48 months
18500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Whether you want to work in one of these areas, to research their impact or simply to understand more about our relationship with media, this Communication and Media with a Year in Industry programme from University of Liverpool provides a thorough introduction with plenty of opportunities to develop specialist skills.

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This four-year Communication and Media with a Year in Industry programme from University of Liverpool combines our three-year Communication and Media programme with the opportunity to take a salaried placement of approximately 40 weeks with a relevant employer in your third year. Your placement will allow you to apply your learning in the workplace, as well as preparing you for your future career. 

During your first year, you will develop your foundational understanding and academic skills through core modules in media, communication and language. As your degree progresses, you will have the opportunity to tailor your studies through a wide range of optional modules in topics such as political communication, screen media, virtual worlds, digital cultures, media writing, language and public relations. Students also take dedicated research-focused modules in their second and final year.

Year Three is spent on a paid placement within an organisation in the media industry, broadly defined. You will be supported by the Department and the School of the Arts throughout, and your reflexive written account of the experience will contribute towards your final degree result.

Career prospects

Our graduates have gone on to careers including broadcasting, journalism, social  media, advertising and marketing, corporate communications and public relations, arts administration, political campaigning (including political parties, trade unions and charities), management, government, and the civil service, as well as teaching in universities, colleges and schools.

Former graduates include a television documentary maker, a BBC Radio 1 DJ, senior journalists at local and national newspapers, a partner in a New York-based advertising company and the features editor of a music weekly.

According to the latest available data, 90.9% of our UK first-degree graduates were in work and/or study 6 months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication, Culture, and Media Analysis 
  • Digital Communication and Social Media 
  • Communication and Media Studies 
  • Media Industries and Institutions
  • Children, Culture and Cinema 
  • Documentary 
  • Feminist Media Studies: Texts and Audiences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A level requirements: ABB (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.
  • Subject requirements: No specific subject requirements.
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: BTEC applications are encouraged. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits and may make offers at DDM.
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 points, with no score less than 4
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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