The MA in Mass Communications provides a thorough grounding in the theories, approaches and research necessary for the study of media and communication processes in both the national and global contexts. The course combines an overview of the history and development of communication research with a critical analysis of current theories in the field.
You will analyse key areas in mass communication including media production, organisation and control, news in the local, national and global context, media/new media roles and the political process, communication policy and regulation, and cross-national media and communication systems.
This course will enable you to engage critically with contemporary debates surrounding the social, political and cultural roles of media and communication in modern societies. You will investigate the quantitative and qualitative methods and approaches necessary for analysing all aspects of the communication process, from media organisations, media professionals and production to media content, audiences and cultural consumption.
This postgraduate degree will equip you with the advanced analytical skills and knowledge you need to progress your professional career or to pursue further academic study in the rapidly expanding field of media and communication research.
2:1 degree or equivalent professional qualification.
We can give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field.
English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Contemporary Issues in Media and Cultural Studies
Mass Communication Theory
Media Audiences and Users
Media Research Methods
Researching Media and Public Communication
Plus your Media and Communication Dissertation
Choose two option modules from:
Digital Media, Online Persuasion and Behavioural Change
Critical Approaches to Data Analytics and the Digital Economy
Global Communications and Development
Global Affairs: Actors, Communication and Culture
Strategic Communications Management
Advertising and Promotion in the Digital Age
Health Communication in a Global Context
UK and EU Students
This is the total course fee.
Starting in September 2021 or January 2022 MA: £8,190
If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place.
This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.
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