Media and Communications

Learn from experts who are influencing media law, media policy and media ethics. Discover the role the media plays in shaping the world around us. At Sussex, you tailor your degree to your interests, so whatever you want to study, you'll find the perfect course for you.

Key facts about Media at Sussex

  • you learn from leading lecturers in specialist facilties - that's why we were ranked 14th in the UK (for Communication and Media Studies) in The Complete University Guide 2020 
  • you gain an indepth understanding of newspapers, magazines, radio, television, cinema, online, and social media. That's why our graduates have gone into jobs including journalism, marketing, broadcasting, publishing and media and communications**
  • 89% of our students went into employment or further study within six months of graduating with a degree from the Department of Media and Film at Sussex* 
  • your degree gives you the analytical skills and knowledge to explore critical questions about how the media works, and how the media shapes the way we live. It will also provide you with a firm foundation for a successful career in a range of professions.

* Graduate Outcomes survey 2017/18

** School of Media, Arts and Humanities careers database

Ruby's student perspective

'The campus in general is perfect, the library is huge and an excellent facility to access secondary research, as well as being a calm area to study in peace. All of my lecturers and seminar leaders are eager to answer any questions and are all accessible via both emails and their office hours. They all take time to explain clearly which tasks we are being set and what is expected of us throughout the year.'

Ruby Gislingham
Media and Communications BA