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Undergraduate study

Media & Communications

Media industries are worth £3.9bn to the UK economy and drive changes in business, art and culture. Our degree courses are cutting edge and enable you to gain meaningful employment in the creative fields.

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We offer a distinctive range of practice-based learning, which expands your critical thinking and creativity. Here you become an active learner and explore new ideas, discover your greatest strengths and advance your expertise.

  Course title Qualification Full-time Part-time  
Broadcast Media Production BA (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Film and Television Production BA (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Journalism BA (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Media and Communications BA (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Music Technology BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Public Relations and Digital Communications BA (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Sport Journalism BA (Hons) Yes Yes View course

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Quality teaching

Our staff are experienced practitioners from a broad range of media industries including international and national journalism brands, independent and mainstream film production companies, broadcast and radio stations and the digital communication and promotion industries.

Learning and teaching focuses on the student and allows you to work on industry led and industry standard projects throughout your studies. Modules are designed to develop creative skills and competencies.

You learn practically, creatively, and strategically, with focus primarily on your employability. You are allocated a personal tutor who supports the planning and management of your learning to help you build confidence as a media professional.

Some of our Media & Communications courses are accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). This means that you study for your professional (pre-entry) qualifications alongside your degree, with no additional tuition charges. Have a look on the course pages for more information
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On campus
You learn collaboratively, working with highly experienced media professionals, academics and technicians. Our equipment is impressive, with bespoke TV and radio studios, a virtual reality suite, two multimedia newsrooms, a broadcast news studio, a range of editing suites and high specification cameras and recording equipment. These facilities and resources are freely and continually available throughout your studies.

You are also supported through a range of digital learning materials allowing you to speed-up or slow down your learning journey at your own pace. Our approach is to use digital and multimedia technologies to help you succeed.

Off campus
Our placements officer helps you find opportunities with a broad range of industry partners. We offer projects and work opportunities regionally and nationally with the BBC and Channel 4, Trinity Mirror newspaper group, regional community television, top-flight football clubs, Sky Sports and in a range of independent film companies, national newspaper and PR and digital communication industries.

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Live projects

BBC logo Throughout your studies you are offered the opportunity to work on industry led and industry standard briefs, working with top-flight professionals. Our projects officer and academic team consult and work with industry to offer learning opportunities and assessments which translate in the real world. Placement and work experience opportunities in the past year have included the BBC, Channel 4, The ‘i’ newspaper, Sky Sports, ITN, Third Films, Visualsoft and many more.

First-class facilities

Teesside University is a digital campus, with facilities that offer the latest in creative learning and teaching. Our bespoke media facilities include a HD television studio, virtual reality suite, two multimedia newsrooms and TV news studio, edit and post-production suites and a radio station.

Excellent prospects

As a Teesside graduate you will be in the best possible position to a first step into your chosen career – whether in journalism, film, public relations, television production, marketing, publishing, online content creation, teaching, research, or any of the other exciting possibilities offered by this vibrant and growing sector.


The School of Computing, Media & The Arts conducts research on a wide range of topics from computer science to games, animation, media and the arts. Our research areas include data-driven AI, software and systems, cybersecurity, computer games and immersive technologies, animation, media and fine art.

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