Masters | Postgraduate Course - Mass Communications MA Course Details within Liverpool John Moores University

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Mass Communications MA

Study Details

MA: 1 year full-time

LJMU's Mass Communications MA investigates the significance of media forms, the systems within which they operate and the challenges they face.

  • Develop exceptional transferable skills such as presentation, communication and interpersonal skills, skills in creative and analytical writing, organisation and time management
  • Study a course designed for students from a wide range of academic or vocational backgrounds, including social media managers, public relations and journalism
  • Follow a curriculum delivered by academic staff with a proven record in research and teaching
  • Join the cultural workforce with an understanding of how changes in policy and the politics of culture effect communication

Media industries and their content are often subject to scrutiny and debates concerning their communicative power and influence, professional practice, ethics and law.

Module details

Core Modules
Theories Concepts and Debates in Mass Communications
Mass Communication: Research Methods
Digital Cultures 
New Media: Policy and Practice
Mass Communications Dissertation

Entry Requirements

You will need:

  • a minimum second class honours degree in a Humanities or Social Science related discipline


  • industry experience in a relevant sector such as PR, marketing and journalism. Exceptionally, the requirements of a good second class honours degree may be waived where past experience has made the applicant suitable for the programme

Programme Funding

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Student Destinations

LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2017) of our postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduation. Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.

Engagement with this vibrant and innovative programme of study will provide you with a portfolio of skills that will be valuable for working in a range of media industries. The postgraduate research training that is integral to this course will also enable you to pursue further study at doctoral level.

Former students who have studied Mass Communications at LJMU have gone on to work in advertising, marketing, public relations, arts administration, publishing, industry, retail, leisure, charitable organisations, management, educational administration, accountancy, the social services, teaching and the Civil Service.

You may also pursue a career in broadcasting (radio or television), digital media and public relations.