Communication, Media and Culture at Oxford Brookes offers a wide range of modules, allowing you to select and explore those aspects of the field that most interest you. The modules that make up the programme are organised around the three key themes of communication, media and culture:
These modules address aspects of communication theory and practice, including interpersonal, persuasive, linguistic, organisational, institutional, corporate, business, management, marketing, branding, online, and other dimensions of communication.
These modules address aspects of media theory and practice, including questions of audiences, influence, propaganda, consumption, journalism, technologies, media production, video production, web design, publishing, civic engagement and more.
These modules cultivate a critical understanding of key aspects of contemporary culture, focusing on questions of identity, society, youth, gender, globalisation, popular culture, television and film, music, urban environments, religion, and more.
During your time studying on the course, you can choose to specialise in one or more of these themes, or you can select a range of modules
from across all three themes, depending on your interests.
All our modules are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework to ensure that they respond to developments in the subject area and the needs of employers. The list below is indicative of the range of modules that are currently available - they are subject to change. If you would like more information, please view our full module list.
- Understanding Communication (compulsory for single and combined honours)
- Understanding Culture (compulsory for single and combined honours)
- Understanding Media (compulsory for single honours)
- Investigating Communication, Media, and Culture (compulsory for single honours)
Years 2 and 3
- Analysing English Language
- Critical Linguistics
- Branded Communication
- Communication, Culture and Organisations (compulsory for single honours; alternative compulsory for combined honours)
- Design for Online Communication
- Forensic Linguistics
- Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching
- Persuasive Communication (compulsory for single honours; alternative compulsory for combined honours)
- Special Topics: Stylistics
- Subject to Discourse: Language and Literacies
- Audiences, Users and Producers (compulsory for single honours; alternative compulsory for combined honours)
- Children and the Media
- Citizen Journalism and Civic Engagement
- Critical Media Literacies
- Digital Media and Youth Identities
- Digital Product
- Film and Media Journalism
- Making News
- Publishing in the Digital Age
- Publishing Media Workflow
- TV News Production 1
- TV News Production 2
- Cities and Society
- Culture, Gender and Sexuality
- Cultures of Publishing
- Intercultural Communication
- Language, Culture and Globalisation
- Popular Music in Society
- Print and Society
- Science and Humanity
- Subject to Culture
- Writing Technologies
- Dissertation (compulsory for single honours)
- Independent Study in CMC
- Interdisciplinary Dissertation
- Research Methods (compulsory for single and combined honours)
- Special Topics in CMC
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year.
Studying abroad provides an amazing opportunity to add value to your studies by:
- increasing your employability within an international market
- building your confidence in adapting to new situations
- improving your knowledge of different cultures
- boosting your language skills.
While on exchange you will gain credits which count towards your degree.
We have more than 100 partner universities around the world. Funding is available through the Erasmus scheme, and also via some international programmes such as the Santander Student Awards.
Whilst on your year abroad your tuition fees are paid as they would be if you remained in the UK, either to Oxford Brookes via your Student Loan or directly to Oxford Brookes according to your preference.
You will be responsible for all other costs such as accommodation, purchasing your airfares, travel and health insurance and any requisite visas. Funding is available through the Erasmus scheme, and also via some international programmes such as the Santander Student Awards.
There is also a European work placement programme which gives you the chance to work abroad as part of your studies.
For more information, visit our pages on studying abroad and exchanges.
Free language courses for students - the Open Module
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:
- studying at a Brookes partner college
- studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.
We do not expect students to purchase any compulsory course books, as they are all available in the library. In addition we make sure that all our programming modules are taught using free software.