University of Gloucestershire
Communications and Media BA (Hons)
University of Gloucestershire

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in Media Studies

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Media Studies at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19000 £19500 £23000
25-75 percentile range £14000 - £24000 £15500 - £23500 £17500 - £30000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Media Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20013 £19297 £23262
25-75 percentile range £17972 - £23044 £15218 - £24297 £17814 - £29255

Course Description

Why Communications and Media? On our Communications and Media degree you’ll learn digital production skills, including video, photography and web design. You’ll also be taught how to create effective social media campaigns, along with other key skills a communications and media professional needs, such as copywriting and strategic planning. You’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Our media centre includes professional-standard film, TV, music and news studios, along with editing suites and production galleries. You’ll have the chance to experiment with new technologies such as 360 cameras, virtual and augmented reality equipment and green screen studios. By graduation you’ll have built the knowledge, skills, experience and contacts needed to succeed in the world of communications and media.

The course is taught by communications specialists, journalists and media practitioners. This means you’ll benefit not only from your tutors’ wealth of knowledge but also from their extensive network of industry connections. There’ll be opportunities to gain real experience on work placements and to be inspired in guest lectures and workshops. In previous years, visitors to the Media School have included experts from the likes of Google, Marie Claire, 'Top Gear' and 'Empire' magazines, the BBC, ITV and a number of communications and PR agencies.

Why University of Gloucestershire? We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community of over 10,000 students and staff paired with a wide variety of courses means you will have the best of both worlds – a diverse community of sports clubs, societies and activities while also benefiting from specialist lecturers who value you as an individual.

Who Cares? We do. We care about our students and the planet. We listened to what our students value most, turning our prospectus digital and providing opportunities for them to protect the planet and move on to study in an environment that works hard to support future generations. As a result, we’re proud that the University of Gloucestershire has been judged the UK’s most sustainable university.

Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the dynamic county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.

After the course Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 92% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2021 and based on 2018/19 leavers.

Experience an open day Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus.

To find out more information about this course, visit, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Communications and Media, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Communications and Media BA (Hons) at University of Gloucestershire

20% Elementary occupations
15% Artistic, literary and media occupations
15% Sales occupations
10% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
10% Administrative occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Media Professionals
0% Information Technology Professionals
0% Teaching Professionals
0% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Media Studies

Qualification requirements

Grade C/4 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.0
    • All Degrees

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us. Please see the full details of entry requirements in your

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Communications and Media, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Communications and Media BA (Hons)

EU £14700 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £14700 year 1
EU £15000 year 1
International £15000 year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at:

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Gloucestershire in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Gloucestershire in related subject specific rankings.

Journalism & Media Studies

    • #39 
    • #47 
    Communication & Media Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 10 university rankings of University of Gloucestershire

About University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucester is a university with three campuses, located in Gloucester, England. Two of the campuses are based in Cheltenham, and the other one in Gloucester itself. The Park and Francis Close Hall belong to Cheltenham, while Oxstalls is the name of the Gloucester campus. Each location is used for distinct functions that the university carries out.

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Where is this programme taught

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