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Media and Communications MA

City University London
Course summary
2 years
9,000 GBP
Full time
London
Next available date: September 2020 - London

Course description

Media and Communications MA

Media and Communications MA - a City University degree programme

MA in Media and Communications gives a thorough understanding of the communications sociology and methodological approaches in the research field. You will be able to develop critical skills in organisational research and initiatives.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Students will normally have a first or upper second class honours degree, although applications from students with significant professional experience in a related field of employment or research will be considered.

Other Suitable Qualifications

Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students

If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Science. The course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree.

  • UK postgraduate entry requirements for international students

If your first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required:
  • IELTS: an overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 for each sub-test)

INTO English Language Programmes

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree.Please click the links below for more information:
  • English for Postgraduate Study
  • Pre-sessional English

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study. /p>

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The Media and Communications MA course will appeal to you if you wish to achieve a broad study of the subject, either as preparation for a research degree, entry into employment in the wide realms of media and communications, or as a means of furthering your understanding if you are already working in the domain.

The course can lead to a wide variety of careers in broadcasting, press and telecoms networks, NGOs, the development sector and consultancies, advertising, marketing, politics, journalism, media management and regulatory agencies.

71% of City's 2011 Sociology graduates were in employment or further study within 6 months of completing their course. Job roles included:
  • Advertising and Marketing Executive
  • Fundraising, Campaigns and Appeal Organiser
  • Journalist
  • Media Planner
  • Public Relations Officer

Training Course Content

You can specialise in particular areas of interest (such as social media; globalisation; information society; identity and representation; media policy and politics), choosing from our extensive range of modules.

You take six taught modules on the Media and Communications MA course: three compulsory modules and three electives. You also take part in a dissertation workshop and produce a dissertation over the summer.


Core modules:
  • Media and Communication Theories
  • Research Practice Workshop Series
  • Dissertation.

Elective modules - Choose three from:
  • Developments in Communications Policy
  • Political Communication: Theories
  • Democratisation, Information & Communication
  • Representation and Reception
  • Transnational Media and Communication
  • Communication, Culture and Development
  • Feminisms and the media: representation, technology and change
  • The Information Society
  • Crime News and Media Justice
  • Celebrity
  • Political communication: Applications
  • Social media and engagement: from Theory to Practice.
NB. Elective modules choices are subject to availability.

Read the full 2014 programme specification.

Expenses

Fees

  • Full-time EU: £9,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £12,000

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City University London

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