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Media & Culture and Sociology BA (Hons)

Key features of this course:

  • Innovative, contemporary and important topics including ‘Green Media’, ‘War’, ‘Democracy and the Media’ and ‘Gender’
  • Strong emphasis on employability and graduate progression throughout the course with the opportunity to take up a work project and volunteering activities
  • Opportunity to study at a partner university abroad
  • Opportunities to take up work experience and to participate in volunteering activities
  • Course engagement with urgent and key issues facing contemporary societies, with a particular focus on matters of social division, social inequality and identity
  • Encouragement to pursue original thought and ideas, with the seminar room providing opportunities for sustained discussion and debate
  • Opportunities to acquire research, communication and other skills that are highly valued by employers and to develop your capacity for analysis and critical thinking

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For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Media & Culture and Sociology.


Entry requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points

The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.


Study options

Full-time or part-time study available

Get in touch

Dr Barbara Mitra
Admissions Tutor, Media & Culture
01905 542366

Dr Athanasia Chalari
Admissions Tutor, Sociology
01905 855307

Admissions Office
01905 855111

Course content

Year 1

Core modules:

Studying Media and Culture
Applying Sociology 


Module options:

Gender and Representation
Introduction to Television
Introduction to New Media
Popular Music and Cultural Change
Media and Culture: Key Concepts
TV History
Improving English Usage and Style in Academic Writing
Democracy? The Story of an Ideal
Approaching the Crisis: 21st Century Sociology
On TV and Online: The Small Screen and the Active Audience
Family Lives
Origins of Sociological Thought
Welfare For All? The Story of a Dream

Year 2

Core modules:

Pathways in Sociology


Module options:

Crime and the Media
Making Monsters
Gender and Popular Fiction
Work Project Module
New Media
Screening the Nation: Continuity and Change in British TV
Media and Social Change
Popular Cultures
Sociology Research Design & Methods
Approaching Sociological Research
Constructions of Crime: Media Representations and Policy Debates
People at Work: Sociological Perspectives
Campaign Power - People, Pressure Groups and Social Debates
Housing, Housing Problems and Homelessness
Consuming Lives
'Race' and Ethnicity in Contemporary Britain

Year 3

Core modules:



Module options:

Gender, Philosophy and Popular Culture
TV Times
Work Project Module
War, Democracy and the Media
Remembrance, Memory and Memorials
Green Media
Radio Times
Independent Research Project
Pornography and Modern Culture
Body & Society
Response to Crime: The Justice Process
History of Sexuality
Sociology of the Individual
'Race', Ethnicity and Education
Education and The Sociological Imagination
Risk Society
Constructing Emotions: Social / Political Perspectives



Graduates of Media & Culture courses work in a wide range of careers to which communication skills are central, including marketing and public relations, publishing, media and journalism, business and industry, charities and public administration. Furthermore, in a ‘media society’, where an understanding of how to communicate is all-important, graduates of media and cultural studies courses now work in a wide range of other industries, and are involved in designing websites, writing publicity and press material, and running media training. With employment sectors including marketing, public relations, event management, teaching, business, and the public sector, it is perhaps unsurprising that 'Media Studies' is now identified as one of the top ten degree subjects for producing employable graduates.

A degree in Sociology is a gateway to many careers, especially jobs that involve managing and communicating with people, thinking out solutions to problems, and understanding the diverse society in which we live. Our graduates have an excellent employment record and have taken up a variety of careers, including careers in housing, the probation service, youth work, caring professions, social services, the police, business and personnel management, public relations, media, marketing, and teaching. In order to help you reflect, plan and work on your career and progression aspirations, Sociology provides a number of opportunities for you to discuss and develop them.

How to apply

Apply through UCAS

Media & Culture and Sociology BA (Hons) - LP33

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

How to apply

Part-time applications

If you would like to apply to study this course part time, please complete our online application form.

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