BA (Hons) Mass Communications

About the Degree

In a world of digital journalism and communications, it has become increasingly important to merge traditional media techniques with modern digital publishing skills and technologies. 

This programme focuses on communication and media practice, encouraging you to be entrepreneurial and professional, with a diverse set of sought-after creative skills. Learn about multimedia, film, data visualization, app design and visual communication, among others enabling you to create and publish content across a broad range of formats.

You will have a whole range of opportunities, including exploring publishing and PR, examining the ethical and legal aspects of journalism, developing your voice as a writer, studying the context behind films, spending a life-changing year abroad or taking a year-long work placement.

What will I study?

The modules you will study include Introduction to Media Practices, Introduction to Media Communications, Global Media and Society, Introduction to Journalism, Journalism, Law and Ethics, Introduction to Film Criticism, Research Methods in Media Communications, The Publishing Industry, and Communication and Cultures.

Foundation Year

Module credits Compulsory/optional
Introduction to Mass-Com 1 30 credits Compulsory
English Intensive 30 credits Compulsory
Introduction to Mass-Com 2 30 credits Compulsory
English Standard 30 credits Compulsory

Level 4

Module credits Compulsory/optional
Introduction to Media Communications 15 credits Compulsory
Introduction to Journalism 15 credits Compulsory
Introduction to Film Criticism 15 credits Compulsory
Visual Communication 15 credits Compulsory
Digital Practice 15 credits Compulsory
Global Media and Society 15 credits Compulsory
Genre,Style, Stars 15 credits Compulsory
Journalisim Skills Multiplatform 15 credits Compulsory

Level 5

Module credits Compulsory/optional
Radio Journalism 15 credits Compulsory
Magazine Design 15 credits Compulsory
Research Methods in Media Communications 15 credits Compulsory
Video Feature 15 credits Compulsory
Journalism Skills: Features 15credits Compulsory
Film Production 15credits Compulsory
New Media Branding 15 credits Compulsory
US Cinemafrom studio era to digital 15 credits Compulsory

Level 6

Module credits Compulsory/optional
Careers in Campaigning 15 credits Compulsory
Corporate Communications 15 credits Optional
Media Project 30 credits Optional
TV Drama 15 credits Optional
Web Design for Publishing 30 credits Optional
Music, Celebrity, & Drama 15 credits Optional
digital journalism

Why choose this programme?

  • This course offers some exemptions from the professional examinations of the UK Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Access to UH’s StudyNet system, communicate with UH professors directly on portal
  • Experience lectures by leading academics and innovative industry specialists with years of hands-on experience in commercial accounting
  • Input from industry leaders add real-world skills to academic theory, giving you the competitive edge
  • Support for work-study placement, developing sought-after skills either in the UK or overseas
  • Opportunity to study abroad for one year to develop confidence, experience and practical language skills

What can I work as?

Graduates are prepared so that they can work in traditional and contemporary media, publishing, teaching and information management where their skills in analysis, communication and evaluation are highly valued.