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    I am looking to study media and communications at University. After this course, I would like to specialise in Marketing or Advertising. Would it be better to go straight in to an Advertising or Marketing course or still go the Media and Communications route. Thank you.
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    I am looking to study media and communications at University. After this course, I would like to specialise in Marketing or Advertising. Would it be better to go straight in to an Advertising or Marketing course or still go the Media and Communications route. Thank you.
    Hey MeganKatherine

    I currently study Business Management and Marketing so hopefully I may be able to help you out!

    It's great to hear that you have an idea of what you would like to do after you graduate, this is a good basis to compare courses.
    On most university websites, they will tell you the sorts of jobs that graduates have gone on to do, my advice would be to compare the different courses and look to see what interests you the most.

    When I was looking at courses, I chose between doing Marketing as a straight course or studying a joint honours which involves Business Management. I eventually chose to do the joint honours option as I wanted to still have quite a broad range of options when I graduated.

    I think it's also important to take a look at potential internship/placement opportunities, these are great ways to dip your toe into the industry and means that if you don't enjoy a particular element to the industry, you'll find out before you graduate!

    Hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions

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    (Original post by MeganKatherine)
    I am looking to study media and communications at University. After this course, I would like to specialise in Marketing or Advertising. Would it be better to go straight in to an Advertising or Marketing course or still go the Media and Communications route. Thank you.
    Hi MeganKatherine


    I think it really depends on the sort of work you would like to go into after your degree, is there a reason you were thinking of starting with media and communications and then progressing to marketing or advertising?

    I don't know if I could say whether one option is better than the other, but I did my undergraduate degree in journalism and then a postgraduate degree in digital marketing so I feel you're in a similar position to what I was.

    I've found that the journalism aspect has really helped me to develop effective copywriting skills and encouraged me to be creative in my ideas. On the other hand, sometimes I wish I had a much sounder knowledge of marketing theories and strategies which I would have gained had I done a marketing undergraduate instead.

    All I'd advise is to look at the content of courses you are applying for and seeing if these fit with your long term plans and to pick what you think is going to benefit your career more.

    I hope this helps in some way. Let me know how you're getting on and if you have any questions, I'm more than happy to help!

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    Hi MeganKatherine


    I think it really depends on the sort of work you would like to go into after your degree, is there a reason you were thinking of starting with media and communications and then progressing to marketing or advertising?

    I don't know if I could say whether one option is better than the other, but I did my undergraduate degree in journalism and then a postgraduate degree in digital marketing so I feel you're in a similar position to what I was.

    I've found that the journalism aspect has really helped me to develop effective copywriting skills and encouraged me to be creative in my ideas. On the other hand, sometimes I wish I had a much sounder knowledge of marketing theories and strategies which I would have gained had I done a marketing undergraduate instead.

    All I'd advise is to look at the content of courses you are applying for and seeing if these fit with your long term plans and to pick what you think is going to benefit your career more.

    I hope this helps in some way. Let me know how you're getting on and if you have any questions, I'm more than happy to help!

    Matt - NTU PG TSR Rep

    I was looking at doing Media and Communications at University just in case I fell in love with another aspect of Media. I would regret it if I chose one specific pathway and Just didn't want to do it anymore.
 
 
 
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