Media and Communication Studies Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Canterbury Christ Church University 71% 0% 10% £9250 £14500 112 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 71% 0% 10% £9250 £14500 112 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 71% 2% 8% £9250 £14500 109 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 71% 0% 10% £9250 £14500 113 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 75% 5% 7% £9250 £14560 131 London On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London 72% 3% 11% £9250 £14560 104 London On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 90% 5% 20% £9250 £14500 105 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 100% 2% 15% £9250 £22500 119 Brighton On campus Full-time
University of West London 91% 5% 17% £9250 £13250 91 Ealing On campus Full-time
University of West London 91% 5% 17% £9250 £13250 91 Ealing On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 73% 2% 11% £9250 £14500 104 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 72% 4% 7% £9250 £18500 140 Brighton On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 71% 5% 15% £9250 £14500 110 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 90% 5% 20% £9250 £14500 105 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Portsmouth 83% 10% 10% £9250 £16200 120 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 82% 5% 0% £9250 £20000 135 Nottingham On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 93% 10% 0% £9250 £20000 134 Nottingham On campus Full-time
University of Essex 93% 10% 0% £9250 £16850 134 Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Essex 93% 10% 0% £9250 £16850 134 Colchester On campus Full-time
University of Essex 93% 10% 0% £9250 £16050 134 Colchester On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 77% 0% 5% £9250 £20000 137 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Teesside University 77% 0% 5% £5900 £13000 137 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 71% 0% 10% £9250 £14500 112 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 71% 0% 10% £9250 £14500 104 Canterbury On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 93% 10% 0% £9250 £20000 134 Nottingham On campus Full-time
The London School of Economics and Political Science 93% 10% 0% £23520 £23520 134 London On campus Full-time
Brunel University 93% 10% 0% £9650 £17875 134 Uxbridge On campus Full-time
University of Leicester 93% 10% 0% £8250 £19000 134 Leicester On campus Full-time
University of Bedfordshire 93% 10% 0% £8250 £13275 134 Luton On campus Full-time
City University London 93% 10% 0% £5410 £8660 134 London On campus Part-time
University of Huddersfield 93% 10% 0% £2362 £5000 134 Huddersfield On campus Part-time
Loughborough University of Technology 93% 10% 0% - £18100 134 Loughborough On campus Part-time
Brunel University 58% 0% 15% £9250 £17875 109 Uxbridge On campus Full-time
Brunel University 58% 0% 0% £9250 £17355 113 Uxbridge On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 71% 0% 20% £9250 £14500 106 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 71% 0% 20% £9250 £14500 106 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Hull 63% 0% 30% £9250 £14800 129 Hull On campus Full-time
University of West London 91% 5% 35% £9250 £13250 91 Ealing On campus Full-time
University of East Anglia 70% 0% 7% £9250 £17100 £18000 121 Norwich On campus Full-time
Edinburgh Napier University 87% 5% 0% £9250 £14170 141 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Portsmouth 61% 15% 5% £9250 £16200 109 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
University of Huddersfield 76% 10% 13% £9250 £15000 105 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Queen Margaret University 79% 5% 10% £9250 £7000 159 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Edinburgh Napier University 87% 5% 0% £9250 £14170 141 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
University of Hull 63% 0% 30% £9250 £14800 129 Hull On campus Full-time
University of Lincoln 50% 4% 10% £9250 £15900 110 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 71% 0% 2% £9000 £18700 136 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 71% 0% 10% £9250 £14500 112 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of West London 91% 5% 35% £9250 £13250 91 Ealing On campus Full-time
University of Brighton 73% 0% 13% £9250 £13842 98 Brighton On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 71% 0% 10% £9250 £14500 112 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University 58% 5% 0% £9000 £14300 107 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Edinburgh Napier University 87% 5% 1% £9250 £14170 132 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Northumbria University 67% - 9% - - 114 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Northumbria University 67% - 9% - - 114 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Bangor University 86% 5% 10% £9000 - 130 Bangor On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 86% 5% 10% - - 130 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Kent 75% 5% 7% - - 131 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University of Leicester 65% 5% 5% - - 140 Leicester On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 60% - 8% - - 118 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Chester 52% 0% 10% £9250 - 124 Chester On campus Full-time
The University of Winchester 72% 3% 11% £9250 - 104 Winchester On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 60% - 8% - - 118 Manchester On campus Full-time
Bangor University 71% 0% 10% £9000 - 129 Bangor On campus Full-time
Bangor University 54% 5% 10% £9000 - 133 Bangor On campus Full-time
Bangor University 66% 5% 0% £9000 - 126 Bangor On campus Full-time
Goldsmiths, University of London 90% 5% 20% - - 105 London On campus Full-time
Bangor University 54% 5% 10% £9000 - 133 Bangor On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 54% 5% 10% - - 133 Brighton On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 54% 5% 10% - - 133 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Swansea University 92% 10% 8% - - 128 Swansea On campus Full-time
Swansea University 92% 10% 8% - - 128 Swansea On campus Full-time
Bangor University 54% 5% 10% £9000 - 133 Bangor On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 58% - 10% - - 125 Manchester On campus Full-time
Manchester Metropolitan University 58% - 10% - - 125 Manchester On campus Full-time
The London School of Economics and Political Science 93% 10% 0% - - 134 London On campus Part-time
Sheffield Hallam University 93% 10% 0% - - 134 Sheffield On campus Part-time
Goldsmiths, University of London 93% 10% 0% - - 134 London On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 93% 10% 0% - - 134 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 93% 10% 0% - - 134 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 93% 10% 0% - - 134 Brighton On campus Part-time
University of Sussex 93% 10% 0% - - 134 Brighton On campus Part-time
London Metropolitan University 59% - 17% £9250 £15576 79 London On campus Full-time
London Metropolitan University 59% - 17% £2310 £3894 79 London On campus Part-time
University of Surrey 76% 0% 0% - - 129 Guildford On campus Full-time
Teesside University 65% - 0% £9250 £13000 116 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
University Academy 92 - - - £11100 £21699 107 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Sunderland - - - £6935 - 107 Sunderland On campus Part-time
Goldsmiths, University of London 46% - 5% - - 129 London On campus Full-time
The University of Buckingham - - - £34848 £55638 - Buckingham On campus Full-time
Northumbria University 67% - 9% - - 114 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 63% - 15% £9250 £14500 105 London On campus Full-time
Cardiff Metropolitan University - - - £9000 £13000 - Cardiff On campus Full-time
Northumbria University 67% - 9% - - 114 Newcastle On campus Full-time
The University of Buckingham - - - £25344 £40464 - Buckingham On campus Full-time
University Academy 92 - - - £9250 £14466 107 Manchester On campus Full-time
University Academy 92 - - - £11100 £21699 107 Manchester On campus Full-time
Teesside University 65% - 0% £9250 £13000 116 Middlesbrough On campus Full-time
Bangor University 54% 5% 10% £9000 - 133 Bangor On campus Full-time
University of Roehampton 64% - 14% £9250 £13145 94 Roehampton On campus Full-time
University of Kent 75% 4% 6% - - 130 Canterbury On campus Full-time
University Academy 92 - - - £9250 £14466 107 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Buckingham - - - £25344 £40464 - Buckingham On campus Full-time
Northumbria University 67% - 9% - - 114 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Canterbury Christ Church University 45% 0% 10% - - 103 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Richmond, The American International University in London 80% - 20% £9250 £14750 70 Richmond On campus Full-time
Bangor University 54% 5% 10% £9000 - 133 Bangor On campus Full-time
University of Kent 75% 4% 6% - - 130 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Coventry University 74% 0% 6% - - 105 Coventry On campus Full-time
Regent's University London - - 10% £18500 £18500 - London On campus Full-time
University of Roehampton 64% - 14% £9250 £13145 94 Roehampton On campus Full-time
Richmond, The American International University in London 80% - 20% £9250 £14750 70 Richmond On campus Full-time
University of Hertfordshire 68% - 10% - - 104 Hatfield On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 76% 5% 5% - - 127 Leeds On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 58% - 3% £9250 £20000 134 Nottingham On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
68 /100
23855 students of Media and Communication Studies in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

