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School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Communication and Media Studies
Your careers team
Based in the Bridgeman Building, Deborah can support you with:
- Finding and applying for jobs and opportunities. She has weekly bookable 20 minute appointments in the Bridgeman Building that you can book on Careers Online.
- Exploring your career options if you are unsure what to do via a careers consultation.
- Mock interviews to help you prepare via a careers consultation.
- To book a careers consultation or mock interview, please call 01509 222 039.
- Email Deborah with any questions on firstname.lastname@example.org
Based in the Bridgeman building, Kate can support you with:
- Finding and applying for jobs, placements and opportunities.
- She has weekly bookable 20 minute appointments both in Bridgeman Building and within your departments that you can book on Careers Online.
- Kate will also send you tailored information to keep you updated with the latest relevant opportunities and events.
Room U2:10 Brockington Building
Phone: 01509 228329
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Key skills developed during your degree
- A broad commercial and cultural awareness of the media and creative industries;
- A flexible, creative and independent approach to tasks
- Critical analysis
- Initiation and development of creative work in writing, audio-visual or other electronic media
- The ability to work to a brief and meet deadlines
Approximately 60% of graduate roles are open to all disciplines. The links below are specific to Communication and Media Studies, if you would like information on other career areas, please visit the career areas section of our website.
Careers directly related to your degree:
- Advertising and Marketing
- Broadcasting TV/ Radio/ Film
- Social Media
Careers where degree would be useful:
- Event management
*You can also look at other course pages depending on other modules you have taken and/or are interested in*
Further study at Loughborough University:
The Social Sciences Department has four Postgraduate Taught Master's programmes that you can apply to:
- Global Media and Cultural Industries
- Digital Media and Society
- Media and Cultural Analysis
- Global Political Communication
You can also study for a research degree including a PhD (Post Honours Doctorate) or MPhil (Master of Philosophy). Further information can be found on the Department webpages.
Further study elsewhere:
Some areas of interest include:
Where do graduates go?
What do Loughborough Communication and Media Studies graduates do?
Destination details for 2018 graduates (under the new Graduate Outcomes survey) is due to be released in Spring 2020.
The following data represents the destinations of 2017 graduates from all undergraduate programmes within the Department of Social Sciences, of which Communication and Media Studies is one. To read career stories from graduates from the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences view our Graduate Profiles.
Six months after graduating in 2017…
Main activity: 95% of those available were in work or further study (UK students only).
Mean salary: £21,824 for full-time graduate level employment (UK students only).
Industry locations (professional level roles): 37% in London, 27% stayed in the East Midlands, 12% in the East of England, 10% in the West Midlands, 6% in the South East and 4% in Yorkshire & the Humber.
Industry sectors (professional level roles): 18% were in information and communication; 14% were in professional, scientific and technical activities; 12% were in education; 12% were in human health and social work activities; 10% were in public administration and 8% were in administrative and support services.
Atos, Boots, Brixton Prison, Care UK, CV-Library, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Essex Police, Explore Learning, Ford Motor Company, Grant Thornton, Hays Recruitment, Local Government, NHS, Santander, Sky, Warner Bros UK
Administrator, Account Executive, Digital Strategy Intern, Employment Support Worker, Field Sales Executive, Human Resources Graduate, Intelligence Researcher, Market Research Analyst, Police Officer, Recruitment Coordinator, Regional Account Manager, User Experience Executive
Further Study included:
MA Creative Writing, MSc Information Management and Business Technology, MSc Marketing, MA Advertising and Marketing, MSc Child Development, MA Law, MA Media and Public Relations, PGCE Secondary Education
Resources to research career areas
- Creative Choices - articles, job profiles, industry insights and advice for those interested in a career within theatre
- DLHE: destination of leavers of higher education data
- Graduate profiles: what did students who studied your subject do
- ScreenSkills: careers in film, TV, VFX and games
- PLOTR: Careers in Publishing and Consumer Media
- Prospects: marketing, advertising and PR careers
- Prospects: media and internet sector careers
- Prospects: options with a media degree
- Target jobs: media, journalism and publishing careers
There are a number of videos available providing you with first-hand accounts of certain careers; including information on industries, sectors, job roles and tips on how to get into specific roles.
Find work experience, placements and graduate jobs
Organisations that have graduate schemes directly related to Communication and Media:
- Creative Access
- Discovery (channel)
- Guardian Jobs
- Journalism Graduate and Trainee Schemes
- Media Beans
- MHP Communication
- NBC Universal
- Ofcom Graduate Training Scheme
- Publicis Group
- Warner Bros
- Many companies have a communications, PR and/or marketing related graduate schemes that you can apply for.
If you are looking for a career in communication and media, it’s important to remember there are many small and medium sized companies within this sector who will employ graduates, so it’s important to do your research and you could apply to them directly, it’s best to ask us for advice on how to do this.
Communication and Media specific websites: