University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Communication and Media

This diverse programme addresses the cultural, social, political and economic questions in media and communications. Taught by leading researchers in the field, you�ll gain an insight into the complexities of the global media landscape. If you�re already working in the communications and media industries, or want to deepen your understanding of the role communication plays in society, then this programme offers a multidisciplinary approach to the complex relationships between media and communications, people and organisations in global societies. Core modules will give you the theoretical background to examine areas such as representation, media and power, the public sphere and audiences. You�ll explore how these principles relate to topical issues. Then you�ll focus on aspects of the subject that interest you, when you choose optional modules on topics such as the international film industry, public relations, communication in development contexts, or political communication.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2.1 in a social sciences or humanities subject. Relevant professional experience will also be considered. Applications based on degrees in subjects that are not social sciences or humanities will be considered on an individual basis by the programme leader. It is recommended that if you do not have a degree in social sciences or humanities, you submit a brief personal statement explaining why you should be offered a place on the programme. An IELTS Band Score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in any skill area.

Course modules

Core modules: critical issues in media and communication, media and communication theory, dissertation and research methods. Optional modules: public relations, culture and society; international film industries; politics and the media; the cultural history of promotional communication; new media cultures; identity, culture and technology; urban narratives; cinematic and photography; theoretical perspectives: culture, creativity and entrepreneurship; critical studies in visual communication; television narrative; feminism, identity and media; the media and democratisation: global perspectives; innovations in political communication; communication and public opinion; communication and development; cultures of contemporary photography.

Assessment methods

We use various methods to assess your progress, depending on the modules you choose. These could include essays, presentations, project work and reports, case studies and in-course assessment of your contribution to group tasks.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 2,750 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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