Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Media, Culture and Communication (Top-up)

General

Program Description

The study of media, culture, and communication is the exploration of the relationship between media, culture, and society. In a media-saturated culture, developing a critical awareness of media is crucial to our understanding of contemporary society.

Objectives

The programme has the following general objectives:

  • Familiarise students with a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the multidisciplinary field of media, cultural and communication studies;
  • Provide students with the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge in specific subject areas within this field, whilst maintaining breadth of study across it;
  • Develop students’ ability to undertake independent research in cultural studies and/or various aspects of the media;
  • Develop a critical awareness of ethical issues in a communications/journalism context;
  • Introduce students to a range of learning methods and methodological practices appropriate to the different subject areas;
  • Develop in students a high level of communication skills in the presentation of critical and creative ideas;
  • Offer students the opportunity to engage in the practice to a specialist level in up to one area of media production/practice.

Career Opportunities

This degree provides an excellent foundation for a wide range of careers in the media.

Possible sectors include:

  • Television
  • Radio
  • Digital Media
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Organisational Communications
  • Advertising

Preparing you for employment is at the heart of everything we do. Our aim is clear. It is to provide you with an outstanding platform so you can develop as a person and for your future career as a current student or a recent graduate.

Recent graduates from Sunderland have gained jobs with regional newspapers, public relations companies as well as international broadcasters.

Graduation

Students who have successfully completed all coursework and passed the examinations will receive the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Media, Culture, and Communication awarded by the University of Sunderland, UK.

Modules

  • Media Studies 2 (20 credits)
  • Cultural Theory and Popular Culture 2 (20 credits)
  • Advanced Public Relations (20 credits)
  • Media Ethics (20 credits)
  • Media Project (40 credits)

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 18 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:

  • Relevant Diploma from recognized polytechnics

OR

  • Other qualifications from professional institutes may be considered on a case-by-case basis

OR

  • MDIS Advanced Diploma in Mass Communications
Last updated September 2018

About the School

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two main subsidiaries: Management ... Read More

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), founded in 1956, is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two main subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd (MDIS Pte Ltd) to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy. Read less
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