University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Globalisation and Communications

Course covers theories, perspectives and research related to globalisation and communications; core focus includes major political, economic and cultural developments and impact of information and communication technologies.

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 may also be considered.

Course modules

Core: transnational relations and communications; theories of globalisation and new media; graduate seminar: identities and boundaries; research methods and management 1; research methods and management 2; 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.

Assessment methods

Teaching is by a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. Assessment is by means of essays, research methods assignments, and a dissertation of 15,000-18,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
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

Campus details

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

Key information

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0116 252 5381