This Master’s is an innovative programme which addresses current theories, practice and research surrounding the relationship between media and development. Graduates have gone on to work in a range of fields including humanitarian communication, NGO communications, development journalism, media development, journalism and academia.
At the heart of the degree are two unique compulsory modules combining theory and practice: Media and International Development and Media and Development in Practice. Students may also choose from a wide range of specialist optional modules and training courses (eg Ethnographic Film-making for Development Professionals run by Postcode Films).
“I am proud to be a product of this department because the skills acquired are being applied in my present position at the United Nations. Due to my training at UEA, I now understand the complexities of the role of the media, especially in peacekeeping operations in the world.” - Public Information Officer, United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission, DR Congo
"I am really applying what I studied at UEA to my job, especially about communication for development. So most of the time when am working I remember our classes and smile." - Assistant Communication Officer, UNICEF, Nairobi.
"This MA has been just brilliant. I get to use a lot of what I learnt at my job but more importantly, also in life in general. It's changed the way I see things." - Project Co-ordinator at Video Volunteers, India
School of International Development, University of East Anglia – Postgraduate Scholarships
Funding for postgraduate study is available both from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and from a number of external schemes. Applicants should note that many award schemes have early closing dates and may require the acceptance of the offer of a place as a condition of eligibility. If you wish to apply for funding you are therefore strongly advised to apply to the School of International Development as early as possible in the year of entry. Please indicate in your application that you wish to be considered for an award.The School of International Development, within the Faculty of Social Sciences at UEA, has an excellent research and teaching profile with strong international links to institutes, organisations, international networks and research councils both throughout Europe and globally.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Award value usually for duration of the period of study and may vary for individual Scholarships
A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to Home/EU and International students. These are usually awarded to students on the basis of academic merit.
For full details about how to apply and application deadlines for individual Courses, Scholarships and Funding opportunities specifically available to you, please visit the link below.
Degree Subject: Social Sciences, preferably media or development. Degree Classification: 2.1 or equivalent. Special Entry Requirements: Relevant work experience desirable. For more information see our website.
Recipient: University of East Anglia
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