Bournemouth University

Media and Communication

This flexible course gives you the chance to study communication and media theory at an advanced level. It will provide you with a highly employable set of skills, together with the ability to engage with theoretical concepts and display critical understanding and analysis. You can tailor this MA to suit your needs, with the option of a start date in September or January, and three exit points from the course, each leading to a different qualification: Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Master's degree in Media & Communication. Significantly, this MA also offers you the option of a 30-week professional placement within the communication or media sector, designed to enhance your employability after graduation. You will be offered a range of options, giving you the opportunity to focus on subjects that are of interest and relevance to you. This MA is underpinned by our practice-led research expertise, which allows you to develop your capability to engage with research and communicate your ideas in a variety of media, including text, video and audio. You will receive an iPad for the duration of your course to aid your learning and study.

Course modules

Core units: Communication Theory; Media in Transition; Research Methods in Media & Communication; Communicating Ideas; Exhibition; Master's Project.

Assessment methods

Master's Project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,000 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,750 per Whole course (Home/EU) 12 Months
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 14,000 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,750 per Whole course (Home/EU) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Talbot Campus BH12 5BB South West

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