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Undergraduate Study


Unique on site resources: Exeter’s Special Collections archive and the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum

Opportunities for study abroad and employment experience in the UK or abroad

Top 10 for English in The Complete University Guide 2022

Multi-faceted degree drawing on strengths in English, Film & Television Studies and Modern Languages and Cultures

Communications at Exeter

The study of communications shows us how individuals, organisations and cultures around the world interact with each other. It enables us to understand how and why ideas and content are generated, disseminated and received, including through successive waves of technological innovation.

Our courses will hone your practical and professional skills, equipping you to work across the creative industries or anywhere requiring people who understand how communications work. You will study a range of contexts and applications, gaining a thorough grounding in the field. We will give you the opportunity to experience different ways of learning, with specialist modules that cover everything from the history of communications and professional writing, to language and social interaction, media, and global communications.

Taught within one of the leading English departments in the UK, the programme will provide students with a spine of compulsory modules providing core content in the specialist field of Communications, alongside the opportunity to choose from a range of optional modules on topics relating to media and communications – some of which will be selected from other related departments across the University. Students will, if they choose, be able to develop a particular area of expertise within the broad field. In this way, the programme offers both depth and breadth. The students will experience different ways of learning and will develop a range of industry facing skills and aptitudes including through a core “Communications in the Workplace” module which comprises a period of guided work experience.

Students will benefit from access to distinguished academics in the broad field and on specialist resources including the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, the Digital Humanities Lab, the Drama facilities and the Foreign Language Centre.