We live in an ever-changing, media-saturated world. From advertisements to political messages and marketing campaigns, every day we produce and consume thousands of messages.

Together these messages influence our understanding of ourselves and our relationships with others, and help us make sense of everyday events and experiences.

What will you learn? ×

This is an exciting programme of study which will allow you to create engaging media content for a variety of purposes. In a world dominated by filter bubbles and echo chambers, it’s now more important than ever to understand how the media works and how it can influence us and others.

You’ll gain the key creative skills and practical expertise to plan, create and reflect on the digital communications that are the lifeblood of contemporary society.

A distinctive combination of theory and practice will empower you to:

  • Understand what’s happening as you consume mass and social media – how these powerful industries influence, manipulate and inspire.
  • Build key critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Develop a wide-ranging knowledge of the production, meaning and consumption of contemporary media.
  • Gain practical skills across a range of digital media technologies, techniques and platforms.
  • Become a critically informed and highly reflexive media practitioner.
How will you learn? ×

You will master various digital media technologies and techniques. This may include: studio practice; audio-visual equipment; working with still and moving images; sound recording and mixing; textual production; blogging, contemporary social media; apps and adverts. You'll learn via:

  • Practice-based sessions.
  • Computer suite and media lab work.
  • Lectures and seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Problem-based learning.
  • Presentations and demonstrations.
  • Industry placements.
  • Studio-based work.
  • Virtual learning environments.
  • Screenings.
  • Group project meetings.
  • Independent study and research.
Develop more than skills and knowledge ×

Your UA92 degree goes far beyond the traditional academic experience.

UA92 provides you with more than just a degree, we aim to prepare you for life. Through the course you will study a series of subject modules but will also undertake our character and personal development curriculum, personal development coaching and industry experiences.

Our ambition is to take you on a personal development journey. It’s about discovering just how much you’re capable of, and graduating a better version of you. From leadership to resilience and effective team working, it’s all covered by our Character and Personal Development curriculum.

Technical skills you will master ×

You will have the opportunity to get to grips with commercial and open source software that might include:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, InDesign, Premier, and Lightbox.
  • Dreamweaver.
  • Audacity.
  • ProTools.
  • Virtual, mixed and augmented reality software.
When can I start? ×

You can start this course in September, November or January.

Study Level
Start Date(s)
Term dates information
Entry Year
2022/23 Entry
Also available in 2021/22 Entry
Course Duration
Study modes Information
Entry Requirements
104 UCAS Points
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Year 1 - Level 4 modules

  • Media, Technology and Culture
  • Communication Techniques and Creating Content
  • Media Production
  • Media and Public Relations

Year 2 - Level 5 modules

  • Politics, Power and Communication
  • Media Narratives
  • Audio and Video Production
  • Integrated Marketing Communication

Year 3 - Level 6 modules

  • Project
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Advanced Marketing and Communication Techniques
  • Media and Communication: Professional Practices


UCAS Points: 104

BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. 

BTEC Diploma: D*D. 

Pass Access Course: With 104 UCAS points.

A levels: BCC.

International Baccalaureate: 28 points with 14 from Higher Level Subjects.

IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5.

GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths and English or equivalent.


What do I need to pay for? 


If you decide to study away from home, your three biggest outgoings will be tuition fees, accommodation and living costs.

How much are tuition fees? 


The cost for UK undergraduate students at UA92 for September 2022 entry is £9,250 per academic year.

Most students choose to take out a student loan to cover this, paid directly to the institution.

How do I apply for a student loan? 


You can apply online from Student Finance England, www.gov.uk/student-finance

Applying is not dependent on an offer, so you can get a headstart on the process.

When do I pay this back? 


Not straight away. You won’t actually start paying the loan back until you’re working and earning over £26,575 - how much you pay depends on your salary.

Is there a loan for accommodation and living costs? 


Yes – eligible UK students can apply for a Maintenance Loan, again through Student Finance England, up to £8,700 a year to help with the costs of living. Repayment of this works in the same way as your tuition fees – they actually combine together into one sum. 

I’m an international student, how much are my fees? 


The cost for international students wanting to study at UA92 for September 2022 entry is £14,466*. You will be expected to pay a minimum of 50 percent upfront before your course begins.

*Fees are subject to annual change. 

Can I get advice or support during my time at UA92? 


Absolutely, we will have a Support Team on campus to help you with budgeting and financial advice to ensure you manage your money whilst studying with us. In addition, and as part of our Character and Personal Development curriculum, you’ll learn about financial planning to manage your finances in study and throughout your working life.


Students will regularly enjoy guest lectures and masterclasses, often from industry professionals currently working within the creative media industries. Student assignment work is regularly supported by advice from professional journalists, broadcasters and marketing experts. UA92 Journalism, Media and Communication students can expect enlightening visits to MediaCity, ITV News, sporting events and even a bespoke session with Gary Neville about his broadcasting career.

It is also hugely important to focus on the freelance and flexible nature of work in this sector, therefore working with respected freelance journalists and new marketing and design agencies will help you understand the exciting possibilities available in this sector.  Students will get to work closely with marketing, PR and advertising agency contacts to work on live briefs and will get the opportunity to present back to industry specialists who will critique their pitches.

Further partner connections are built through the Character and Personal Development modules, as students work on projects set by a range of partners and undertake placements which build on their subject discipline and give an insight into working across subject and industry boundaries.