By studying our MA in Global Media and Communication you will gain a comprehensive grounding in theories, perspectives and research relating to globalisation, global media and communications. Our course focuses on the political, economic and cultural dynamics of national and transnational media and communications.
You will critically examine the role of media and communications technology in shaping cultures and societies, influencing development processes and linking transnational communities. You will investigate how media and communications are central to the changing structures, boundaries and flows of our increasingly globalised world and look at the key influence of digital media and web-based cultures. Paying particular attention to global development and inequalities, you will also explore the ways in which communication processes can be seen to both widen and close the gap between the global ‘north’ and ‘south’.
On completing this course, you will have developed a critical understanding of the relationship between processes of globalisation, media and communications and their diverse impacts on social change, as well as the relationship between communication and development processes. You will have developed an understanding of the contemporary and historical processes shaping globalisation in the digital era, and you will acquire the necessary advanced analytical and research skills which will be essential for your dissertation project.
This postgraduate degree provides an excellent grounding for you to progress in a wide range of professions. Many of our graduates have returned to careers where the MA has allowed them to advancement to a higher position.
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.
Global Communications and Development
Theories of Globalisation and New Media
Media Research Methods
Global Media: Structures and Representations
Global Affairs: Actors, Communication and Culture
Plus your Media and Communication Dissertation
Choose two option modules from:
Media Audiences and Users
Researching Media and Public Communication
Digital Media, Online Persuasion and Behavioural Change
Critical Approaches to Data Analytics and the Digital Economy
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
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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