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International Communications and Development MA

City, University of London Department of Sociology

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

About the course

Explore the impact of media and communications on international policy and within a sociological context with this world-class MA.

Who is it for?

This course is for students looking to explore international development through a communications lens as well as to assess the role that the media play in development and policy making.

At a time when ideas about freedom of expression, democracy, human rights and access to natural and material resources guide development projects across the world, the question about the role of media and communications for social change becomes ever more pertinent. As a result, this MA will particularly appeal to you if you have an interest in communication studies and cross-disciplinary interests in development studies, sociology and politics.



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Entry Requirements

You should have a first or second-class honours degree in any subject. However, applications are also welcome from those with experience in the media, information or communication sectors. An equivalent qualification from an overseas university will be considered.

No formal training in economics is required.

Course Content

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Student Profile(s)

Kawtar Bennouna

Kawtar Bennouna is the Student Representative of the International Communications and Development MA

Why did you choose to study at City University London?

The course offered by City is the perfect match of the two fields I am particularly interested in. And I wanted to enrich my previous undergraduate studies in my home country by studying in London.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

I enjoy studying within a truly international environment and receiving exhaustive feedback on my coursework.

What has been your favourite module and why?

My favorite module has been Social media and engagement. It is an innovative course with interesting case studies and projects.

What has been a highlight of your course so far?

The high standard and enthusiastic teaching, meeting incredible friends, and living in the most beautiful and cosmopolitan city in the world.

What do you plan to do after you graduate?

After I graduate, I intend to work and want to apply the theoretical knowledge I learned to real-life situations. I am mainly interested in working in communications and sales.

I have enjoyed being the Student Representative of the International Communications and Development MA and the university has provided me with a truly enriching and stimulating environment. Both the program and the activities I engaged in gave me more confidence. I feel prepared for the professional world.


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