University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Mass Communications

The programme integrates critical theory in media and communication studies with issues of policy and professional practices across a range of media industries. This degree will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the historical development and key approaches to the study of media, culture and communication. You will gain a comprehensive grounding in the theories and research necessary for studying, analysing, and understanding media and communication processes in both national and global contexts. It will examine a wide range of questions in media and communications such as the changing social uses of media; media production, organisation and control; issues of management, training and ethics in media practice and media regulation. The course will equip you with the advanced critical and analytical skills in media and social theory and develop your independent learning and research expertise.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent; preference given to students with good 1st degrees in a social science; non-graduates with other relevant qualifications and or experience are considered. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not an applicant's 1st language.

Course modules

Current modules: key issues and approaches in media study; media history and social regulation; media in a global context; communications and globalisation; investigating media; media industries-convergence, divergence; professional practices; audience and reception; 2 option modules from a choice of approximately 10; plus a dissertation (12-15,000 words).
Please note: due to regular enhancement of the university's courses, please refer to Leicester's own website or/and terms and conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information.

Assessment methods

In Year 1 you will complete 5 written assignments and 1 examination. In Year 2 you will complete 4 written assignments and a dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,880 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,880 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 10,070 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 10,070 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Full-time April 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time April 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time April 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time April 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time April 2017 GBP 15,880 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time April 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 10,070 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 4,655 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 4,655 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 4,655 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 4,655 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 4,655 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 5,035 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 4,655 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 4,655 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 4,655 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 4,655 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 4,655 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 5,035 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning April 2017 GBP 4,655 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning April 2017 GBP 4,655 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning April 2017 GBP 5,035 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning April 2017 GBP 4,655 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning April 2017 GBP 4,655 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning April 2017 GBP 4,655 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 10,070 per Whole course (International) 20 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 20 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Scotland) 20 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Wales) 20 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (EU) 20 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (England) 20 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 10,070 per Whole course (International) 20 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 20 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Scotland) 20 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (EU) 20 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Wales) 20 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (England) 20 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (EU) 20 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (England) 20 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 10,070 per Whole course (International) 20 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 20 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Scotland) 20 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Wales) 20 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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