University of Surrey
Guildford, South East, UK
Media and Communication BSc (Hons)
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
Personal statement: Should be approximately 500 words long.
Two references are required.Two references for the applicant's academic and professional ability must be supplied.
About The Program
About The University
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This is a 4 years Course with professional training placement.
BSc (Hons) Media and Communication course will give you an intensive and challenging look into twenty-first century communication.
Media and communications are central to nearly all societal debates. Understanding the impact contemporary communication has on society, government and business is an essential requirement in the modern workplace.
This course draws on the latest media and communication research. You’ll study topics from theories of media power, regulation and audiences, to ‘big data’, digital platforms and international communication.
You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of media and communication in the twenty-first century. This will give you a valuable grounding if you’d like to work in media, research, PR or marketing for a wide and varied range of sectors.
What you will study
BSc (Hons) Media and Communication course will give you a comprehensive education in contemporary media and communications in global, digital societies. You will discover:
Theories of media power, politics, media and digital regulation
This course covers a wide range of media forms and cultures. It includes sociological critiques of some of the latest technological changes, including platform societies.
This course is one of the few undergraduate Media and Communication courses in the UK offering modules on ‘big data’ and the sociology of datafication. You’ll develop a solid grounding in social science which you can apply to a range of careers in media, research, public relations, marketing, business and beyond.
This course is thoroughly research-led, with excellent work on digital media happening within our Digital Societies research group. All of this feeds into what you’ll learn on the course.
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
Our graduates enter a wide range of careers in the UK and abroad. Sectors include public relations, journalism, broadcast media, advertising, digital industries, market research, media and communication management and research.
Our BSc (Hons) Media and Communication course will build your ability to analyse complex issues and reach sound conclusions. This is highly desirable for a variety of careers in business, government or third-sector organisations.
About a quarter of undergraduate students in the Department of Sociology go on to postgraduate study.
On successful completion of our BSc (Hons) Media and Communication course you might want to apply to progress to our MSc Social Research Methods or MSc Criminology. We require you to achieve a first or 2:1 degree classification to progress to masters level.
If you take the opportunity to complete a Professional Training placement, you will also build experience and a network of contacts that other graduates will not have.
You will graduate with excellent analytical and research skills, mastery of quantitative methods and the ability to communicate well. You will also have gained a particular understanding of a wide range of media and digital communication, which will provide a valuable initial grounding if you wish to move towards media-related careers.
Graduates over the last few years have secured roles such as:
Channel Planning Assistant, UKTV
PR Coordinator, NBC Universal
Media Analyst, Kantar Media
Production Secretary, Comic Relief
Social Media Executive, Hotelplan
Corporate Communications Account Manager, Surrey Police
Sales Executive, Global Data.
The University of Surrey is a public research university in Guildford, England. The university received its royal charter in 1966, along with a number of other institutions following recommendations in the Robbins Report. The University of Surrey began as the Battersea Polytechnic Institute founded in 1891 under the City of London Parochial Charities Act (1883) scheme to establish Polytechnic Institutes throughout London. The university's research output and global partnerships have led to it being regarded as one of the UK's leading research universities.
Surrey is a member of the Association of MBAs and is one of four universities in the University Global Partnership Network. Surrey is also part of the SETsquared partnership along with the University of Bath, the University of Bristol, the University of Southampton and the University of Exeter. A major centre for satellite and mobile communications research, Surrey is in partnership with King's College London and the University of Dresden to develop 5G technology worldwide. It also holds a number of formal links with institutions worldwide, including the Surrey International Institute, launched in partnership with the Dongbei University of Finance and Economics. Surrey has been awarded three Queen's Anniversary Prizes for its research, with the 2014 Research Excellence Framework ranking 78% of the university's research outputs as "world leading" or "internationally excellent".
The university's main campus is on Stag Hill, close to the centre of Guildford and adjacent to Guildford Cathedral. Surrey Sports Park is situated at the nearby Manor Park, the university's secondary campus. In addition, the university owns the Surrey Research Park, providing facilities for over 110 companies engaged in research. Among British universities, Surrey had the 14th highest average UCAS Tariff for new entrants in 2015. It is currently in the top 30 of the three main ranking compilations of universities in the United Kingdom, placing 23rd in both The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide and The Complete University Guide, and 26th in The Guardian University Guide for 2019/20. In 2019, Surrey was ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world for research partnerships with employers in the QS World Employability Rankings. Surrey was named as The Sunday Times University of the Year in 2016.
The chancellor of the university is Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. Current and emeritus academics at the university include ten Fellows of the Royal Society, twenty-one Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, one Fellow of the British Academy and six Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences. Surrey has educated many notable alumni, including Olympic gold medallists, several senior politicians, as well as a number of notable persons in various fields including the arts, sports and academia. Graduates typically abbreviate the University of Surrey to Sur when using post-nominal letters after their degree.
The university conducts extensive research on small satellites, with its Surrey Space Centre and spin-off commercial company, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. In the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, the University of Surrey received a 5* rating in the categories of "Sociology", "Other Studies and Professions Allied to Medicine", and "Electrical and Electronic Engineering" and a 5* rating in the categories of "Psychology", "Physics", "Applied Mathematics", "Statistics and Operational Research", "European Studies" and "Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages".
The 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey opened in September 2015, for the purpose of research for the development of the first worldwide 5G network. It has gained over £40m support from international telecommunications companies including Aeroflex, MYCOM OSI, BBC, BT Group, EE (telecommunications company), Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe, Huawei, Ofcom, Rohde & Schwarz, Samsung, Telefonica and Vodafone – and a further £11.6m from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
In addition, the Surrey Research Park is a 28 ha (69-acre) low density development which is owned and developed by the university, providing large landscaped areas with water features and facilities for over 110 companies engaged in a broad spectrum of research, development and design activities. The university generates the third highest endowment income out of all UK universities "reflecting its commercially-orientated heritage."
Higher Secondary Certificate/Intermediate Certificate with a GPA of 5 out of 5 or 80% from science background
Post Secondary Certificate with 70% in ICSE/CBSE/ISC boards, 60% in West Bengal board & 75% in Other boards from science background
University does not accept applications from Nepal
University does not accept the Intermediate/Higher Secondary Certificate from Pakistan. However, if you do not meet the direct entry requirements for a course, you can apply to study an International Foundation Year programme at the University of Surrey International Study Centre. Upon successful completion, you can progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey.
UK IGCSE or A-LEVELS
A Levels with 3 subjects with minimum BBB including science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element.
GCSE or equivalent: English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4) (or equivalent).