Media BA (Hons)

Media Degree

1. Overview

Our Media Degree will enable you to build an impressive portfolio of skills in media production, as well as key transferable communication skills.

Both theoretical and practical aspects of the audio-visual industries are incorporated to prepare you for careers in a variety of areas including radio and TV broadcasting, film production, interactive media, online content creation and development, commercials, and corporate production.

You will benefit from strong links with industry and have the opportunity to work closely with relevant media companies including the BBC, STV and local radio stations. The placement offers an exciting opportunity to gain practical experience in an area of individual choice within the media industries. There is a great deal of practitioner input to the course, incorporating a range of guest speakers and live client projects.

Facilities

With our purpose-built facilities, including state-of-the-art lecture theatres, teaching labs, IT facilities and TV and radio studios, you will be taught in a true-to-life environment that will develop both your professional and creative skills

2. What you will study

3. Entry requirements

SQA Higher: BBCC including English at Grade B.

GCE A Level: CCC including English

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: B2B2C1C1 including English at Grade B2.

IB Diploma: 26 to include Higher Level English at Grade 5.

Alternative Qualifications: Overseas qualifications and access programmes will be considered on an individual basis. Applications are welcomed from students with alternative qualifications and relevant work experience.

Degree Link Programme: A relevant HNC from one of our partner FE Colleges may be considered for year 2 entry. A relevant HND from one of our partner FE Colleges may be considered for year 3 entry.

* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

English language requirements
for those whose first language is not English.

4. Placements and accreditations

Placement

The six-week industrial placement in year 3 provides you with the opportunity to gain practical experience in an area of your choice within the media industries. This is an invaluable opportunity to gain practical experience and establish links with potential employers. Links exist with a range of media organisations and include television and radio broadcasting companies, as well as magazine and newspaper publishers. You may also be placed in promotional and marketing roles, or within web design companies.

Study Abroad

The course also offers the opportunity to undertake an international study exchange. 

5. Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:

Scholarships

6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2014/2015

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £10,500 per academic year

For Academic Year 2013/2014

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,900 per academic year

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students

Full-time

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

Full-time

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,500 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,250 per academic year

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

7. How to apply

All applications should be made through UCAS. You must apply online at www.ucas.com/students/apply.

Once you register and create your username and password you are guided through the process of applying. After submission, log in to your UCAS Track account and you can see the progress of your application, view and respond to your offers.

8. Prospects

The media industry encompasses a wide range of careers and is expanding further with the growth of digital media. Possible careers are in areas such as radio and TV, animation, digital media, commercials, interactive media, corporate production and photo imaging.

Job titles include that of television and radio researcher, web designer, advertising executive, producer, presenter, journalist, writer and social media marketing officer.

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BA (Hons)
UCAS Code
P300
Start date
September 2014
Course length
4 years
Mode of Attendance
Full-time
Academic school
Aberdeen Business School
Teaching locations
Garthdee
More information:
Undergraduate Admissions (01224) 262728

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  1. Student project success with Aberdeen Airport

    "I would happily recommend all organisations to get involved with RGU, realising tangible benefits for their business.”

    Derek Provan, MD of Aberdeen Airport Media BA (Hons)


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