University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Politics and the Mass Media

Students develop an advanced understanding of the relationship between the media and politics in contemporary societies. The programme uncovers the ways in which journalists and politicians attempt to set the political agenda or influence public opinion and also explores the ways in which the audiences, as public and as citizens, are involved in media as consumers and producers. Throughout the programme students will develop skills that directly enhance employability, including applying critical reviewing skills, giving presentations, plus data management, problem-solving, team-working and research design and implementation.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2.1), or equivalent; other qualifications are considered; IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component).

Course modules

Core modules: Political communication 1; research and methods in media and politics; political communication 2; masters level dissertation communication studies; optional modules: media and human rights; comparative peace processes; Europe and the world; public service broadcasting (MA); the international system; literacy and society; American independent cinema; political cinema; the international politics of the Mediterranean and the middle east; European cinema: aspects of realism.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,300 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 5,300 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

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