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BA (Hons) Media and Communication


This programme is one of the most highly regarded of its kind in Scotland. Covering press, broadcasting and online, it will equip you for a successful career in the media or related industries, such as advertising or public relations.

We take a broad-based approach to the study of broadcasting, the press, cinema and the internet, examining the role and impact of media in society and how media industries are organised. You’ll learn to be reflective in your thinking, while working intelligently, responsibly and ethically.

Using industry-standard equipment you will develop radio and TV production skills in our state-of-the-art multimedia suite along with creative advertising and public relations skills in real world scenarios. We’ll help you to learn to think creatively, analyse and evaluate content to produce innovative professional material across a range of platforms.

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years (full-time)
Starting Date: September
Tuition Fee: £11,500 / year (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

GCU takes full advantage of Glasgow’s reputation as a media city. We have strong links with a wide range of media organisations, with fantastic opportunities for placements and experiences to network and enhance your future career prospects.

This programme offers Erasmus+ funded exchange and non- European exchange opportunities.

Career Opportunities

Graduates opt for further study or careers in the creative industries. Film and TV production roles are popular with recent alumni working for BBC Scotland, STV, Matchlight Productions and Syco Entertainment. Public relations is also a popular career destination, with final year students recently accepting jobs at Mazda and The Scottish Government even before summer graduation.

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The reputation of the programme and its balance of creative, technical and business skills attracted me to it.

Mima Pibemik,

BA (Hons) Media and Communication Student 

Course Contents

  • Broadcast and Online Production 1

  • Media Analysis 1

  • Media Industries 1

  • The Business of Sociology and Workplace Culture and Behaviour

  • Media Industries 2

  • Broadcast and Online Production 2

  • Introduction to PR

  • Feature Writing 

  • Magazine Journalism 

  • The Business of Music

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