MA Mass Communications

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    MA 1 year full-time/part-time

Course Description

For this course you must complete a series of units that address the central issues and concepts informing the study of the media in a culturally diverse environment as the nowadays society.

The course offers units dealing with fundamental principles and topics of the subject area (e.g. Current research in mass communications; Media institutions, structure and policies; and Research Methods in the area of media); and a core unit focuses on international development.

The course includes a final self-directed independent study project, in the form of a dissertation based on a research project. It is this project work that provides you with the opportunity to tailor the course to your own interests (subject to staff supervisory expertise).

Why choose this course?

  • Study the theories, which underpin the practice of media and communication, and discuss theoretical aspects of media through a range of case studies.
  • Apply knowledge of the media and its cultural forms to the analysis of contemporary issues
  • Employ skills in critical analysis, research, and communication as well as an array of generic and creative skills to propose solutions to contemporary issues in mass communications
  • Develop and employ strong academic skills in research and critical thinking, problem solving and analysis.
  • Apply knowledge of cultural and media processes to the examination of policy and ethical issues, whether in the public domain or in other aspects of democratic participation and citizenship.
  • Acquire skills needed to continue your studies and progress into MPhil and PhD.

Entry Requirements

UK applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

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Programme Funding

There are numerous sources of funding available for postgraduate students, both from external sources such as the Government and from the University.

Student Destinations

The qualification will be of value to anyone seeking employment in the media. The media industry is a rapidly changing field and an understanding of the ways in which the media can be analysed is an important transferable skill.

The project work on the course provides the opportunity to make professional and industry contacts and develop specialist knowledge of specific areas of the media.

Typical areas that Mass Communications graduates find work in include broadcasting, journalism, education, development, arts administration, photography, theatre, research, PR and advertising, design, writing.

Students will be encouraged to identify their strengths, interests and development needs in relation to the practices and conventions of both the media industry and of scholarship and research.

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