Study Media and Communication with us and you will learn practical skills to equip you for an exciting career in the media, marketing or related fields, as well as transferable skills which are valued by employers and open up a range of wider career opportunities.
The foundation year gives you an exciting introduction to higher education, exploring the humanities and social sciences before progressing to the full degree programme. It’s ideal if you need a little more support after further education or if you are returning to education after a gap.
You will have the chance to explore radio and video production, digital and social media, journalism, public relations, branding, marketing and more, learning from experienced industry professionals and leading academics.
A work placement will give you first-hand experience of media and communication, and you will have the option of studying a semester abroad in Hong Kong, Singapore or the USA.
WHY MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR AT SWANSEA?
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Media and Communication at Swansea is ranked:
- 8th in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2017
- 11th in the Guardian University Guide 2018
More than 85% of our students in this subject area achieved a good honours degree (1st class or 2.1) in 2016/17.
You will have the chance to attend workshops and seminars run by guest speakers as part of the course.
YOUR MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EXPERIENCE
During your foundation year, you will explore what it means to be human – studying a range of humanities and social science topics to introduce you to university-level study.
You will start the degree course in your second year, when we offer a varied and flexible programme, so you can shape your course to match your career goals as well as developing your own interests.
You can choose topics including creative media practice, radio and video production, digital and social media, journalism, public relations including strategy, branding and marketing, media theory, media law and film.
A work placement and the opportunity to spend a semester overseas will both enhance your student experience and career prospects.
You will have an academic mentor for any support you need, and there is the chance to study some modules through the medium of Welsh.
MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
91% of graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2015).
Our Media and Communication Graduates are truly international and are employed around the world. They have careers in:
- public relations and marketing
- digital marketing
- TV and radio