3-year full-time; 4-year thin-sandwich
We host online webinars to give you the chance to find out more about our courses and what studying at Brunel is like. View the latest webinar here.
About the course
This broad-based degree in Sociology and Media Studies offers students the opportunity to specialise in areas of their interest, such as the social impact of the new media, the internet and other information and communications technologies, media discourse, media policy and regulation.
The course aims to develop theories that explain the changing nature of social relations in our own and other societies. We concentrate and discuss questions such as:
- What is society?
- How and why is it changing?
- What are the opportunities for future change and development?
The focus of study is on all aspects of mediated societal relations: its personal, social and cultural dimensions.The addition of media studies provides a broader base.
We have a strong research reputation that enhances all our undergraduate teaching, with particular expertise in areas such as: contemporary social structures and social change; the role of science and the media; race and ethnicity; and power, inequality and prejudice in modern societies. All of our academic staff are actively engaged in research and many have international reputations in their field.
We provide a stimulating introduction to the social sciences by teaching a broad base of cross-disciplinary modules in the first year. Thereafter, you specialise in your particular interests.
Our courses will help you to develop specific skills in the practical methods associated with your discipline, including social and media research and the use of information technology.
This course is designed to give you a contemporary understanding of the social and intellectual dimensions of the media and communications industries. It is broad-based, multi-disciplinary and brings together a wide variety of social sciences in the study of communications.