The media today are in your pockets, on your bedside table and in your classrooms, unlike just in the living room a few years ago. The media today are an integral part of social and political revolutions and changes. From online pin-boards to photo and location tagging on Facebook, from long-trusted newspapers read in print to films discussed on YouTube – the media are now so much part of our lives that we take them for granted.
And that is why the media today are complex and need specialists who understand them inside out. At Leicester, we offer three undergraduate programmes studying different aspects of the media. Whatever degree you choose to do with us, we will ensure you are equipped to understand and work with the complex and changing media environment we have today.
BA Media and Communication
If you are looking for a media degree with provides you a broad social-scientific understanding of media and communication, then the BA in Media and Communication is for you! It is our longest running three-year, full-time, campus-based degree programme in which you will study about broad as well as specialised topics covering various kinds of media. Find out more>>
BA Media and Sociology
Are you looking for a joint degree which keeps you grounded in media studies but also lets you pursue Sociology? Then, the BA Media and Sociology is designed for you! It will enable you to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the key debates, concepts and methods that inform and underpin the study of the media and society. You will experience the learning environments of two departments as your teaching will be divided between the media and the sociology departments. Find out more>>
BA Film and Media
For the budding film-makers and film analysts out there who want a degree which provides the firm grounding of media studies with an equal footing in the study of film, we have a new joint degree in Film and Media Studies. The new BA Film and Media degree is taught jointly with the Department of History of Art and Film. Drawing on the expertise of staff in both Departments, this multidisciplinary course incorporates approaches from both the humanities and social sciences to study a broad range of film and other media. Find out more>>