Communication and Media Studies BSc

What is the social and cultural impact of media communications in today’s world? How do communication and information media actually work and what are their importance to our society?

Course details

On this course you’ll have the chance to make your own films in groups. You’ll develop your skills in our media services suite which has industry-standard facilities.
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9250   per year
  • Location: London campus

Brunel University London

Course overview

This course enjoys a very close relationship with sociology at Brunel and combines the theoretical elements of sociology with the practical elements of media studies. You’ll focus on all aspects of society: its personal, social and cultural dimensions.

Studying communications and media at Brunel is not just limited to the classroom. You’ll have the opportunity to broaden your mind by going on field trips and joining film sessions, where you’ll learn about cameras lighting and editing. You’ll be able to attend optional company visits, for example IMG studios, where you’ll receive a tour of the studios.


Entry requirements

GCE A-level BBC.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM with an A-Level at grade C.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D with A-Levels grade BC.

International Baccalaureate Diploma 29 points. GCSE English equivalent SL 5 or HL 4 and Mathematics SL 4 or HL 4.

Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level.

T levels : Merit overall


You’ll have acquired knowledge in understanding traditional and new information and communications technologies and processes. Many of our students choose to pursue a career in marketing, events and production co-ordination, research and buying in the media industries, PR and journalism. You may choose to pursue a career in research and production for a video or television company. With the transferable skills gained on this course, there will be a variety of careers available to you.


Throughout your degree you’ll be encouraged to link together theoretical and practical parts of the course as you engage in a broad-ranging sociological study of the contemporary media. From Year 2 you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in areas of particular interest to you. In your final year you can choose between a written dissertation and producing a short film with a written element.
  • SO1702 – Becoming an Independent Learner: Culture and Society (Skills I)
  • SO1705 – Becoming a Critical Scholar: Identity and Power (Skills II)
  • SO1704 – Exploring Identity and Power
  • SO1700 – Making Sense of Culture and Society (Issues I)
  • SO1703 – Me, You or Us? Analysing Identity and Power (Issues II)
  • CO1601 – Key Ideas in Media
  • CO1600 – Media Production I: Non-Fiction
  • SO1701 – Researching Culture and Society
  • CO2030 – Global Communication
  • CO2601 – Media Production II: Fiction
  • CO2028 – Research in Practice
  • CO2602 – Social Media and Networked Cultures


  • SO2605 – Apocalypse! Crisis and Society
  • SO2606 – Bodies and Society
  • CO2603 – Creative Industries, Fashion and Culture
  • SO2604 – Visual Cultures
  • CO3601 – Communication and Media Studies Dissertation (Practice)
  • CO3604 – Communication and Media Studies Dissertation


  • CO3602 – Comedy, the Media and Society
  • CO3603 – Changing Audiences
  • SO3603 – Beyond Human
  • SO3604 – Global Cities: Spaces and Culture
  • SO3612 – Gender Sexuality and Feminism
  • SO3610 – Racism, Identity and Difference