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Explore cultural trends and the power of the media - from the internet, television, radio, popular music, cinema and many more

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    Broadcasting Place, City Campus

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In the past we have provided opportunities for Leeds-based volunteering or part-time work at regional TV, radio and press offices including the BBC, the Yorkshire Post, and commercial radio stations such as Capital FM and Real Radio.
Entry Requirements
104 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 104 points required. (Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies, must include at least a B in one subject).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:104 points required. (Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies, must include at least a B in one subject).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Ashleen Lavender

Careers

Ashleen Lavender
Design Assistant, CBeebies, BBC

BA (Hons) Media & Popular Culture (now Media, Communication, Cultures)

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“"My course gave me the knowledge and desire to succeed in my career. I studied all aspects of the media, but particularly enjoyed learning about children's television and how it can shape their personalities. Everything I've done since graduating, from working as a support assistant at a Leeds media centre to my role creating props and costumes for CBeebies, has been shaped by my degree."

MODULES & LEARNING

Interpreting New Media

Cultural Studies

Media Interactions

BBC Radio: Cultural Talk, Public Purposes

Cinematic Identities: Gender, Class & Race

Researching Television

Media: Past & Present / Where & When

Media Theory

Popular Music & the Moving Image

Media Professionals' Workshop

Researching Media & Culture

Comedy, Media, Diversity

Youth, Crime, Culture

Dissertation

New Media Geographies

Genre Bending, Genre Blending

Race, Culture,& Media

City Cultures

Sports Media

Global Perspectives

Popular Music, Dissenting Cultures

Lifestyle, Media, Identity

Media Celebrity & Film Stardom

In the past we have provided opportunities for Leeds-based volunteering or part-time work at regional TV, radio and press offices such as the BBC, the Yorkshire Post, and commercial radio stations including Capital FM and Real Radio.

This course develops your communication skills and brings you into direct contact with academics who have first hand experience of the creative industries.

You will focus on process and analysis, and your ability to demonstrate an understanding of those media, their context and the manner in which they are used.

Guest speakers and visits to the Bradford IMAX and Media Museum, independent cinemas in Leeds and events such as DocFest in Sheffield will enhance your understanding.
  • Leeds Beckett University
    Dr Dan Laughey Dr Dan Laughey
    Senior Lecturer

    You will explore the media in its widest sense and how it shapes the way we communicate and our social, political and cultural development. We encourage you to open your mind, follow your instincts and look at new areas with curiosity and interest.

    Dan's work on media and popular culture has an international reach – it has been published in the UK, US, France and India, as well as being translated into French, Turkish and Hebrew. He is a regular media commentator on the social and political significance of the media, popular culture, music, sport and celebrity culture, and has presented guest lectures in Montreal, Bangkok, Amsterdam and London to name just a few. Visit Dan's Media Theory Blog www.danlaughey.com for more.
  • BA (Hons) Media, Communication, Cultures Students

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FEES & FUNDING
Undergraduate tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are currently subject to approval and confirmation by the UK Government. Further details will be provided here in due course as soon as an announcement is made.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Educational visits - The cost for these trips covers travel, accommodation and subsistence. The price varies year by year and attendance is optional.

Study materials - We provide core materials during your studies and you may choose to purchase additional materials. This is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.

Facilities

  • Online resources and collections
    Online resources and collections

    Whether you want to analyse accounts of 17th-century criminal proceedings from the Old Bailey, sift through more than 355,000 works of English and American poetry, prose and drama or explore the world's largest archive of 20th-century popular culture, our Library's online resources provide easy access to a range of diverse collections.

  • Broadcasting Place
    Broadcasting Place

    Officially one of the world’s best tall buildings and a big talking point in Leeds, Broadcasting Place is home to our cultural studies and humanities courses. It offers a space for students to join an academic community that plays an active role in shaping contemporary debates about the future direction of those disciplines.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Broadcasting Place, City Campus

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An amazing place to spend your days

Broadcasting place is officially one of the world's best tall buildings (voted the world's 'Best Tall Building' in 2010 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) and is a big talking point in Leeds. Home to our arts, design, architecture and built environment courses, it provides students with creative and contemporary learning environments, is packed with the latest technology and is a focal point for new and innovative thinking in the city.

Need more convincing?
Next Undergraduate Open Day

If you are thinking of applying to Leeds Beckett attending an Open Day is the best way to find out more about us, your course and get a feel for life on campus.

Open Day Information
  • Campus Tours
    Our Campus Tours take place on Wednesday afternoons at 13:00* throughout the academic year.
  • Online Open Days
    Join us at our Online Open Days on the first Wednesday of the month.
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