The Media with Languages BA (Hons) combines London Metropolitan University’s world leading expertise in the media and media industries with career-focused study of languages.
Throughout the degree you’ll explore different forms of mass media and the relationship between production, distribution, reception and the construction of meaning in the media. You can choose to study a mixture of Arabic, Spanish and French modules as your foreign language through the integrated open language programme. These modules will give you a good grounding in your language(s) of choice, as well as the other core modules which will give you an understanding of media practices, history, audience and genre.
There are also work-related modules you can pursue in your second and third year of study, allowing you to gain contacts and work experience in the industry. Optional modules enable you to specialise in specific parts of the media or commercial industry and your final project will enable you to demonstrate your skills and expertise to employers.
The degree features hands-on practice based learning with our first-class media resources including video and television production, as well classroom based grounding in the media industries and corporate environments. You will learn how to operate a camera, budget a marketing campaign and manage a creative team.
The course also invites industry professionals to deliver specialist lectures. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend staff and student seminars where papers are delivered by a variety of specialists from media and academia.
You’ll be assessed through assessments, including coursework, reports, practice based work such as filming projects or poster presentation, and essays. There are a limited number of formal exams on the degree.
After the course
Students on this degree typically enter careers in media-related roles in the corporate and third sectors, including media relations work, public relations work, marketing work and media management roles. Students often pursue further study opportunities at master’s level specialising in either media or marketing roles.