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Mass Communications (Hons)

University of Hertfordshire

36 months
13450 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Join the next generation of media professionals, with a powerful, practical Mass Communications (Hons) course from University of Hertfordshire that gives you the skills and agility to thrive in a rapidly changing industry. Explore the nature of language, communication and the media. Write news, features and fiction. 


The media world is evolving fast. Digital and social media are developing at breakneck speed and changing the way we talk to, learn from and understand each other. Here at Hertfordshire, the mass comms course focuses on communication and media practice, encouraging you to be entrepreneurial and professional, with a diverse set of sought-after creative skills.

You’ll have a whole range of opportunities, including exploring publishing and PR, examining the ethical and legal aspects of journalism, developing your voice as a writer, studying the context behind films, spending a life-changing year abroad or taking a year-long work placement.


The graduates from the Mass Communications (Hons) course at University of Hertfordshire have an excellent record of gaining employment in media, publishing, teaching and information management where their skills in analysis, communication, and evaluation are highly valued. Many of the graduates go on to higher levels of study engaging in research in their chosen fields. 

Whatever your future career plans, what is important to your potential employers is the range of intellectual, transferable, personal skills and experience you have gained and can demonstrate. The programmes are relevant to the world of work through active links with regional employers across a range of industries and professions.

Teaching methods

The delivery of teaching varies according to the characteristics of each module. Many are taught via weekly lectures and weekly seminars. Workshops are used for modules where the degree of practical skills taught is enhanced by the supervision of experts in their field. Attainment of learning outcomes is also assessed in a range of formats. 

Sometimes you will have to present the findings of your research to your fellow students in the seminars. You will be expected to contribute to online discussions and to download and read lecture notes from StudyNet, our virtual learning environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Media Practices
  • Introduction to Media Communications
  • Global Media and Society
  • The Writer's Art: an Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Language Analysis
  • Becoming a Writer
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Journalism, Law, and Ethics
  • Introduction to Film Criticism
  • Visual Communication
  • Interactive Media
  • Communication, Interaction, Context
  • Research Methods in Media Communications
  • The Publishing Industry
  • Language in Society
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Writing for the Stage
  • Magazine Design
  • Video Feature
  • Journalism Skills: Features
  • Journalism Skills: News 
  • Film Production
  • Writing for the Screen
  • Graduate Skills 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 72 - 168 UCAS points 
  • IB – 72 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above
  • GCSE Maths grade 4 (D) and English Language grade 4 (C) or above

Tuition Fee

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    9250 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Hatfield

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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