University of Westminster
Digital Media BA (Hons)
University of Westminster

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The University of Westminster is a pioneer in media education, introducing the first Media Studies degree to the UK. Our expert knowledge and ties to industry have inspired the new Digital Media BA, designed to prepare you for the media roles of the future.

Our Digital Media course will show you how to create and share your message professionally across any digital platform so you can truly connect with your audience. The course is flexible, giving you the time and space to explore different aspects of digital media. All students gain skills in content creation, digital media production, storytelling, and research, alongside a critical appreciation of the role of media in society. Students then build on these practical skills and conceptual insights by choosing a specialism which reflects their interests and aspirations.

At the end of the first year, you will be able to choose from pathways in Media Production, Communication, Public Relations and Advertising, and Journalism. You will have the opportunity to learn from industry professionals throughout the course and can benefit from our industry links by opting to complete a work placement year. Alternatively, you might decide to expand your educational experience by studying aboard between Years 2 and 3. You will also have access to our award-winning Careers and Employability Service with its network of over 3,000 employers.

This up-to-date blend of skills and knowledge will equip you to work successfully in a wide range of sectors and professions in digital media and beyond. Whether you want to work for a leading multinational, a start-up, a media outlet, the public sector or to launch your own company, this course will give you the broad expertise alongside the specialist knowledge you need, both when you enter the job market and into the future.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 12 graduates of Digital Media BA (Hons) at University of Westminster for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Digital Media.

Overall student satisfaction
75 /100
12 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Digital Media BA (Hons) at University of Westminster

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Digital Media BA (Hons) 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 £21000 £21500 £26500
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £24000 £15500 - £27500 £19500 - £33000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Digital Media

  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

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Digital 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

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

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

Example below based on all graduates of Digital Media BA (Hons) at University of Westminster

35% Artistic, literary and media occupations
10% Elementary occupations
10% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Sales occupations
5% Media Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
0% Teaching Professionals
0% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

104 to 120 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course

104 to 120 UCAS Tariff points to include grade 4 in Higher Level English and pass in Maths standard level

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and speaking
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Digital Media, BA (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Digital Media BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £14400 year 1
International £14400 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

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 26, 2023

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 Westminster in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Westminster in related subject specific rankings.

Journalism & Media Studies

    • #28 
    • #34 
    Communication & Media Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #10 
    Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #47 
    • #301 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]

See all university rankings of University of Westminster

What students say about studying Digital Media in the UK?

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  • a week in my life as a digital media student
  • DAY IN THE LIFE OF A UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD DIGITAL MEDIA STUDENT
  • Year in the life of a Creative and Digital Media Student
  • Day In The Life Digital Media Student | Coventry University

About University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is a publicly funded research university located in London, England. Beginning its existence as a polytechnic institute in 1838, it only became an officially recognized university much later, in 1992. Westminster’s primary campus can be found on Regent Street of central London, with its secondary campuses being in the districts of Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Harrow.

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Where is this programme taught

Harrow Campus
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Main Site - 115 New Cavendish Street
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