Media and Communications (Hons), B.A. | Queen Margaret University | Musselburgh, United Kingdom
36 months
7000 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Media and Communications (Hons) course from Queen Margaret University 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 this exciting and dynamic sector. 


On this Media and Communications (Hons) course from Queen Margaret University you will:

  • Study media theory while gaining the creative, practical and collaborative skills you will need to establish a career in tomorrow’s global, digitally networked world.
  • Gain the media and communications knowledge and skills you will need for the many roles that require them in the fast-moving world of work.
  • Study theories of media and communications and debate the role of media in economics, politics and society.
  • Look at the role of publicity, propaganda and social media campaigning, and learn about the artistic and creative digital work that shapes the societies we live in.
  • Put theoretical understanding into action, although this is not a dedicated production course, it does have a production strand that focuses on video, photography, audio and digital content creation.
  • Develop your writing, management and team skills needed to produce imaginative and creative work of a high standard.
  • Meet and learn from media professionals in the fields of media and communication. In addition, you will be working with carefully selected external clients on media and communication projects.

We live in a world where everyone joins in media debates and many people are content creators, but how do you differentiate yourself, and your professional skills, in this field? The 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. 

You can opt to study for an honours degree over four years or an ordinary degree over three years. You will complete a range of modules each year as outlined.


This course will equip you with skills in media content creation, research, writing and communication, as well as team work and management skills. These are important for a wide range of roles such as content creation, client liaison and creative entrepreneurship. You could work in the media industries, arts management, the cultural and creative sectors or communications industries. In addition, companies in a wider range of fields are constantly looking for fresh content; they want to tell their own stories and communicate compellingly through the media with their potential customers.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Media and Communications Industries
  • Studying Media and Communications
  • Media Analysis
  • Digital Content Creation
  • Media Production: Skills and Techniques
  • Media Production: Video Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Scottish Higher: Standard - BBBB, Minimum - BBCC
  • A Level: BCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H3 H3
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points
  • International: IELTS of 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5
  • Required subjects: English or Media Studies preferred at Higher/A level or equivalent. English required and Maths preferred at Nat 5/GCSE.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 36 months.

RUK+: £9,250/year


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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