University of Leeds

University of Leeds

International Communication

This programme will give you an understanding of how messages flow across borders in a globalised world (and how they relate to political, economic and cultural affairs). You will explore the concept of 'global media' and whether mass media inspire or simply report events. You will look at the role of social media in communications and how audiences around the world understand and consume global media products. Core modules will give you the context and theoretical knowledge to consider these questions, and you will choose from optional modules to focus on the areas that suit your interests or career aspirations. You could study war reporting, identity in the media, public relations and more, to gain the skills to thrive in a fast-paced and challenging sector.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree with a 2.1 in a social sciences or humanities subject. Slightly lower qualifications will only be accepted where there is evidence of relevant professional experience. If you do not meet the basic academic requirements or your background is not in humanities or social science subjects, please also include a statement in your application explaining why you should be offered a place. An IELTS Band Score 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in any skill area.

Course modules

Core modules: Communication and international affairs; media, culture and globalisation; dissertation and research methods. Optional modules include: 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; 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

Assessments can also take a variety of forms depending on the modules you choose. These will include exams and essays as well as group and individual presentations and project work, reports and case studies.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

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

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School of Media and Communication
Telephone number: 
0113 343 4192