Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Mass Communications

LJMU's Mass Communications MA investigates the significance of media forms, the systems within which they operate and the challenges they face. - Develop exceptional transferable skills such as presentation, communication and interpersonal skills, skills in creative and analytical writing, organisation and time management - Study a course designed for students from a wide range of academic or vocational backgrounds, including social media managers, public relations and journalism - Follow a curriculum delivered by academic staff with a proven record in research and teaching - Join the cultural workforce with an understanding of how changes in policy and the politics of culture effect communication Media industries and their content are often subject to scrutiny and debates concerning their communicative power and influence, professional practice, ethics and law. Studying enduring issues such as the impact of mass media on audiences will equip you for a career in the industry. The year-long Research Methods module introduces important methodological approaches pertinent to the study of Mass Communications and provides you with a grounding in key skills required for study at Masters level.

Entry requirements

MA: You will need: a minimum second class honours degree in a Humanities or Social Science related discipline or industry experience in a relevant sector such as PR, marketing and journalism. Exceptionally, the requirements of a good second class honours degree may be waived where past experience has made the applicant suitable for the programme Additional information: If you do not have a degree, a minimum of five years work experience in the field of public relations, journalism, information officers, librarians, marketers, social media managers, social scientists and civil servants will be considered IELTS English language requirement: 6.0-6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component) Pearson requirements: 50-57 RPL is accepted on this programme If you have any specific queries, please contact Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team ( for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages:

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning. Core Modules Theories Concepts and Debates in Mass Communications (30 credits) Mass Communication: Research Methods (30 credits) Digital Cultures (30 credits) New Media: Policy and Practice (30 credits) Mass Communications Dissertation (60 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. You will engage in a range of assessments, from standard essays (both tutor directed and student directed), to presentations, critical reviews of websites, various blog entries and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 13,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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