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Programme Specification for the 2024/5 academic year

BA (Hons) Communications with Employment Experience

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) Communications with Employment Experience Programme codeUFA4EGLEGL27
Study mode(s) Academic year2024/5
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

This programme is studied over four years. The first two years and the final year are university-based, and the third year is spent gaining employment experience at a suitable location in the UK.

This Employment Experience variant of the programme is a great way to incorporate graduate-level work placement or placements undertaken in the United Kingdom directly into your programme of study, to reflect critically upon these experiences, and for them to count towards the assessment of your degree. There is no better way to gain valuable employment experience that can be rewarded and recognised clearly by future employers. With preparation, support and approval from the College of Humanities, you can also demonstrate adaptability and resourcefulness by organising suitable placements in areas of employment related to your interests and potential future career.

You are required to find your own placement with suitable employers and organisations with preparation, support and approval from the College of Humanities. If you are taking this variant you are strongly encouraged to take HUM2000 or HUM2001 (Humanities in the Workplace) at stage 2 and must participate in the pre-departure briefing sessions for Humanities Employment Experience.

Advice and guidance on your programme can be sought from your personal tutor and programme director. All staff offer regular office hours that you can drop into without a prior appointment for this purpose

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

Stage 1


60 credits of compulsory modules, 60 credits of optional modules

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CMM1001 Perspectives on Communications 30No
CMM1002 Communications Challenges 30No
HAS1905 Employment Experience HASS 0No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
COMMS S1 BA SH opt
AHV1006 Visual Media 15 No
EAS1032 Approaches to Criticism 30 No
EAS1034 Film Studies: An Introduction 15 No
EAS1040 Academic English 15 No
EAS1044 Imagine This: Prompts for Creative Writing 15 No
HUM1001 Enter the Matrix: Digital Perspectives on the Humanities 15 No
MLG1014 A Nation Remembers: Issues in German Cultural Memory 15 No
POL1018 The Challenges of World Politics in the Twenty-First Century 15 No
SML1208 Language, Culture, and International Relations 15 No
THE1076 Religion in the Modern World 15 No

Stage 2


45-60 credits of compulsory modules, 60-75 credits of optional modules for a total of 120 credits

a Choose either the 15 or 30 credit version of Communications in the Workplace – you cannot choose both

CMM2008 is a pre-requisite for taking either CMM3002 Communications Dissertation or CMM3003 Communications Practical Research Project in final year.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CMM2002 Communications in the Workplace [See note a above]30No
CMM2001 Communications in the Workplace [See note a above]15No
CMM2008 Communications Research Methods 30No
HAS2905 Employment Experience HASS 0No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
COMMS S2 BA SH opt 2023-4
ANT2090 Sound and Society 15 No
EAF2510 Adaptation: Text, Image, Culture 30 No
EAS2090 Humanities after the Human: Further Adventures in Critical Theory 30 No
HUM2004 Making a Career in Publishing 15 No
PHL2125 Ethics of Emerging Technologies 15 No
POL2100 Political Conflicts in Europe 15 No
SML2244 Multilingualism in Society 15 No
SML2246 Intercultural Communication 15 No
SOC2030 Sociology of Art and Culture 15 No
SOC2034 Gender and Society 1 15 No
SOC2096 Cyborg Studies 15 No
SOC2115 Deception 15 No
SOC2122 Digital Society 15 No
THE2043 Religious Literacy, Communication and Media 30 No
CMM2013 Introduction to Games Studies 30 No
CMM2010 Professional Writing 30 No
CMM2011 History of Communications 30 No
CMM2012 Communications and the Climate Crisis 30 No
CMM2009 Communications in the 21st Century 30 No

Stage 3


120 credits of compulsory modules

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HUM3998 Employment Experience UK 120Yes

Stage 4


Compulsory Modules

30 credits of compulsory modules, 90 credits of optional modules

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

b You must select either CMM3002 or CMM3003 (you cannot choose more than one module from this group).

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CMM3002 Communications: Dissertation [See note b above]30Yes
CMM3003 Communications: Practical Research Project [See note b above]30Yes

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
COMMS SF BA SH opt 2023-4
DRA3050 Creative Industries Management 30 No
EAF3513 British Screens 30 No
EAF3515 Something to See: War and Visual Media 30 No
EAS3128 Writing the Short Film 30 No
EAS3191 Writing for Children and Young Adults 30 No
EAS3195 Acts of Writing: From Decolonisation to Globalisation 30 No
EAS3198 The Death of the Novel 30 No
EAS3237 The Rise of Science 30 No
EAS3241 Harlem and After: African American Literature 1925-present 30 No
EAS3408 Poetry and Politics 30 No
HIH3617 News, Media and Communication 30 No
POL3000 Deadly Words: The Language of Political Violence 15 No
SML3009 Intercultural Communication in a Global World 15 No
POL3051 The Media in Europe 30 No
CMM3004 Social Media and Society 30 No

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

7. Programme Regulations

Programme-specific Progression Rules

To progress to Stage 2 you must also achieve an average mark of at least 50% in Stage 1, otherwise you will be required to transfer to the relevant three-year programme. This is to ensure that only those students who are likely to succeed in their Employment Experience Year are selected.

HUM3998 Employment Experience UK counts as a single 120-credit module and is not condonable; you must pass this module to graduate with the degree title of BA Communications with Employment Experience. If you fail the Employment Experience your degree title will be commuted to BA Communications.

Classification

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

10. Admissions Criteria

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

The programme is not subject to accreditation and/ or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) Communications with Employment Experience

19. UCAS Code

Not applicable to this programme.

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits ECTS credits

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

23. Dates

Origin Date

07/01/2020

Date of last revision

24/11/2021