Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Media and Communications

The course combines theoretical and empirical study of the media including issues of media audiences together with the study of developments in information and communication technologies.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a media- or communications-related subject, preferably in the field of sociology; applicants with other qualifications or equivalent professional qualifications and that have considerable relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis; students whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in all areas); TOEFL paper-based test 580 (with a minimum of 4.5 in the test of written English); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with a minimum of 20 in reading, 20 in listening, 20 in speaking and 20 in writing); Pearson 58 (with a minimum of 51 in all subscores); or BrunELT 65 per cent (with a minimum of 60 per cent in all areas).

Course modules

Modules include: Creative industries; making web cultures; media audiences; qualitative methods in social and cultural research; global media; popular culture; issues and controversies in media and communications; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a mixture of essays, report writing, blog entries and online group work; students also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Brunel University London Uxbridge UB8 3PH South East

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