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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication (Awarded by the University of Sunderland,UK)

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Why study Media, Culture and Communication studies?

The study of media, culture and communication is the exploration of the relationship between media, culture and society. In a media-saturated culture, developing a critical awareness of media is crucial to our understanding of contemporary society.
 

Why choose University of Sunderland, UK?

  • • Sunderland has been providing higher education in the city since 1901, and they are an innovative, forward-thinking university with high standards of teaching, research and support.
  • • Our teaching is enriched by cutting-edge research. We host the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise, 25% of our research was rated ‘world-leading’ and 38% ‘internationally excellent’.
  • • Shortlisted for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts (Times Higher Education Awards 2014)
  • • Ranked 11th in the UK for Media and Film Studies by The Guardian University Guide 2017
     

Programme Objective

• Familiarise students with a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the multidisciplinary field of media, cultural and communication studies
• Provide students with the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge in specific subject areas within this field, whilst maintaining breadth of study across it
• Develop students’ ability to undertake independent research in cultural studies and/or language studies
• Develop students’ knowledge and skills in aspects of discourse analysis
• Introduce students to a range of learning methods and methodological practices appropriate to the different subject areas
• Develop in students a high level of communication skills in the presentation of critical and creative ideas
• Offer students the opportunity to engage in practice to a specialist level in up to one area of media production/practice

Career Opportunities

This degree provides an excellent foundation for a wide range of careers in the media.

Possible sectors include:
• Television
• Radio
• Digital Media
• Journalism
• Marketing
• Public Relations
• Organisational Communications
• Advertising

Preparing you for employment is at the heart of everything we do. Our aim is clear. It is to provide you with an outstanding platform so you can develop as a person and for your future career as a current student or a recent graduate.

Recent graduates from Sunderland have gained jobs with regional newspapers, public relations companies as well as international broadcasters.

Graduation

Students who have successfully completed all course work and passed the examinations will receive the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Media, Culture and Communication awarded by the University of Sunderland, UK.

 

Student Testimonial

“The lecturers, Dr Catherine Tay and Dr Beverly Yuen, know their work well. Their lessons are interesting and include many personal experiences.
“The lecturers also know how to motivate us, and they treat us as colleagues and not students.

Mr. Muhammad Haziq Abdul Wahah
MDIS Student 2017
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Media, Culture and Communication (Top-up)

Extracted from The New Paper Special Go Guide - Adult Learners (17 May 2017)
To read more:  http://www.mdis.edu.sg/news/mdis-in-the-news/2017/05/mastering-the-art-of-damage-control



 

University of Sunderland, UK

The University of Sunderland places its 20,000 students at the heart of everything it does, providing life changing opportunities for a diverse and vibrant learning community.

Sunderland is an internationally connected university, with 18 educational partners in 12 countries. Almost a third of our students study for a Sunderland degree off-campus in their own country – meaning the University is regarded as a pioneer in transnational education. In addition our international reach is growing and we attract students to Sunderland and to the University of Sunderland in London from over 100 countries.

The University is acknowledged as one of the UK’s top providers of Transnational Education with over 6,500 students studying for University of Sunderland academic awards with quality assured partners in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Germany, Kenya, Uzbekistan and Trinidad.
Our student support and research-informed curriculum mean learners develop the skills and flexibility employers are looking for, and the behaviours and values that contribute towards social responsibility and citizenship.

Our research has been classed as 'world leading' in 10 subjects and 'internationally excellent' in an additional three subjects, by the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).

 

Programme Structure

Full-time Programme:
Year 1 Entry : 27 months
Year 2 Entry : 18 months
Year 3 Entry :   9 months

Part-time Programme:
Year 1 Entry: 36 months
Year 2 Entry : 24 months
Year 3 Entry : 12 months

 

Programme Curriculum

Year 1
Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies
Media Histories
Introduction to Digital Media Cultures
The Making of Popular Culture
Introduction to PR Theory and Practice 1
Digital Fictional Film 1

Year 2
Media Studies 1
Cultural Theory and Popular Culture 1
Video Documentary Production
Practical PR, Strategy & Theory
Digital Fictional Film 2
Developing Your Media Career

Year 3
Media Studies 2
Media Project
Cultural Theory and Popular Culture 2
Advanced Public Relations
Media Ethics

 

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching models

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)
The average lecturer /student ration is 1 : 30 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

 

Structure and Duration

Full-time Programme:
Year 1 Entry : 27 months
Year 2 Entry : 18 months
Year 3 Entry :   9 months

 

Fees

Application fee              S$     321.00

Full-time Programmes

Year 1  Entry (27 months)
Tuition Fees                S$ 33,170.00
Non-Tuition Fees        S$ 3,000.00 - S$ 3,200.00

Year 2  Entry (18 months)
Tuition Fees                 S$ 22,470.00
Non-Tuition Fees        S$ 3,000.00 - S$ 3,200.00

Year 3  Entry (9 months)
Tuition Fees                 S$ 13,696.00
Non-Tuition Fees        S$ 3,000.00 - S$ 3,200.00

Note:
• All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
• Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
• Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
• Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 


 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be of age 17 and above and must possess one of the following entrance requirement:

For Year 1 Entry: 
• International Foundation Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS; or
• At least two (2) GCE ‘A’ Levels, or equivalent; or
• Relevant qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be suitable as pathway programmes for entry onto the  Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education.

