Social Media Management BA (Hons)

3-Year Bachelor's Degree

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Create engaging content from video to graphics. Manage social media channels and develop strategies and campaigns for brands, using analytics to grow and engage your audience. Build skills as a content creator and excel in a career in social media.


Almost every employer, from Nike to Netflix, has a social media presence. Develop the skills and experience you need to meet the growing demand for social media managers across a wide range of industries, and learn how to grow and engage your audiences as a content creator.

You’ll experiment with your own social media channels, and grow and engage your own digital communities. Learn to create engaging content and use analytics and attribution to prove impact and understand your audience. Develop social media strategies and organic and paid campaigns, combining integrated communications approaches across public relations and digital marketing.  And delve into ideas about how to communicate, influence and persuade, and explore what makes content shareable and engaging.

Throughout the course, you’ll get hands-on experience, including managing social media channels and planning social media and PR campaigns and strategies for real clients. You’ll also undertake a week-long placement, building contacts and connections in the industry.

You’ll study a degree with multiple accreditations; our public relations modules are accredited by the CIPR, the industry’s leading body, while the Media Law module is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). You can graduate with an extra qualification from the NCTJ, proving you are legally and ethically safe to publish content.

By the end of this course, you’ll have the skills, knowledge and experience you need to pursue a career in social media, content and communications, whether that’s as an employee, a content creator, freelancer or digital nomad, or business owner and entrepreneur.

Why us?

  • Work alongside our RTS and CIPR award-winning content creators, media law experts, and public relations practitioners who have industry experience with companies including Sky, Grazia, The Guardian and Daily Mirror
  • Superb industry contacts with regular masterclasses, educational trips and links with YouTube and Twitch entertainment company The Yogscast
  • Cutting-edge kit and facilities including high-end video, stills and 360 cameras, photography studios, radio studios, mediaHUB newsroom, gaming and VR facilities, 4K TV studio for livestreaming, 200-seater cinema
  • Our Media & Film Studies courses (which include BA (Hons) Social Media Management) are ranked 11th in the UK (The Guardian University league tables, 2022) 
  • Modules ‘Introduction to PR Theory and Practice’; ‘Practical Public Relations: Strategy and Theory’; and ‘Advanced Public Relations’ are accredited by the CIPR, the industry’s leading body
  • Opportunities to meet staff from BBC Newcastle and Tyne & Wear TV, and get involved with international award-winning Spark Sunderland community radio, all based in our dedicated Media Centre
  • Career and entrepreneurial development support and opportunities from Sunderland Futures, the Marketing Hub and Enterprise Place. Our graduates currently have social media, community management, public relations and content creation roles at Ubisoft, Tombola, Sunderland City Council, SAFC, Rangers TV, What Culture, Stylist, MTV, Elle and more

Course structure

Over the three-year degree you’ll develop the skills, knowledge and personal attributes that employers are looking for, as you work both individually and as part of a community to develop your experience and confidence. You’ll take part in lectures, workshops, practical projects, client-briefs and presentations, and you’ll also write essays, case studies and critical reflections.

In your first year, you’ll realign your understanding of social media as a professional business tool. You’ll learn introductory content creation and analytics skills and use them to create content and analyse performance across a wide range of social and community platforms. You’ll also learn introductory public relations skills, study media law to ensure you are safe to publish, take a module in journalism to understand essential written communication skills, and take a module in media theory to understand the current debates around digital media.

In your second year, you’ll continue to build on your existing skills, creating social media strategies and campaigns for real clients, taking your public relations skills to the next level, learning about data analysis and visualisation for both content creation and social media reporting, and taking a module in short-form video production. You’ll also go on a work placement and take an optional module of your choice.

In the final year, you’ll draw on all of your theoretical and practical social media knowledge and skills to create a social media management project of your choice, which you’ll complete over the course of the academic year. You’ll also consolidate your existing PR skills, complete your training in online community engagement, and take a module in e-commerce video production to complete your degree. By the end of your degree, you’ll have a wide range of skills across social media, content creation and public relations, and will have a body of existing work and work experience to support your transition into your social media career.

Assessments include practical projects, critical reflections, case studies, essays and presentations. There is also a Media Law exam as part of the NCTJ certificate.

Part-time study

If you study this course on a part-time basis, you will typically complete 40-80 credits in a year, rather than the 120 credits of full-time students. All modules are taught during the daytime and you will be studying alongside full-time students.

Final year (national level 6):

Core modules:

  • Advanced Community Engagement (20 credits)

Develop your understanding of user behavior within the context of digital communities and community engagement. Analyse how social media platforms serve as listening and outreach tools for building awareness and promoting issues, as well functioning as sources of valuable data-generation. Develop skills to leverage social media applications as powerful alternatives to mainstream communication channels.

  • Advanced Public Relations (20 credits)

Learn about the economic value of corporate reputation and goodwill along with the implications for corporate responsibility and community relations. Continue to develop your practical skills in a wide range of PR techniques, including speechwriting and acting as a spokesperson.

