City, University of London

City, University of London

Media and Communications

This interdisciplinary and innovative course is well suited to individuals who wish to extend, deepen, update and sharpen their knowledge and understand current developments in media and communications. It will also provide you with the confidence to undertake further studies related to your academic practice and support you disseminating this work. Through studying this course you will develop a thorough grounding in the social, economic, political and policy context of media and communications. Our programme aims to provide you with a wide range of in-depth knowledge of contemporary issues in media and communications. Through a range of modules you will gain an advanced understanding of recent developments and current debates in media and communications. You will learn the methodological approaches and tools to effectively research in the field. Using these skills you will explore an aspect of theory or practice in depth through the literature and/or empirical evidence and make recommendations to improve and develop current understanding.

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.
Other Suitable Qualifications;
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:

Media and Communication Theories (30 credits);
Research Workshop (30 credits);
Transnational Media and Communication (30 credits);
Dissertation (60 credits).
Elective Modules:

Developments in Communication Policy (15 credits);
Democratisation and Networked Communication (30 credits);
Communication, Culture and Development (30 credits);
Celebrity (15 credits);
Global Cultural Industries (15 credits);
Analysing Crime (30 credits);
Researching Criminal Justice (30 credits);
Victims: Policy and Politics (15 credits);
Criminal Minds (15 credits). NB. Elective modules choices are subject to availability.

Assessment methods

The majority of postgraduate sociology modules are assessed by 100% coursework and some modules also involve group presentations and small reports. 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

Graduate Loyalty Discount: The School of Arts & Social Sciences offer a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduates. Please see our website for scholarships available or Turkish, Malaysian, German and other international students.

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 September 2017 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time 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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