Media and Communications — Global Media

Study mode:Online Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 8.92 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.9 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:6134 Duration:15 months

This course will provide an introduction to contemporary developments in the various media industries and cultures, and how these are shaped and affected by globalisation.

Semester 1

  • Media and Communication Theories
  • Researching Media and Communications: Methodologies
  • Media Audiences

Semester 2

  • Analysing Media Discourses
  • Media, Ethnicity and Nation
  • Media, Gender and Identity

Semester 3

  • Dissertation


  • The overall purpose of the programme is to educate those who would like to work in the Media and Communications industries, across the UK, and beyond.
  • The MA in Media and Communications / MA in Global Media aims at enabling students to:
  • Gain systematic and in depth knowledge of issues related to media and communications;
  • Understand key developments in the media and communications industries, associated with the logic of globalisation;
  • Explore the complex nature of the globalisation process, focusing on the emergence of both supra-national and sub-national developments;
  • Examine the relationship between new contexts of production and questions of collective culture and identity;
  • Research media in a succinct and thorough way;
  • Examine the relationship between media and political communication, sociology, psychology, ethnicity/nationalism, gender, and identity;
  • Identify key research agendas in the study of media, communication, globalisation, media audiences, nationalism, gender, and identity.
Bachelor or equivalentIELTS 5.5 or English Language Requirements IELTS band: 5.5 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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