University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Global Media

This course examines key developments in the media and communications industries associated with the logic of globalisation, and explores the complex nature of the globalisation process in the media.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2.1 or minimum grade point average (GPA ) of 3.00) in a humanities or social sciences discipline and or relevant professional experience. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed. Students should be able to write and speak fluent English. Applicants whose native language is not English should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 in listening to, speaking, reading and writing English or 250/600 TOEFL or equivalent (including 4.5 TWE). Applicants may additionally be asked to write 500 words on a topic assigned by the University.

Course modules

Semester 1: core modules: dissertation; global media; option modules: political analysis of communication policy; political economy of communication; study skills (no credits); technology and communications policy; theories of communication semester 2: core module: approaches to media and communication research; option modules; Chinese media; development and communications policy; media, activism and censorship; media audiences; media business strategy; policies for digital convergence; sociology of news.


Qualification Study mode 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

Campus details

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

Key information

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