What values drive media content today? Are you ready to grow your creative talents and skills? Our media degree will help you uncover what’s transforming the film, television, and cultural industries today.
Studying with us, you’ll harness your creativity and technical know-how to become a skilful producer of media content. From podcasting to vlogging to filmmaking, you’ll be at the cutting edge of contemporary practice.
Our team of dedicated teaching staff will help channel your knowledge of media. A mix of theory and the practical will immerse you in TV production, digital photography, scriptwriting, and writing for online media outlets.
You’ll also discover how traditional media continues to thrive alongside digital media communications such as social media, podcasting and vlogging, and influential streaming platforms like Spotify and Netflix.
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Sandwich Year Option Available
Studying Abroad Option Available
What you'll study
Your first year of study will provide you with the solid foundation you need to get the most out of the course. Together we’ll explore the relationship between media, culture, and society. You’ll get a historical perspective, delving into the emergence and impact of new media forms. Practically, you’ll engage with single-camera filmmaking and digital photography. Throughout, you’ll receive a good grounding in both theory and practice.
Media and Society
Module code: MED1457
Moving Image Production: Single Camera
Module code: MED1448
Module code: MED1458
Working in Creative Industries
Module code: MED1445
Writing for the Media
Module code: MED1459
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Global Popular Culture
Module code: MED1446
Module code: MED1447
Module code: TLC1010
You’ll explore media theory in the second year of BA Media, as well as continuing to develop your creativity and practical skills. You’ll do this through the study of cultural representation and storytelling across multiple platforms, and consider the social impact of digital technologies. We’ll give you the space to pursue modules that relate to contemporary media, encouraging you to create content such as podcasts and vlogs. Other optional modules include fan cultures and subcultures, pods and vlogs, and branded content.
Cultural Representations and the Media
Module code: MED2328
Module code: MED2331
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Module code: MED2332
Fan Cultures and Subcultures
Module code: MED2329
Module code: MED2352
Pods and Vlogs
Module code: MED2330
Screen Criticism, Journalism and Social Media
Module code: MED2354
Module code: TLC2000
Your final year weaves together the various strands of your degree. You’ll have the option of working on client-led practical projects, while your dissertation will be an opportunity to showcase your learning. Additional optional modules include activist media, media policy and political communication, and politics and censorship in popular culture.
Module code: MED3299
Module code: MED3277
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Module code: MED3293
Client-Led Content Production
Module code: MED3290
Global Convergence: Film and Television Drama in the 21st Century
Module code: MED3278
Media Policy and Political Communication
Module code: MED3291
Migration, Mass Movement and Mobility on Screen
Module code: MED3288
Politics and Censorship in Popular Culture
Module code: MED3289
Sport and the Media
Module code: MED3292
Module code: TLC3000
Optional modules provide an element of choice within the course curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements. Some restrictions on optional module choice or combinations of optional modules may apply.
How you'll study
Teaching and learning is through workshops, lectures, seminars and screenings. You will also have opportunities to work with visiting professionals from the film and television industries.
How you'll be assessed
Assessment is predominantly by coursework, either at the end of the module or distributed throughout the course. Coursework includes essays, case studies, individual and group presentations, practical projects and a dissertation.
There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this degree.
Who will be teaching you
You will be taught by an experienced team with a wide range of interests reflecting all aspects of media theory and practice.
The programme team are active in the research of contemporary developments in journalism, online media, and film and television, and have current or recent experience of working in those industries.
Typical offer 112-120 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.
If you apply to join this degree and do not meet the UCAS Tariff requirements, we may invite you to submit a portfolio of work as evidence of your suitability for the course.
|BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications)||Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).|
|T Level||Overall grade of Merit.|
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points. Subject-specific requirements at Higher Level (HL) Grade 5 may apply.|
|Access to Higher Education Diploma||45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit or 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.|
Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.
If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.
English language requirements
International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.
If your current level of English is half a band or one band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.
How to apply
Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.
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If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.Discover our accommodation
Media students are based in Creative Edge, a state-of-the-art £17million building offering highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for the Department of Creative Arts.
Key features include TV studios with broadcast capacity and full production capabilities, recording studios, sound-editing suites, animation studios, photographic studio, radio studio and multimedia laboratory. Media editing booths are also available, equipped with software such as Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere) and After Effects. Our innovative resources are designed to ensure you gain practical experience to a professional standard. Dedicated support in the use of all creative media facilities is available through our Media Development Team.
Where you'll study
£77 per credit
for 360 credits
EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.
Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs. Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.
EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals should ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.
Your future career
Our media degree prepares you for an exciting career in the creative industries. The skills you’ll develop on the course will equip you for roles in traditional media (television and newspapers), marketing, social media, journalism, broadcasting, and filmmaking. Popular job roles include:
- social media manager
- podcast producer
- video producer
- video editor
- multimedia producer
- digital marketer
- TV producer and production manager
- events manager
Students have also gone into teaching, or started their own businesses, while others have gone onto postgraduate study, for example our MA Film and Media.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however our courses are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.
Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of professional bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
Track changes to this course
Withdrawal of Module - 17 January 2022
MED2353 Music Video (20 credits) removed as an optional module in Year 2.
Update to Example Offers - 2 March 2021
Example offers updated to include the Digital Production, Design and Development T Level with an overall grade of Merit.