Media Studies with Film Studies BA (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BA (Hons) Media Studies with Film Studies

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Media Studies with Film Studies
DipHE Media Studies with Film Studies
CertHE Media Studies with Film Studies

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time ULG13013 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY ULG13013 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

P300, P303

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Communication, Media, Film and Cultural Studies

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Music and Media

Programme Leader

DAS R Dr (Sociology)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To provide a programme of study that allows students to combine two disciplines and explore themes across those disciplines, while developing an understanding of the nature of interdisciplinary study

To develop students' capacity for reflective learning, by means of building skills of researching, analysing, presenting and debating their work, in a systematic, critical, disciplined and confident manner

To provide students with the necessary skills to pursue a range of post-study options, either in work or in further study

To provide students with an opportunity for professional placement, that enhances their understanding of the relationship between academic study and professional practice

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Show an awareness of the ways each of the two subject areas work in terms of knowledge construction and communication, skills and professional attitudes (when applicable) K
Demonstrate an understanding of the possible similarities and differences between the two subject areas, particularly in relation to skills and ways of producing and communicating knowledge K
Evaluate any possible transferability of skills and competencies for career/further study purposes K
To enable students to understand and use a range of concepts, approaches and methods appropriate to Media Studies in combination with a humanities discipline, and to develop an understanding of their contested nature and of the problematic character of media in contemporary society K
To provide students with a foundation of knowledge and understanding of theory, principles and analysis – drawing from both the major subject and the minor – and to encourage them to apply these to issues in contemporary Media Studies K
To enable students to use a range of analytical tools, from Media Studies and a humanities discipline, in order to evaluate and conduct sociologically informed research on contemporary media and culture K
To develop students' capacity to think critically about media products, media production and media reception and the creative aspects of media practice K
To assist students to develop a range of cognitive and social skills relevant to their intellectual, vocational and personal development K
To give students opportunities to apply their theoretical knowledge and understanding to the resolution of real-life problems and so develop their skills in respect of professional as well as academic life K
To provide a curriculum which encourages breadth and depth of intellectual enquiry and debate, supported by scholarship, a research culture, and staff reflection and development. To contextualise Media Studies within a structure of a Major-Minor degree, and to bring the perspectives of the minor subject to the study of the Media, and to use the perspective of Media Studies to look more deeply at a minor within the arts and humanities K
To create a learning environment that is receptive to the needs and views of students and encourages them to achieve their full potential, even while fostering an atmosphere where students as independent learners can take responsibility for their own learning processes K
To understand and respect issues related to diversity and to employ a range of methods and approaches in relation to diverse needs K
To develop in students a broad range of communicative, analytical and organisational skills, and the confidence and knowledge to apply these skills in their careers after graduation K
Students will be able to identify, analyse and solve problems, using appropriate techniques of writing, methodologies and theories C
Students will be able to think critically and analytically in relation to a number of different disciplines and be able to relate methods and assumptions of disciplines to each other C
Students will be capable of appropriately applying a wide range of relevant primary and secondary sources C
Students will be able to demonstrate and exercise independence of mind and thought C
Students will be able to do all of the above through a variety of forms of assessment C
Students will be able to communicate ideas clearly and coherently in a range of disciplines but also be able to challenge those ideas and disciplines P
Students will be able to present written materials using appropriate language and referencing P
Students will be able to work independently, write and think under pressure, meet deadlines, manage their own time and workload and carry out research for coursework P
Students will be able to apply the necessary organisational and cultural skills for living and working abroad P
Communication: Students will be able to present knowledge or an argument in a clear, coherent and creative manner, work proficiently and effectively in a range of academic contexts and work independently in a different cultural and learning environment T
IT Skills: Students will be able to use the relevant information technology to research and present written work T
Problem Solving: Students will be able to identify problems and apply relevant research methodologies and techniques of writing to resolve them T
Self-Reflection: Students will be able to reflect on their own learning, to seek and make use of feedback on their own performance, to recognise when further knowledge is required and to undertake the necessary research T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Choose one of the three options

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.