Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Media Communication Cultures

You’ll build your CV as you work alongside practising media professionals to create the future of communications across multiple platforms in state-of-the-art learning spaces.

Media Communication Cultures

Course Overview

  • UCAS code

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

Engage with all forms of mass communication – the internet, social media, television, radio, popular music and cinema – on this dynamic course that critically explores cultural trends and media industries.

As part of your course you’ll:

  • Get hands-on to create photographic essays, blogs and podcasts
  • Design a talk programme for a radio station
  • Invent and pitch a lifestyle TV concept
  • Design and create an online game and form an anti-racism campaign group
  • Work with professionals from social media, marketing, TV and magazine production 
  • Graduate with a recognised degree and employable skills across all current and potential future media platforms

Career opportunities

You’ll open your mind to exciting new opportunities, allowing you to confidently pursue a career in almost any field, including:

  • Writing
  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Copywriting
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Research
  • Publishing

The Northern heart of culture and the arts

You’ll be offered unique opportunities to gain work experience with the media, cultural and creative industries in Leeds, such as museums, art galleries, theatres, film production companies and recording studios that surround the city centre campus. You may also get involved in many regional events; for example, the Harrogate Film Festival, the Ilkley Literature Festival or the Leeds West Indian Carnival.

Industry links
Take advantage of the special relationships we’ve developed with employers and cultural industries throughout the city and across the region. Students have completed placements in the editorial team at Hallmark Studios and with Peepal Tree Press – an internationally-renowned publisher based in the city.

You’ll have the chance to attend regular conferences, seminars and events organised by our Centre for Culture and the Arts, to collaborate with institutes and cultural organisations.

Why study Media Communication Cultures at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 96% of students on BA (Hons) Media Communication Cultures were positive about the way teaching staff explain things*
  2. Leeds Beckett University placed top 50 in the UK in Communication & Media Studies
    (The Times Higher Education, 2022)
  3. Leeds Beckett University placed top 50 in the UK for Media & Communication Studies (The Complete University Guide 2022)
  4. Applied Humanities practical module option and our guest lectures delivered by industry professionals will enable you to start building your experience
  5. 94.4% of graduates in work or further study 15 months after graduation**

*National Student Survey 2023
**Percentage of respondents from this course, HESA Graduate Outcomes 20-21