Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Media, Culture and CommunicationAwarded by: University of Sunderland, UK

Why study Media, Culture and Communication studies?

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.

Programme Objective

  • 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 language studies
  • Develop students’ knowledge and skills in aspects of discourse analysis
  • 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 practice to a specialist level in up to one area of media production/practice

Why University of Sunderland, UK

  • Sunderland has been providing higher education in the city since 1901, and they are an innovative, forward-thinking university with high standards of teaching, research and support.
  • Our teaching is enriched by cutting-edge research. We host the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise, 25% of our research was rated ‘world-leading’ and 38% ‘internationally excellent’.
  • Shortlisted for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts (Times Higher Education Awards 2014)
  • Ranked 11th in the UK for Media and Film Studies by The Guardian University Guide 2017

Student Testimonial

“The lecturers, Dr Catherine Tay and Dr Beverly Yuen, know their work well. Their lessons are interesting and include many personal experiences.
“The lecturers also know how to motivate us, and they treat us as colleagues and not students.

Mr. Muhammad Haziq Abdul Wahah
MDIS Student 2017
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Media, Culture and Communication (Top-up)

Extracted from The New Paper Special Go Guide - Adult Learners (17 May 2017)
To read more:  https://www.mdis.edu.sg/mastering-the-art-of-damage-control

Graduation

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

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.

Progression

Programme Modules

Year 1
Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies
Media Histories
Introduction to Digital Media Cultures
The Making of Popular Culture
Introduction to PR Theory and Practice 1
Digital Fictional Film 1

Year 2
Media Studies 1
Cultural Theory and Popular Culture 1
Video Documentary Production
Practical PR, Strategy & Theory
Digital Fictional Film 2
Developing Your Media Career

Year 3
Media Studies 2
Media Project
Cultural Theory and Popular Culture 2
Advance Public Relations
Media Ethics

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching models

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)
The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 30 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Programme Duration

Part-time programme: 12-36 months
Full-time programme: 9-27 months

Fees & Structure

Full-time

 Duration & Structure

 Tuition Fees

 Non-tuition Fees

 Total Fees

Year 1 (27 Months)

 S$32,100.00  S$1,129.16  S$33,229.16

Year 2 (18 Months)

 S$21,400.00  S$944.45  S$22,344.45

Year 3 (9 Months)

 S$13,375.00  S$771.78  S$14,146.78

Application fees: SGD32.10

Part-time

 Duration & Structure

 Tuition Fees

 Non-tuition Fees

 Total Fees

Year 1 (36 Months)

 S$31,779.00  S$777.15  S$32,556.15

Year 2 (24 Months)

 S$21,079.00  S$637.64  S$21,716.64

Year 3 (12 Months)

 S$12,840.00  S$509.20  S$13,349.20

Application fees: SGD32.10

Note:
All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises
.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be of age 17 and above, and must possess one of the following entrance requirement:

For Year 1 entry

  • International Foundation Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS OR
  • At least two (2) GCE ‘A’ Levels, or equivalent OR
  • Relevant qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be suitable as pathway programmes for entry onto the  Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education.

For Year 2 entry

  • Higher Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS OR
  • Relevant diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education OR
  • Polytechnic diplomas which have covered the content and learning outcomes of Year 1

For Year 3 entry

  • Relevant polytechnic diplomas in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with a pass grade OR
  • Relevant overseas polytechnic diplomas in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education OR
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) qualifications in media-and-communications-related discipline related disciplines OR
  • Relevant PEI qualification in a media-and-communications-related discipline (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1AND Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

  • Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE 'O' Level OR
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) OR
  • Completed MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) OR
  • Pearson Test of English Academic with a minimum score for each individual element of 51 and 56 overall OR
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with Grade C or above OR
  • Pass the MDIS Placement TEst at Advanced Level OR
  • Equivalent

All applications are subject to university's approval.

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

Study Loans

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 TCC Limited  +65 - 6319 3700   http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 629 2265  http://www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS
For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

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 Standard Chartered Bank  1800 747 7000  http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Citibank  1800 225 5225  http://www.citibank.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 968 2265  http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB  1800 226 6121  http://www.uob.com.sg
 OCBC  1800 363 3333  http://www.ocbc.com.sg
 DBS  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com
 POSB  1800 339 6666  http://www.posb.com.sg
 Bank of China  1800 669 5566  http://www.bankofchina.com/sg

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

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 Citibank  1800 225 5225  http://www.citibank.com.sg

Programme Duration

Full-time programme: 9-27 months

Fees & Structure

Full-time
 Duration & Structure Tuition Fees Non-tuition Fees Total Fees
 Year 1 (27 Months)  S$33,170.00  S$3,000.00 - 3,200.00  S$36,170.00 - 36,370.00
 Year 2 (18 Months)  S$22,470.00  S$3,000.00 - 3,200.00  S$25,470.00 - 25,670.00
 Year 3 (9 Months)  S$13,696.00  S$3,000.00 - 3,200.00  S$16,696.00 - 16,869.00

Application Fees: SGD321.00

Note:
All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be age 17 and above and must possess one of the following requirements:

Year 1 Entry

  • International Foundation Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS OR
  • At least two (2) GCE ‘A’ Levels, or equivalent OR
  • Relevant qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be suitable as pathway programmes for entry onto the  Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education.

Year 2 Entry

  • Higher Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS OR
  • Relevant diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education OR
  • Polytechnic diplomas which have covered the content and learning outcomes of Year 1

 Year 3 Entry

  • Relevant polytechnic diplomas in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with a pass grade OR
  • Relevant overseas polytechnic diplomas in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education OR
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) qualifications in media-and-communications-related discipline related disciplines OR
  • Relevant PEI qualification in a media-and-communications-related discipline (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1AND Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education

English Language Requirements

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

  • Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE 'O' Level OR
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) OR
  • Completed MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE) OR
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with Grade C or above OR
  • Pass the MDIS Placement TEST at Advanced level OR
  • Equivalent

Student Testimonials

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Quick Information

Duration of Course:
Year 1 Entry
Full-time  : 27 months
Part-time : 36 months

Year 2 Entry
Full-time  : 18 months
Part-time : 24 months

Year 3 Entry
Full-time  : 9 months
Part-time : 12 months

Commencement Dates

For Part-time Programme:         
Year 3 Entry
Jun 2019
Oct 2019

For Full-time Programme:         
Year 2 Entry
Aug 2019
Nov 2019

Contact Details

Local students:
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International students:
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