For Year 2 Entry: 
• Higher Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS; or
• Relevant diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education; or
• Polytechnic diplomas which have covered the content and learning outcomes of Year 1.

For Year 3 Entry:
• Relevant polytechnic diplomas in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with a pass grade; or
• Relevant overseas polytechnic diplomas in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education; or
• Higher National Diploma (HND) qualifications in media-and-communications-related discipline related disciplines; or
• Relevant PEI qualification in a media-and-communications-related discipline (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1AND Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education.
 

Language Proficiency

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

• Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE 'O' Level; or
• IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5); or
• Completed MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE); or
• Pearson Test of English Academic with a minimum score for each individual element of 51 and 56 overall; or
• Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with Grade C or above; or
• Pass the MDIS Placement Test at Advanced Level; or
• Equivalent.


All applications are subject to university’s approval. 

 


Student Testimonials

 


Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for student passes if they wish to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for more information.

 

 

Structure and Duration

Full-time Programme:
Year 1 Entry : 27 months
Year 2 Entry : 18 months
Year 3 Entry :   9 months

Part-time Programme:
Year 1 Entry: 36 months
Year 2 Entry : 24 months
Year 3 Entry : 12 months

 

Commencement Date

Course Commencement Date
Year 3 Entry (Part-time)   Jun 2019

 

Fees

Application fee            S$    32.10

Full-time Programmes

Year 1  Entry (27 months)
Tuition Fees               S$ 32,100.00
Non-tuition Fees        S$   1,129.16
Total                           S$ 33,229.16

Year 2  Entry (18 months)
Tuition Fees              S$ 21,400.00
Non-tuition Fees       S$      944.45
Total                          S$ 22,344.45

Year 3  Entry (9 months)
Tuition Fees             S$ 13,375.00
Non-tuition Fees      S$      771.78
Total                         S$ 14,146.78


Part-time Programmes

Year 1  Entry (36 months)
Tuition Fees             S$ 31,779.00
Non-tuition Fees      S$      777.15
Total                         S$ 32,556.15

Year 2  Entry (24 months)
Tuition Fees            S$ 21,079.00
Non-tuition Fees     S$      637.64
Total                        S$ 21,716.64

Year 3  Entry (12 months)
Tuition Fees            S$ 12,840.00
Non-tuition Fees     S$      509.20
Total                       S$  13,349.20

Note:
• All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
• Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
• Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
• The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be of age 17 and above and must possess one of the following entrance requirement:

For Year 1 Entry: 
• International Foundation Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS; or
• At least two (2) GCE ‘A’ Levels, or equivalent; or
• Relevant qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be suitable as pathway programmes for entry onto the  Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education.

For Year 2 Entry: 
• Higher Diploma in Mass Communications awarded by MDIS; or
• Relevant diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) or recognised Higher Education providers in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education; or
• Polytechnic diplomas which have covered the content and learning outcomes of Year 1.

For Year 3 Entry:
• Relevant polytechnic diplomas in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with a pass grade; or
• Relevant overseas polytechnic diplomas in a media-and-communications-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1 AND Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education; or
• Higher National Diploma (HND) qualifications in media-and-communications-related discipline related disciplines; or
• Relevant PEI qualification in a media-and-communications-related discipline (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Year 1AND Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education.
 

Language Proficiency

Applicants are required to possess one of the following:

• Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE 'O' Level; or
• IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5); or
• Completed MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE); or
• Pearson Test of English Academic with a minimum score for each individual element of 51 and 56 overall; or
• Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with Grade C or above; or
• Pass the MDIS Placement Test at Advanced Level; or
• Equivalent.

All applications are subject to university’s approval. 
 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

STUDY LOANS

Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg


0% CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS
For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Bank of China Tel : 1800 669 5566 www.bankofchina.com/sg

For Degree & Masters Programmes (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION

Duration of Course:

Year 1 Entry
Full-time  : 27 months
Part-time : 36 months

Year 2 Entry
Full-time  : 18 months
Part-time : 24 months

Year 3 Entry
Full-time  : 9 months
Part-time : 12 months
 

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class intake for 2019

For Part-time Programme:         
Year 3 Entry : Jun
 

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students Enquiries:
+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International Students Enquiries :
Main Hotline: +65 6278 7660
China : +65 9066 8857
Taiwan : +65 9181 1527
India : +65 8317 2392 / +65 8713 7364
Vietnam / Thailand : +65 9137 4990
Myanmar : +65  8727 4147
Laos / Cambodia : +65 8779 6040
Malaysia / Indonesia : +65 9058 5398
Russia / Others : +65 9728 0695

Email: ib@mdis.edu.sg

Local Enquiries
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+65 6247 9111
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