This course gives students the opportunity to study and evaluate the major theoretical approaches to Politics and Media and apply these to case-studies and to explore them through independent study or professional practice links in year 3. Communication is essential to any political activity and this dates at least from the importance of oration in classical Greece; however with the rise of `spin’, the globalisation of the media and the emergence of new forms the contemporary connections between these two disciplines are more significant than ever.
What happens on the course?
You will have the oppurtunity to undertake a 40 credit placement at Level 5 of study.
5LW022 Supervised Work Experience (40 Credits)
The staff in the Politics and Media teams are active researchers whose research underpins the modules which they teach. Students will be kept up-to-date in the most recent developments in the disciplines.
The School of Social, Historical and Political studies, in which these subjects are based, has a strong tradition of student support and guidance, including the opportunity of `one-to-one’ study skills tuition and accessible academic counselling .
Students in these subject areas often go on to postgraduate study in cognate areas and common areas of employment are local government, business administration, media and media-production related positions.
What skills will you gain?
At the end of this course, you, will be able to:
Employ appropriate research methodologies within the fields of Politics and Media and Communication Studies
Analyse Media and Communication texts and Politics texts within appropriate theoretical frameworks
Appreciate the development of media, communication and cultural forms in a local, regional, national, international or global context
Understand the debate concerning the relationship between media and politics in terms of democracy, citizenship
Use their understanding of these disciplines to reflect upon their roles and responsibilities as citizens
Demonstrate a high level of digital competence
What our students say
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
Analysing Media Texts
Campaigning and Citizenship: Women in Britain and its Empire from 1800 to 1950
Contemporary Political Ideologies
Democracy and Terrorism: Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland
Europe United? European Politics, Societies, Cultures
Global Media/Global Culture
Independent Study - Written Project: Media, Communications, Cultural Studies, Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.
Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.
Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.