University of Leicester
New Media and Society
The programme covers the history, growth and development of the internet and other related wired and wireless technologies, the different applications to which these technologies have been put, and their social and psychological impact upon users and societies; students study the legal, regulatory and other issues linked to the political-economy of the internet; the programme is international in perspective, examining global developments, but also offers more detailed examination at the local and regional level; it imparts knowledge and reflective practice that has relevance to local and regional contexts.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|MA||Distance learning||£ 9,635 per Whole course (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MA||Distance learning||£ 8,910 per Whole course (EU fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Distance learning||-||2 years|
|MA||Distance learning||£ 8,910 per Whole course (home fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Leicester||Leicester||LE1 7RH||East Midlands|
0116 252 5381