University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Communications Policy

This course provides an overview of policy issues and processes in the media, information and telecommunications sectors. It draws on experience from Europe, the UK, the USA, Asia Pacific, Latin America and developing countries. The course encourages diversity and is designed to have international appeal.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2.1 or above) or equivalent, and/or have relevant professional experience. Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, or 250/600 TOEFL.

Course modules

Core modules: approaches to media and communication research; dissertation; political analysis of communications policy; option modules: Chinese media; development and communications policy; global media; media, activism and censorship; media audiences; media business strategy; political economy of communication; policies for convergence; sociology of news; study skills (no credits); technology and communications policy; theories of communication.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,250 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time day £ 850 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time day £ 1,500 per Credit module (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Harrow Harrow HA1 3TP South East

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