Media and Communications study in the UK

Media and Communications in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Media and Communications.

UK Media and Communications Courses

Introduction to Media and Communications

Media and Communication degrees cover a wide range of subjects and topics, often being more theoretical than its Media Production counterpart. Many Media and Communications programmes split theoretical and practical work 50/50, with modules consisting of linguistics, photo editing, TV and radio production, audio manipulation and cultural studies. Students will generally select a specialisation in years two and three and work placements opportunities are also provided.

By studying a Media and Communications degree at a UK university, students will gain an in-depth understanding of how the media works in the 21st century, developing key critical, analytical, IT, communication and creative skills.

Careers in Media and Communications

Media and Communications graduates will go on to careers in TV, radio, film, copywriting, marketing, journalism, SEO and research. The broad nature of a Media and Communications degree means that almost all sectors of the media and creative industry are viable routes of employment.

What do Media and Communications Graduates earn?

  • Average starting professional salary: £18,000
  • Average starting non-professional salary: £15,717

Source: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Media and Communications UK Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 32 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 5.5 in any one component.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Media and Communications Rankings

To learn more about the best Media and Communications courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Communications and Media universities in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 below:

  1. London School of Economics
  2. Goldsmiths, University of London
  3. University of Leeds
  4. Cardiff University
  5. King's College London
  6. University of Westminster
  7. University of Leicester
  8. Loughborough University
  9. City, University of London
  10. Royal Holloway University of London

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