context.

 Our course is designed to build your creative, critical, and research skills year on year as well as your ability to put ideas into writing and practice over the course of your degree.

This course builds upon our long history of degree level education in the field of media and communication. If you had previously been considering applying for BA (Hons) Media or BA (Hons) PR and Media then for entry in Sept 2019 we would recommend applying for the new BA (Hons) Media and Communications. Alternatively, you may wish to consider our new BA (Hons) Public Relations and Marketing Communications.

 As this course will be new for 2019, specific information about content and modules is still in development. Please check back here for updates. 


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Course Overview

3/4 years
Start Date
September 2019
Study Abroad
Fees & Funding