City, University of London

City, University of London

International Communications and Development

This course is for students looking for an opportunity to explore the impact of media and communications on international policy and within sociological context. The course will appeal to students with a general interest in communication studies and cross-disciplinary interests in development studies, sociology and politics.

Entry requirements

Students will normally have a first or upper second class honours degree, although applications from students with significant professional experience in a related field of employment or research will be considered.

Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students:
Don't meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You'll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences and the Arts.

Course modules

Core modules:
Democratisation and Networked Communication SGM311 (30 credits); Research Workshop SGM302 (30 dredits); Communication, Culture and Development SGM312 (30 credits).
Dissertation (60 credits).
Elective modules:
Developments in Communication Policy SGM309 (15 credits);
Transnational Media and Communication SGM308 (15 credits);
Celebrity SGM314 (15 credits);
Development and World Politics IPM104 (15 credits);
Religion in Global Politics (IPM119) (15 credits);
Human Rights and the Transformation of World Politics IPM118 (30 credits);
Global Political Economy - Contemporary Approaches IPM116 (30 credits);
Evaluation Politics and Advocacy SGM309 (15 credits);
Analysing Crime SGM301 (30 credits);
Criminal Justice Policy and Practice (SGM303) (30 credits);
Victims: Policy and Politics SGM305 (15 credits);
Criminal Minds SGM304 (15 credits).

Assessment methods

The majority of postgraduate sociology modules are assessed by 100% coursework. However, some modules outside of the department may have different assessment methods so please check carefully. You are required to obtain a minimum pass mark of 50% in all assessment components. The dissertation of 15,000 words accounts for one-third of the total marks for the MA degree.

Sponsorship information

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit the City Finance website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time day-release September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time day-release September 2017 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time day-release September 2017 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time day-release September 2017 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time day-release September 2017 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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