Media and Communications is one of the most popular degree types in the UK, with the varied practical and theoretical work at both undergraduate and postgraduate level providing a broad range of career paths upon completion.
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Many Media and Communications programmes split theoretical and practical work 50/50, with modules consisting of anything from audio manipulation, photo editing and TV and radio production to linguistics, cultural studies and screenwriting.
If you are interested in applying to study a media degree in the UK, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London or Manchester today.
Top Five UK Universities for Media Studies
1. London School of Economics
Ranked first in the UK and 3rd in the world, the London School of Economics Communications and Media department is renowned for its research and teaching excellence. Specialising in postgraduate taught and Doctoral research programmes, students will benefit from a diverse social scientific approach to media and communications.
LSE’s graduates continue to be in great demand and alumni from the University can be found in senior positions around the world.
- Course to consider: MSc Media and Communications
2. Goldsmiths, University of London
Goldsmiths Media and Communications department provides undergraduate, postgraduate and research study options in media, communications and cultural studies. Students are taught by industry professionals, and work placements are encouraged to build experience and a network of contacts.
Goldsmiths provide a welcoming and broadminded environment for studying in London. Your time at the University will encourage you to engage with the world around you and inspire you to think big.
- Course to consider: BA (Hons) Media & Communications
3. Cardiff University
The School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University combines a long-standing record of excellence in teaching and training with outstanding research; in 2014, 89% of Cardiff research was classed as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework.
Cardiff University is ranked in the top 170 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2021. Combining a prestigious and traditional heritage with modern facilities, the University is a proud member of the elite Russell Group of Britain’s 24 leading research universities.
- Course to consider: Media, Journalism and Culture (BA)
4. King's College London
The Arts, Culture and Media department at King's College London is ranked 4th in the UK and 25th in the world and offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to international media students, including programmes in film, visual arts, theatre, performance, music, digital humanities and culture and media.
King’si sthe most central university in London, including four Thames-side campuses within a single square mile and one located in south London.
- Courses to consider: Digital Culture BA
5. University of Leeds
Formed in 1988, the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds is one of the top departments in the country for the study of communication, media and culture.
Leeds single-site campus is located in the heart of a vibrant, affordable and student-friendly city. The University is the first choice for more than 33,000 students from over 150 different countries and offer an exciting choice of over 500 undergraduate and 300 postgraduate courses.
- Courses to consider: BA Film, Photography and Media
Study Media in the UK
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