BA Communication Studies

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The BA Communications is a comprehensive media and communications programme that enables you to engage critically with the world of media.

Media is everywhere. To understand our world, we must understand media and its role in communication. You will have the chance to engage critically with these crucial issues and communicate with the world, making it a better place.

By the time you graduate, you will have completed your own substantial piece of independent research and a final-year project based on your interests.

Have you ever read something on the internet and wondered, ‘why do they say that ?’ Have you ever watched a film and felt like commenting on it? If you want to change the way people think by engaging critically with them on a local and global scale, this programme is for you.

Why should I study Communication Studies at XJTLU?

  • Study a range of communication products, including newspapers, magazines, television, radio, cinema and internet technologies to learn how they are structured and managed, and the thinking behind the communication
  • Enjoy a creative learning environment with opportunities to contribute to the student magazine, join the student film club and attend academic research and industry guest lectures
  • Gain practical experience through internship opportunities and the chance to create your own media content
  • Learn from international staff with prominent scholarly publication records and extensive industry experience
  • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.

Qualification XJTLU BA Communication Studies University of Liverpool BA Communication Studies More about qualifications

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the BA Communication Studies programme, you will have:

  • an awareness of your creative and critical potential, with the ability to take your knowledge, specialist skills and understanding into the world of work
  • an understanding of the principal concepts of communication theory and digital media communication, and how these can be used to understand the world
  • practical journalistic skills and knowledge of the ethical parameters of traditional and new media forms of communication
  • the ability to operate critically and creatively in an international environment, through an understanding of the differences and similarities in the attitudes and values that permeate media in China and the rest of the world
  • the skills to employ a range of persuasive devices to argue a point of view.



Graduates from this programme are well prepared for roles such as copywriter, journalist, content creative, advertising creative, media and communication executive, and public relations professional in media and communications departments in almost any company, or in media outlets themselves. With the aim of producing elite thinkers and opinion makers for the 21st century, this programme also provides a solid foundation to pursue further study.


Entry requirements

Please visit the entry requirements page for the comprehensive list of qualifications required to study at XJTLU.

How to apply

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