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This is for you if... you want to understand the relationship between the processes of globalisation and communications and how they shape our world.

Course description

By studying our MA in Global Media and Communication you will gain a comprehensive grounding in theories, perspectives and research relating to globalisation, global media and communications. Our course focuses on the political, economic and cultural dynamics of national and transnational media and communications.

You will critically examine the role of media and communications technology in shaping cultures and societies, influencing development processes and linking transnational communities. You will investigate how media and communications are central to the changing structures, boundaries and flows of our increasingly globalised world and look at the key influence of digital media and web-based cultures. Paying particular attention to global development and inequalities, you will also explore the ways in which communication processes can be seen to both widen and close the gap between the global ‘north’ and ‘south’.

On completing this course, you will have developed a critical understanding of the relationship between processes of globalisation, media and communications and their diverse impacts on social change, as well as the relationship between communication and development processes. You will have developed an understanding of the contemporary and historical processes shaping globalisation in the digital era, and you will acquire the necessary advanced analytical and research skills which will be essential for your dissertation project.

This postgraduate degree provides an excellent grounding for you to progress in a wide range of professions. Many of our graduates have returned to careers where the MA has allowed them to advancement to a higher position.

Careers and employability

Our course is specially designed so that you can develop an in depth knowledge of the field and a wide range of transferable skills. Successful completion of this course will enhance your employability and give you a strong competitive advantage in the job market.

Some of our recent graduates have gone onto to secure jobs in areas including new media organisations, press and broadcast organisations, international news agencies, government departments, advertising firms and public relations organisations.

Our course has a strong emphasis on research methods and training and therefore provides a solid foundation if you wish to continue to research at doctoral level.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.


Visit the Global Media and Communication - MA page on the University of Leicester website for more details!

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