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School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Politics and Media

BA (Hons) Full-time 3 years

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.

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.

Why choose this course?

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.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

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.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

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.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Employ appropriate research methodologies within the fields of Politics and Media and Communication Studies
  2. Analyse Media and Communication texts and Politics texts within appropriate theoretical frameworks
  3. Appreciate the development of media, communication and cultural forms in a local, regional, national, international or global context
  4. Understand the debate concerning the relationship between media and politics in terms of democracy, citizenship
  5. Use their understanding of these disciplines to reflect upon their roles and responsibilities as citizens
  6. Demonstrate a high level of digital competence

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21

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

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages



You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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