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Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Media and Communication Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20007 £18709 £22208
25-75 percentile range £17011 - £23011 £14134 - £23652 £16798 - £28227

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19687 £18488 £22365
25-75 percentile range £17269 - £22589 £14234 - £23272 £17347 - £27738

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Media and Communication Studies

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Media and Communication Studies who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Media and Communication Studies

  • Communications Agencies
  • Civil Service
  • Further and Higher Education Institutions
  • Local Government
  • Marketing Organisations
  • Media Companies
  • Newspaper Industry
  • PR Consultancies
  • Publishing Companies
  • TV and Radio Companies

Specialisations within Media and Communication Studies

  • Performance Studies
  • Mass Communication and Media Literacy
  • Electronic and Digital Media Production
  • Public Relations
  • Game Development

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Media and Communication Studies who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Media and Communication Studies (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Media and Communication Studies at Anglia Ruskin University

25% Artistic, literary and media occupations
15% Sales occupations
10% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Elementary occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Administrative occupations
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Media and Communication Studies

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Media and Communication Studies studies:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BA/BSc (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Philosophy (Research) - MPhil (Res)
  • Master of Research - MRes

The median salary of graduates of Media and Communication Studies was £20007 15 months after graduation, £18709 3 years after graduation and £22208 5 years after graduation.

English and Media Studies at University of Sussex received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 12 respondents.