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Communication, Media and Culture
On our Communication, Media and Culture degree you'll study the media and creative and cultural industries - examining areas like audiences, industry practices and how they connect to our wider culture.
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 you'll gain the key 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 home to world-leading broadcast, publishing and PR organisations.
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Please note tuition fees for Home 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 students at the maximum permitted level.
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Learning and assessment
On this course, you’ll explore concepts, ideas and practical skills needed for careers in communications, the media and culture.
In your first year, you’ll gain a key understanding of communications, digital culture and the media. You’ll also develop your critical, analytical and specialist writing skills.
In your second year, you’ll be able to focus on areas that interest you like power dynamics in society or gender and race in the media. You can also develop practical expertise by building a website, or filming and broadcasting a news bulletin.
In your final year, you can focus on what you really care about, including your dissertation subject. You’ll also be able to gain applicable experience in areas like branding, journalism and podcasting.
You’ll be taught by tutors who have extensive experience in the national media and local government. You'll also hear from and meet media and communication industry professionals like:
- Independent TV producers
- International News reporters
- Brand marketing professionals
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Oxford Brookes. 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 is so interesting – you get to question society, communications and how the media has influenced them over time"Read more about Annika
"Communication, Media and Culture really interested me as I could learn about areas like public relations and the media"Read more about Harry
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.
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