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Communication, Media and Culture
On our Communication, Media and Culture degree you'll study the forces that shape the media and creative and cultural industries.
The course is structured around the three key themes of communication, media and culture. You can focus on one theme, or on all three, according to your interests and career ambitions.
Our teaching staff use a mix of theoretical and practical work. You'll learn the principles of communication across a range of media and cultural contexts. And gain the specialist analytic and creative skills for your future career.
You'll build a portfolio of skills to keep up with the changing nature of the industry. And learn how to:
- exchange information
- understand audience needs
- create personal and business relationships over a variety of communication technologies and media platforms.
Oxford has many cultural institutions, and a flourishing new media industry. It is also one of the world's leading centres for publishing.
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Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
Communication, Media and Culture at Oxford Brookes offers a wide range of modules, allowing you to select what most interests you.
These modules explore communication theory and practice, including:
- online and more.
You’ll explore media theory and practice, including:
- questions of audiences
- media production
- video production
- web design
- civic engagement and more.
You’ll understand key aspects of contemporary culture, including:
- focusing on questions of identity
- popular culture
- television and film
- urban environments
- religion and more.
- Lectures and seminars
- Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.)
Learning and teaching percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.
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. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
Employers really value graduates who can assimilate information, communicate with clarity and empathy, and work as part of a team. You will develop and refine these skills and also gain the specialist knowledge you need to compete in today’s job market.
This course will prepare you for a variety of careers such as the new media, branding, marketing and advertising companies, public relations consultancies, journalism, media broadcasting, information and communication agencies, film production, education, publishing, fundraising, the civil and diplomatic service, and international organisations.
"The course has provided me with an excellent understanding of the three themes of communication, media and culture, and how they relate to each other. It’s given me the opportunity to explore a range of theories and ideas from the three themes, while at the same time I’ve been able to specialise in the field which best suits my interests and career ambitions"Read more about Cornelia
"The Communication, Media and Culture degree has inspired me to pursue journalism and particular modules have enabled me to consider citizen journalism"Read more about Matthew
"It was important to me that I could tailor my degree to my interests, in order to get the most out of my time studying. The opportunity to study Politics combined with Communication, Media and Culture was not offered at many other universities"Read more about Philly
Free language courses
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.
Information from Unistats
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.