University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Diversity and the Media

This course explores the main ways in which social scientists analyse the role of the mass media in the social construction, representation and understanding of difference and social diversity and get a critical understanding of the social and media structures and journalistic practices that impact upon these processes. The course combines a portfolio of theory modules aimed to develop students knowledge and critical understanding of the processes of managing and making sense of cultural diversity, key issues in intercultural communication and of various aspects of the sociology of news with a number of practice-oriented modules intended to give them first hand experience in the practice of inclusive journalism.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2.1 or above) or relevant professional experience. Applications from candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed. Applicants must be able to write and speak fluent English. Candidates whose 1st language is not English require a IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum 6.5 in the writing element. Applicants taking the TOEFL equivalent should have 600 overall in the paper-based test (PBT) and 92 in the TOEFL internet-based test (IBT ), including at least 20 in the writing element. Applicants may additionally be asked to write 500 words on a topic assigned by the University.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2017 - 12 months

Campus details

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

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