Undertake in-depth investigation of how media and communications saturate our lives and the role that they play in society. Competence in multiple languages is key to success in the global job market, so by combining your studies with a language, you will distinguish yourself from other graduates and enhance your employability.
On this course you will explore a diverse range of modules such as photography and video, television studies, and music industry management. You’ll have the chance to ask questions about representation in the media, and the place of audiences and fandoms. You will be able to choose from modules exploring journalism, political communication, advertising and consumption, and writing for the screen, gaining a range of skills that make you attractive to global employers.
For your language studies you can choose from French, the official language in 32 countries, Mandarin, the world’s most natively spoken language. You can start your study of languages at DMU at beginner (French or Mandarin), intermediate, or advanced level, through a 30-credit module which will equate to two hours of language classes and one hour of cultural studies per week.
Our graduates have gone on to work in fields such as journalism, PR, media production, marketing and as editors at leading organisations such as Brunswick, JMM PR and AKQA (Audi, Warner Bros, Nike), Mentorn Media (Question Time), Independent New Media, Yours Magazine and Universal Pictures.
- 100 per cent of Media and Communication graduates are in work or further study within six months, according to the latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report.
- DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU.
- Enhance your employability through a recognised competence in a foreign language, distinguishing you from other graduates and significantly improving your career prospects.
- Gain industry experience by undertaking a work placement. Previously students have completed placements at employers such as BBC Radio Leicester and Leicester’s Phoenix Cinema.
- Benefit from close links with local media partners including BBC Radio Leicester, community media organisations and Leicester’s independent arts and cinema complex, Phoenix Square.
- Our creative technology studios feature a host of broadcast-standard radio production and audio recording studios and management systems, alongside stand-alone film studios equipped with multi-cameras, blue screen and green screen facilities.
- Gain valuable, industry-relevant experience by taking part in award-winning student group Demon Media, with The Demon magazine, Demon FM radio station, Demon TV and The Demon website. You can also become a member of the Media and Communication Society, Film Society, Media Discourse Group and reading groups.