Northumbria University

Northumbria University, Newcastle

Mass Communication Management

**Are you interested in the decisions that managers make to respond to constant change in the cultural and creative industries? Do you want to learn more about the business models of firms like Netflix, Vice and Google, and about the challenges and opportunities faced by public communicators in the evolving digital landscape?** Mass Communications Management at Northumbria offers you an exciting opportunity to study the issues and trends across mass communication platforms such as TV, radio, newspaper, movies, music, PR, advertising and social media. You'll recognise how all these platforms are connected, and how they relate to ideas and problems of society in national and global contexts. You'll develop awareness of the media and communication industries in the 21st century, through research-informed and practical learning activities aimed at advancing your knowledge of how communications are produced, distributed and consumed. Applying academic theory to a range of real-world issues, this course also includes training in cultural management, enterprise and leadership, providing you with the skills and confidence to succeed in the mass communication industry. The Advanced Practice course offers the opportunity for a real-world placement to gain valuable work experience and employability skills. We will endeavour to support those who prefer this option to source opportunities and to perfect their CV, but ultimately the onus of responsibility is on the student to locate and secure the internship and this is a competitive process.

Entry requirements

MSc: Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent. International qualifications If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry English Language requirements International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*). *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Course modules

For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at www.northumbria.ac.uk

Assessment methods

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MSc Full-time with advanced practice September 2019 - 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 - 16 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus NE1 8ST North East

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01914060901