Learning and teaching

Learning and teaching

Many of our staff have abundant experience teaching students from different countries and diverse backgrounds. Our staff continue to sharpen their skills by engaging in professional development, including attaining membership into the UK’s Higher Education Academy (HEA), through an accredited postgraduate programme.

Staff aim to create an interactive class environment in which students take charge of their own learning and develop as independent thinkers. They also offer one-on-one supervision, working closely with students while they write their Final Year Project or MSc dissertation, and helping them with applications for further studies or jobs.

The BA Media and Communication Studies includes the following features:

  • A broad and diverse curriculum that prepares students for media and communication jobs and for entry into prestigious postgraduate programs;
  • A focus on the important topics of digital media, film, journalism and public relations;
  • A focus on learning about and doing academic research into media and communication;
  • A range of intellectually challenging assessments, including essays, individual and group presentations, case studies, video essays, promotional videos, film reviews, and much more;
  • Hands-on production modules, including news and feature writing and video production;
  • The opportunity to take modules outside the department, including in XJTLU’s Business School;
  • The opportunity to study abroad for a semester.

For detailed information on the BA Media and Communication Studies, including the curriculum, work placement opportunities, teaching staff, facilities and resources, and career and further study, watch the introductory video here. It also includes answers to frequently asked questions.

BA students can choose to take the last two years of their degree at the University of Liverpool. The Department also offers MSc and PhD degrees in Media and Communication. All three programmes lead to a degree from the University of Liverpool, a global top 200 university.

Students can benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities available on XJTLU’s South Campus, including professional-grade editing suites, audio production facilities, green screen studios and a large cinema.