University of Leicester
Our course provides students with a thorough grounding in the theories, approaches and research necessary for studying, analysing, and understanding media and communication processes in both national and global contexts. Building on a comprehensive overview of the history of the study of media and communication, the course enables students to critically engage with contemporary debates on the social, political and cultural roles of media and communication in modern societies. Emphasis is given to training in the full range of quantitative and qualitative methods and approaches necessary for analysing all aspects of the communication process, from media organisations, media professionals and production to media content, audiences and cultural consumption.
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.
Core modules: contemporary issues in media and cultural studies; processes and structures in mass communications; the study of mass media audience; research methods and management i; research methods and management ii; dissertation. Option modules (2 from the following): global affairs, communication and power; news management, communication and social problems; critical approaches to consumer culture; technology, culture and power: global perspectives; film as mass communication; the digital economy; international political communication; global cinema; media and religion; media and conflict; researching social media; law, media and communication; media, communication and politics in the European context; media as technology; digital journalism.
These include essays, research methods assignments, and a dissertation of 15,000-18,000 words.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgCert||Distance learning||£ 4,455 per Whole course (home fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Distance learning||£ 4,820 per Whole course (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Distance learning||£ 4,455 per Whole course (EU fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 15,195 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|MA||Distance learning||£ 8,910 per Whole course (home fees)||2 years|
|MA||Distance learning||£ 9,635 per Whole course (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MA||Distance learning||£ 8,910 per Whole course (EU fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Leicester||Leicester||LE1 7RH||East Midlands|
0116 252 5381