University of Leicester
New Media, Governance and Democracy
Students study the developments that have occurred around the world in the provision of electronic government; the programme examines the political, economic and social reasons for the establishment of e-government and examines online government developments in the wider context of debates about e-democracy and the civic engagement of citizens; students study the establishment of e-government against the rapid spread and adoption of new information and communication technologies; applicants study the importance of e-government in offsetting growing political alienation and distrust of politicians and governments.
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.
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.
These include written assignments; examination; a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|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|
|PgDip||Distance learning||£ 8,910 per Academic year (home fees)||18 months|
|PgDip||Distance learning||£ 9,635 per Academic year (overseas fees)||18 months|
|PgDip||Distance learning||£ 8,910 per Academic year (EU fees)||18 months|
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College of Social Science Distance Learning Team
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