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Media and Communications

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Top 15 in the UK for Communication and Media Studies

14th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

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

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Develop transferable skills, specialist knowledge and research skills through interdisciplinary teaching

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Varied graduate careers

Over the last two decades, developments in digital communication technologies have profoundly transformed personal and professional lives around the globe. This has led to expanding roles for communications graduates in all types of areas: business, education, science, the culture industries, and the third sector, to name but a few.

No longer the preserve of radio, television and advertising, every organisation now requires communications professionals, content creators, and platform managers. This is why our Communications department continues to expand its portfolio, offering Masters courses in Media and Communications, as well as Social Media Management and Social Media and Digital Marketing.

Our courses introduce students to the latest methodologies, theories, concepts, and research trends in this vibrant interdisciplinary field. They offer a range of theory-driven modules alongside practice-based modules, which inform and speak to each other. In doing so, it provides the advanced level foundation for the next generation of communications professionals, media researchers, and educators.

 Our courses are taught by leading researchers with specialisms in areas including Critical Media Studies, Critical Data Studies, Infrastructure Studies, Video Games Studies, and Internet Studies, and who approach the study of Media and Communications from a variety of empirical and critical-interpretative methodological vantage points.

Our Modern Languages department has also launched a series of courses aimed to provide students with the key skills needed in intercultural communication. Students can specialise in International Business, Education or Migration, and apply the skills they’ve learned into their current role or across a variety of careers. Career paths include NGOs, multinational companies or international commercial enterprises, government and other corresponding national bodies, including consultancy, or multilingual schools and universities.