What can I do with a Media degree?

The media industry lays claim to a collection of contemporary and traditional sectors, giving media graduates the chance to explore many different pathways upon graduation. With creativity, resourcefulness, and adaptability being key features of a media graduates CV, the combination of practical and critical skills gained by studying media ensures our graduates are ready to take on the industry.

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Wondering what career path you can follow with a Media degree? We offer an array of Media courses, from Media Production to JournalismMusic Industries to Public Relations, giving you plenty of options to discover your dream role. We've debunked all of our courses to show you which industries you can work in and where our graduates have secured jobs.

Journalism (Fashion and Beauty, Sports, Music)

Whether it’s Fashion and BeautyMusic or Sports journalism that piques your interest, we’ve got the course for you. Our unique partnership with HuffPost UK will give you the chance to receive tutorials and masterclasses from the HuffPost UK team, and our award-winning Birmingham Eastside platform gives you the chance to become a published journalist while still on the course.

With these degrees you can become a Reporter, Broadcast Journalist, Social Media Editor, Web Content Manager, Trending Video Editor, Copywriter, Public Relations Assistant or a Marketing Assistant.

Our graduates have gone to pursue careers with respected organisations such as the BBC, Sky, Trinity Mirror, and the Midlands News Association.

Media and Communication

Get practical and professional preparation for a career in media in our £62 million Parkside facility - one of the biggest university media centres in the UK. Our blend of technical and academic studies has launched graduates into producer/director roles, journalism and more, with specific employability avenues opening up from the modules chosen while on the course.

With this degree you can become a Television Researcher, Television Production Assistant, Web Content Manager, Marketing Assistant, Public Relations Assistant or an Assistant Producer.

Our graduates have gone to pursue careers with respected organisations such as the BBC, JC Social Media Ltd, Nyabingi, SKY and Bauer Media.

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Media Production

Launch your career in media and broadcasting with our BA (Hons) Media Production degree. Gain technical and academic skills from industry experts and guest speakers on this production-focused, hands-on course. Create industry-standard TV and Radio content while studying in our state-of-the-art Parkside Media centre.

With this degree you can become an Assistant producer, Camera Operator, Freelance Edit Assistant, Television ingest and playout operator, Television Researcher, Television Production Assistant, Radio Producer or a Station Image Controller.

Our graduates have gone to pursue careers with respected organisations such as BBC, BBC Sport, BBC Radio, SKY, Global and Bauer Media.

Music Industries

This degree is made for anyone seeking to develop a career in music, or with an interest in music relating to wider creative and cultural industries. You’ll develop skills through a combination of hands-on learning, supported by critical investigation into the creative cultures, fans, and practices that make the UK music industries world-leading.

With this degree you can become a Music Marketing Manager, Music Data Analyst, Music PR, Promotions and Social Media Executive, Music Journalist, Live Music Promoter, Record Label Assistant or a Music Media Broadcaster.

Our graduates have gone to pursue careers with respected organisations such as Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Group, Nuclear Blast Records, Punch Records, Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham Symphony Hall and O2 Arena.

Public relations student browses magazines

Public Relations and Media

Our Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) accredited Public Relations and Media course provides plenty of opportunities to build contacts with some of the UK’s leading PR organisations, working on genuine campaigns and pitching ideas to clients. Graduates often enter careers in PR, social media and marketing, communications, journalism and teaching PR/media studies.

With this degree you can become a PR Officer, Social Media Executive, Communications Officer, Account Executive, Account Manager, Influencer Marketer, Marketing Assistant, Web Content Assistant or a Copywriter.

Our graduates have gone to pursue careers with respected organisations such as WPR Agency, McCann, Global, CLUSE (Amsterdam), Birmingham City Council, Golley Slater Central and Willoughby PR.

Media Courses

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