• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
The Journalism, Media and Communications (Hons) programme at Swansea University aims to equip students with a three way analytical, practical and employability skill set that will enable them to more easily enter into the graduate job market.
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Overview

As human beings, we spend more time consuming media than any other activity. Only sleeping takes up more of our time. In the digital age, traditional news and media platforms are further supplemented by a huge proliferation of online platforms. 

Choice therefore, has never been greater and quality has never been so variable. In the age of “fake news” for example, the ability to differentiate objective fact from speculative rhetoric has never been more important. Today’s graduates are not only the consumers of mass information, they are also its curators and creators, and would-be journalists now need to develop their own personal brands within a congested market place.  

The Journalism, Media and Communications (Hons) programme at Swansea University will be regularly appraised by an industry panel to ensure that it remains at the cutting edge of what employers and industry requires. You will have the chance to attend workshops and seminars run by guest speakers as part of the course.

Career

Media and Communication graduates are truly international and are employed around the world. They have careers in:

  • journalism
  • media
  • business
  • public relations and marketing
  • digital marketing
  • TV and radio
  • publishing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Media Communication
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Introduction to Media History
  • Public Relations: Strategic Communications

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.

General Requirements

  • BBB (UCAS tariff points 120) or equivalent. 
  • All offers are made following a review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement. 
  • We also accept a range of advanced level qualifications including: International Baccalaureate 32; Welsh Baccalaureate - grade equivalent to A-level; Access to Higher Education and Open University qualifications, and Extended Project.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Swansea

  • 727 - 1380 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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