Media and Communications

With 89% of our students in work or further study within six months of graduating from the Media and Film department*, preparing you for your future career is a fundamental part of a Media degree at Sussex.

How can we help you fast track your career? 

At Sussex, we prepare you for your future career, by helping you:

  • develop key skills in communication, critical thinking, and working to deadline. These skills prepare you for a range of careers including advertising, marketing, and journalism
  • forge links with a range of Media organisations. Our industry links ensure our teaching is always up to date with the latest developments in the industry. 
  • gain an indepth understanding of newspapers, magazines, radio, television, cinema, online, mobile and social media, so you are prepared for the career you choose.

Career destinations of our Media graduates**

  • broadcast executive at ZenithOptimedia Group
  • producer/video journalist at The Drum
  • journalist at Essex Central Magazine 
  • sub-editor at The Telegraph 
  • artwork copy expert at P&G
  • events executive/marketing officer at the British Dental Association 
  • PR manager at Lyst 
  • producer at Jollywise Media
  • project communications manager at Macmillan Cancer Support 
  • marketing assistant at E-Tabs 
  • senior lecturer and programme leader at Northumbria University. 
Lorna's student perspective

'Sussex definitely helped me get my current job. I am using all the practical skills I learned from my degree in my career, especially photography, which is something that I didn’t even think I would pursue before going to the University of Sussex. My career has developed because I was able to show I could do all these skills.'

Lorna Coward
Media and Publications Administrator 

*Graduate Outcomes survey 2017/18

** School of Media, Arts and Humanities careers database