University of Leicester

University of Leicester

New Media and Society

This programme will give you the opportunity to examine in depth new media technologies and their impact and influences on society, culture, politics and economics at a global and national level. The 1st year, which is common to all our media and communication distance learning courses, will provide you with a thorough grounding in the origins, theoretical development and research methods used in the study of media and communication. Specialist modules explore the history, growth and development of the internet and other related technologies, the different applications to which new communication technologies have been put, and their social and psychological impact upon users and societies. You will examine the legal and regulatory factors relating to new media and society as well as the issues linked to the politics, sociology and social psychology of the internet. The degree is international in perspective, examining global developments, but will also offer you a more detailed examination at the local and regional level. This degree will equip you with the critical and practical skills that will enable you to understand, analyse and produce advanced research assignments.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in any discipline, though a social science degree would be particularly relevant; applicants who do not have a 1st degree, but who can demonstrate other relevant qualifications and or experience are also considered. If English is not an applicant's 1st language they may be required to provide evidence of their English language ability (e.g. IELTS 6.5).

Course modules

Core modules: key issues and approaches in media study; media history and social regulation; media in global context; communications and globalisation; investigating media; media industries: convergence, divergence; professional practices; audience and reception; the political economy of the new media; communication, technology and society. Plus a dissertation if students are studying for the MA.
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 there are 5 written assignments and 1 examination; in year 2 there are 4 written assignments and a dissertation of 12000-15000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 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 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 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 (Scotland) 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 (Wales) 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 (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 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 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 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 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 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
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
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Wales) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (EU) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (England) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 10,070 per Whole course (International) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (EU) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (England) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Wales) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 10,070 per Whole course (International) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (EU) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (England) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 10,070 per Whole course (International) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Whole course (Wales) 18 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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