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Full time & Part time October MPhil, Research Only 2 years full time / 4 years part time
Communication & Media Studies (7)

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The MPhil Journalism programme offered by our Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies is a two-year structured programme that provides advanced study and research opportunities. With a focus on interdisciplinary research, you will have the chance to explore various areas such as journalism, public communication, and policy. Our expert staff, including well-known journalists and scholars, will guide you through the different stages of your research. The programme offers state-of-the-art facilities, including a purpose-built Newsroom and TV and radio studios. Entry requirements include a good Masters degree or equivalent, although exceptional applicants with a strong Bachelors degree may also be considered.

About the course

Our Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies offers supervision for MPhil Journalism from our expert academics, covering a range of research interests, including: journalism, public communication and policy in the Middle East and North Africa; media, democracy and democratisation, propaganda, influence and censorship, war reporting, counter-terrorism, the interplay between news media, social media and politics, parliamentary reporting in developing countries and in established democracies.

As well-known and established journalists and scholars, our staff have published in reputable peer reviewed journals and flagship policy platforms as well as in renowned mainstream media organisations.

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Entry Requirements

You will need a good Masters degree or equivalent, in a related subject. Some applicants may be accepted on the basis of an outstanding Bachelors degree. A well-developed research proposal is also essential.

You may be required to attend an interview/Skype interview for acceptance, and acceptance is subject to research expertise in the department.

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.

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Where is University of Essex


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