Effectively share
their messages
with people.

Organizations all around the world need experienced communicators to effectively share their messages with people. Mass communications is a programme full of opportunities in a variety of careers, from advertising and broadcasting to public relations, visual communications, journalism, and publishing, all focused on understanding how media works and affects us.

GAF students graduate with a degree from the University of Hertfordshire, directly from the UK campus.

Having a UH degree comes with several benefits

• Global Reputation as one of the top 200 universities under 50 in the world
• Global Employability with 96.5% of UH graduates is hired or in further studies within 6 months after graduation
• Access to major work opportunities through UH connections in various industries

GAF students are officially registered at the UK University campus with full access to all on-line resources and can attend the graduation ceremony in the UK.

Our degrees and lesson plans are approved by the University of Hertfordshire. For certain programmes, GAF students may be able to meet some requirements for career-specific certifications in the UK.

Our programmes are accredited by

• General Pharmaceutical Council of England
• UK Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
• Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
• UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
• UK Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
• UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

All students have the ability to apply for a study year at the UH UK campus, just 25 minutes outside of London.

With a world-class infrastructure and a cutting-edge modern campus, the University of Hertfordshire is uniquely designed to provide learning, research and social spaces for all students aiming to offer a balanced college experience that goes beyond study and extends to be an inspiring community experience.

With students enrolled from nearly 90 different countries, UH is dedicated to ensuring an inclusive university culture that respects everyone from all backgrounds.

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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.

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

Progression Requirements: From IFP to Level 4

Students are expected to demonstrate a satisfactory progress toward completion of their major degree; accordingly, they must satisfy the following requirements in the International Foundation Program (IFP) to progress to Level 4.

• Achieve a grade of 40% or more in all modules.

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 Communications 30 credits Compulsory
Intensive English for Academic Study 1 / Standard English for Academic study 1 30 credits Compulsory
Media Practice 30 credits Compulsory
Intensive English for Academic Study 2/ Standard 2 + Project 30 credits Compulsory
Level Four
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 Media Practice 15 credits Compulsory
Global Media and Society 15 credits Compulsory
Genre, Style and Stars 15 credits Compulsory
Journalisim Skills Multiplatform 15 credits Compulsory
Level Five
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 Cinema from Studio Era to Digital Age 15 credits Compulsory
Level Six
Module credits Compulsory/optional
Careers in Campaigning 15 credits Compulsory
Corporate Communications 15 credits Optional
Professional Media Practice Project 30 credits Optional
TV Drama 15 credits Optional
Web Design for Publishing 30 credits Optional
Music, Celebrity and Media 15 credits Optional

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.