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Media and Sociology (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #417 (QS) ,
This interdisciplinary Media and Sociology (Hons) degree,  offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, gives you the opportunity to explore sociological and communications theories alongside media practice, and to develop a critical analysis of media, communications and culture from historical and contemporary viewpoints.

About

Why study BA Media and Sociology (Hons) at Goldsmiths, University of London?

  • You'll be taught by some of the leading names in media, communications, cultural studies and sociology – they've actively shaped these disciplines and you’ll be able to benefit from their expertise throughout your degree.
  • In your second and third year, you’ll take media practice modules that develop your production skills. You'll have access to industry-standard practice facilities, including TV/film, radio and photography studios, digital video and audio editing suites, and animation software and hardware.
  • You can choose from a range of modules during your degree – you might study a variety of topics or decide to hone your skills in an area you’re particularly interested in.
  • Studying more than one subject means you’ll be able to bring an interdisciplinary outlook to whatever you encounter, whether it’s writing essays for your degree or tackling responsibilities in your future career.
  • You'll develop the practical and transferable skills to help you find a career in media or sociology – our recent graduates are now working as news readers, editors, journalists, producers and photographers.
  • We regularly host debates and talks by international figures in media and cultural research – recent guests have included film directors Danny Boyle, Gurinder Chadha and Noel Clark.

Careers

Alumni from the Department have gone on to careers in television, radio, the press, publishing, film-making, advertising, marketing and public relations, web design, teaching and research, advertising, arts and administration, business and industry, European Union private sector management and personnel work, and many more both in the media industries and elsewhere. 

Students who achieve the best results during their undergraduate course may also get the chance to go on to postgraduate research for a higher degree with the aim of making a career in higher education either as a lecturer combining teaching with research or as a specialist researcher.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • You can still apply up to 30 June
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culture and Cultural Studies
  • Key Debates in Media Studies
  • Media and the Social
  • Modern Knowledge, Modern Power
  • Researching Society and Culture 
  • Media History and Politics

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • A-level: BBB
  • BTEC: DDM
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655 
  • Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules
  • Scottish qualifications: BBBBC (Higher) or BBC (Advanced Higher)
  • European Baccalaureate: 75%
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H2 H2

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15040 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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