University of Leicester

University of Leicester

New Media, Governance and Democracy

This programme examines the developments that have occurred around the world in the provision of electronic government. You will examine the political, economic and social reasons for the establishment of e-government and study online government developments in the wider context of debates about e-democracy and the civic engagement of citizens. You will consider the establishment of e-government against the rapid spread and adoption of new information and communication technologies. We will also discuss the importance of e-government in offsetting growing political alienation and distrust of politicians and governments. 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. 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

At least a 2.1 Honours degree in any discipline, though a social science degree would be particularly relevant; applicants without a 1st degree, demonstrating other relevant qualifications and or experience may also be considered; an entry assignment may be required. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent may be required if English is not an applicant's 1st language.

Course modules

Modules include: 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; political communication; e-governance and e-democracy: theory and practice. Plus a dissertation if 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

These include written assignments; examination; a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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 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
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (EU) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (England) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (International) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (EU) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (England) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (International) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 9,310 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

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Key information

Contact: 
College of Social Science Distance Learning Team
Telephone number: 
0116 252 7575