  • Social Media Management Practical Project (40 credits)

Create a substantial social media strategy and management project, in a culmination of the community management, content production and digital communication skills developed throughout your course. Generate an original idea for a social media management project suitable for a client, brand or media organisation of your choice. Build and engage with audiences throughout the production and the dissemination of your project.

  • Branded Content and E-Commerce Video (20 credits)

Increase your awareness and knowledge of branded content and current trends in ecommerce. Further develop your video production skills for a growth area of employment and freelance enterprise. Work on live briefs which will enhance the skills needed to work with clients and build commercial relationships. Learn how to produce a video marketing strategy for an external client and plan, budget and produce a range of branded video content for a business.

Optional module (choose one) (20 credits)

Choose one from a range of modules including: Broadcast Sports Reporting; Advanced Fashion Styling; Narrative Documentary Podcasting; High-end Video Project; E-Commerce Fashion Journalism.


You’ll study in the David Puttnam Media Centre, which has a 4K TV studio and gallery which you will use for live-streaming on social media. You also have access to radio studios, video editing suites, gaming and VR facilities. You can get involved in award-winning community radio station, Spark Sunderland which is based in the building, and create online and social media content for our fashion, news, sport and culture websites in our mediaHUB. You can also join our CineClub which screens films in our 200-seater cinema.

Career ready

This degree will equip you with the skills you need to be a social media manager across a wide range of businesses and organisations – working in social media means you can work in almost any sector that you’re interested in, or you can choose to work for yourself.

You’ll also have the skills and qualities to pursue a career in other social media, content creation, community management and public relations roles, and you’ll have work experience and a media law qualification to help set you apart.

Graduates working in social media and PR have been employed by companies including Ubisoft, Tombola, Sunderland City Council, SAFC, Rangers TV, What Culture, Stylist, MTV, Elle and more.

Real-world experience, right on-campus

During the course, you’ll be working on live briefs for real clients, developing social media campaigns and strategies, PR campaigns and branded video marketing campaigns.

In our mediaHUB you can create social content and develop strategies for our public-facing fashion, sport, news and culture websites and award-winning community radio station Spark.

You also have the opportunity to get involved in the Marketing Hub which matches students with marketing clients. You can get support from The Enterprise Place to develop your own social media business ideas with office space and funding.

Superb industry links

The academics teaching you on this course are RTS and CIPR award-winning content creators, media law experts, public relations practitioners, tv producers, journalists and industry researchers, and have excellent relationships across a broad range of social media, fashion, sport, PR and media industries.

We have links with Rich Keith from Yogscast who also runs influencer marketing company Fourth Floor. Our faculty’s visiting professors also include video and e-commerce entrepreneur Dr Alex Connock and Good Morning Britain news editor Neil Thompson.

Work placements

You will complete a week-long placement in the second year but you can get support from our dedicated careers team Sunderland Futures to set up work experience, get an industry mentor and even find relevant paid work at any time during your degree. We regularly get offers for our students to take on placements and internships and work on CV-boosting projects. We’ve had opportunities to work with travel bloggers, create social media campaigns for stately homes, create videos for food companies and much more.

Create and build live real-world social media

During the degree, you’ll work on creating content and strategies for your own social media channels and communities, as well as projects for real clients. Have a look at North East brunch Insta channel BrunchNE1 which was featured in Living North’s “one-to-follow” section, Twitch stream ImpliedLies, and online community What the Flix which helps viewers find the best shows on Netflix – all created by our current students as part of their studies.


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The university offers three different student residential buildings, all of which are within walking distance from the university campuses. All students that are residing in these buildings can take advantage of the free transport that the university offers. What is more, all the dorms are equipped with facilities like fridge, Shower, toilet facilities, Wi-Fi, bed Wardrobe, Washbasin and mirror, as well as car parking and bicycle storage.
The first student residence of the university is called Scotia Quay that costs up to £95.50 per week. Each room is suitable for up to 5 students. the second one is named Panns Bank costs about £77.79 a week and is also suitable for families of four. Lastly, Clanny House also costs around £77.79 per week and is suitable for couples as well as single students.

After Graduation

All the students have the opportunity to seek help from The Careers and Employability Service, a team dedicated to helping students find proper and suitable employment either during or after their education.
Students are encouraged to take on part-time vocational roles in order to gain perspective on the reality of the labor market and also earn extra cash. As a matter of fact, the university helps and guides them during this process. It helps students find part-time jobs that do not impact their studies or temporary jobs that can be done during vacations and breaks. Students also have the chance to take part in paid or unpaid internships and job placements that are related to their field of study.
The Careers and Employability Service also helps students with finding employment after graduation. They help students with the resumes, CVs, job applications and job interviews.


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Social Media Management BA (Hons)


3-Year Bachelor's Degree

The University of Sunderland in England

United Kingdom

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