City, University of London

City, University of London

International Communications and Development

This course provides an interdisciplinary framework to understand and critically assess the role of communications for and in development projects.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree in social science discipline; other relevant subjects or relevant work experience may be accepted; if English is not a 1st Language, applicants require 1 of the following: a 1st degree from an overseas institution recognised by the university as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, GCE O-level/GCSE English language or English literature, grade C minimum, Cambridge ESOL CPE at grade C or above, an overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS with a minimum of 6.0 for each subtest, a score of 600 minimum (computer score 250) in the TOEFL, satisfactory standard in the verbal section of the Princeton Test (GMAT), US SAT with 500 in verbal performance, WELT with pass grades of BBC minimum, other evidence of proficiency in the English language which satisfies the board of studies concerned.

Course modules

Core modules: democratisation, information and communication; communication, culture and development; approaches to social research; dissertation; electives: media information markets; developments in communications policy; media and communications theories; international communications and conflict; representation and reception; transnational media and communication; globalising cities; analysing media discourses; media and human rights; transnational communications and transcultural studies; political sociology; issues in media and communications research; international organisations in global politics; NGO�s, human rights and the united nations system.

Assessment methods

Coursework and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Part-time day-release £ 3,800 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time day-release £ 6,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 7040 5060