Global Communication and Media (Dual Degree) BA (Hons)


Entertainment and information media now influence almost every part of our lives, while the emergence of global communication technologies has changed how we consume, create and share media across social, cultural, geographic, political and economic divides.

Set yourself up for a career as a global media professional capable of navigating this challenging yet exciting environment on this Global Communication and Media dual degree.

You'll study in Portsmouth and spend a year at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia.

What you’ll experience

  • Discover how effective communication can contribute to a more tolerant and inclusive society
  • Explore the latest professional techniques and methodologies used by national and international journalists, film directors, broadcasters and media professionals
  • Use the latest digital technologies and facilities such as a fully equipped newsroom and broadcasting studios
  • Learn from expert staff with industry-relevant experience who are engaged in research projects that analyse and inform the future of communication and media
  • Boost your CV with opportunities to go on work placements and work on projects with local, national and global organisations

Work experience and career planning

Get experience while you study, with support to find part-time jobs, volunteering opportunities, and work experience. 

Towards the end of your degree and for up to five years after graduation, you’ll receive one-to-one support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to help you find your perfect role. 

Module details

Each module on this course is worth 15, 20 or 40 credits. You need to study modules worth 120 credits in years 1, 2 and 3 and study modules worth 60 credits in year 4.

The modules you study depend on which area you want to specialise in. You can choose one of the following pathways:

  • Screen, Media and Cultural Studies
  • Media and Journalism

Programme Assessment

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops

You'll also experience "flipped learning". This is where you're introduced to the learning material before the teaching session and then deepen your understanding through discussion with peers and problem-solving activities, facilitated by lecturers.

Many of the teaching staff are from relevant journalism, media and film industry backgrounds and have worked as journalists, news producers, researchers, film directors, film editors, factual and documentary filmmakers, multimedia specialists cinematographers and other relevant roles.

You can access all teaching resources on Moodle, our virtual learning environment, from anywhere with a Web connection.

How you're assessed:

  • practical assessments
  • video, blog and infographic submissions
  • essays
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations

You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Student destinations

It's predicted the world’s entertainment and media sector revenue will grow to be worth more than $2.6 trillion by 2025. This should create significant demand for media and communications graduates.

When you complete this course, you'll have the knowledge and professional skills that will set you up for a career in media and communications in the UK and beyond, in public or private organisations or as a freelancer.

You could also use the communication, team working and research skills you develop in other sectors.

Areas you could work in with a global communication and media degree include:

  • journalism
  • media research
  • film and video production/direction
  • scriptwriting
  • broadcasting – scheduling, video editing, production management
  • public relations
  • marketing
  • corporate communications
  • advertising

You could also go onto postgraduate study, for example by studying an MA or MRES.

Previous Portsmouth graduates have gone onto work for organisations such as:

  • Sky
  • Premier League Productions
  • Disney UK
  • Discovery UK
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Vogue
  • BBC
  • Channel 4
BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
P900 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

120-136 points from 3 A levels or equivalent. Applicants may need to attend an interview in support of their application.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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