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MA in Global Media and Communication

Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

The ways in which media is produced and consumed are rapidly changing; as industry seeks to manage the challenges of a globalised and knowledge-driven economy, we are increasingly engaging with media
in all aspects of our lives. But media also concerns power and politics. This course will deepen your understanding of these complex dynamics and practices, preparing you for a career in this fast-changing industry.

You’ll explore the role of ideas, beliefs and values in media production and consumption. You’ll also learn how media products and content enable us to communicate creatively and effectively across global markets and cultural borders. By engaging with theory and research, you’ll consider how media can inform new kinds of professional practice and anticipate future developments.

Research, teamwork, and engagement with industry practices and debates form an integral part of the course. Engagement with industry professionals means you’ll have many opportunities to apply your knowledge to real-world examples and challenges. Our recent graduates have embarked on
careers in public relations, marketing, the media and creative industries, communications and NGOs around the world.

Application Fact File

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a humanities, media, business or related subject

English Language Requirements

Band B - IELTS 7.0

If you do not meet the English language requirements set by the University, and you are offered a place on the course, your offer will be conditional upon attending a pre-sessional English course.


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Application Deadlines

Places on postgraduate taught courses are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.

If you are an international applicant and need to obtain a student visa, you will need to leave plenty of time for this process.

For this reason, international applicants must submit their application by 31 July for courses that begin in September. If you are a UK or EU applicant, there are no deadlines for applications to postgraduate taught places.

Tuition Fees

(2016/17 rate)

Home/EU: Full-time £7,780, Part-time £3,890

Overseas: (band 1) Full-time £17,500, Part-time £8,750

Overseas: (band 2) Full-time £22,340, Part-time £11,170