This programme is subject to validation.
The MA Media and Communications offers students a broad foundation in media including training in theory, research methods and contemporary topics.
You will examine today’s global, digital and cultural issues shaping current media landscapes.
You will learn about the history of mass communication and key trends in emerging and networked media industries, including print, visual and interactive media. In addition, you will explore how international media systems shape our view of the world.
You will develop a range of media and communication skills that are essential for a variety of media platforms and activities.
You will learn research and analysis, how to plan and execute media projects and how to produce material in print, film and online formats.
Why should I choose this programme?
With London as a cultural and media capital, the course provides the perfect stage both for analysing the media and learning to create it. London is a hub of creative and technological innovation, characteristic of media and communications. This programme equips students to understand and gain experience in this dynamic media world.
The programme is flexible, enabling you to gain knowledge in particular areas of interest within media and communications as well as selecting from a diverse range of electives in order to broaden your knowledge base and skill set.
You will benefit from small classes taught by academic experts and industry professionals who are specialists in their field. Classes are also enhanced by guest lectures from experts, field trips and visits to relevant media events and organisations.
Key skills, aims and objectives
•Establish a thorough understanding of media in today’s fast-paced and rapidly changing global cultures
•Develop critical evaluation and knowledge skills
•Become global citizens with broad-based media and communications expertise and personal specialization
Graduates from this MA programme have gone on to excel in diverse employment fields such as the communications industries, global public relations firms, fashion industry, charities and public institutions.
Some combine their communications skills with other skills in business, marketing or management and become entrepreneurs and small business owners.
The international aspect of the programme will give you a global perspective that will benefit you in whatever area you choose for your future.
How to apply
Applying to study at RUL is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.
Step 1 Apply
You can apply in the following ways:
•Apply directly to us using the application form available here http://www.regents.ac.uk/media/1188903/Regents-application-form.pdf
Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:
•Copies of academic transcripts and certificates of all academic study undertaken after secondary school
•One letter of academic reference
•A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience if applicable.
•A 300 to 500-word personal statement in support of your application, outlining your reasons for applying to your chosen programme and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
•A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
•One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at [email protected]
•If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency
Please note: most candidates will be assessed for admission on the basis of their submitted application materials. However, RUL reserves the right to invite candidates for interview and to reject those who decline to attend.
Step 2 Making an offer
We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.
If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, we will make you a conditional offer.
You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.
Step 3 Accepting the offer
If you wish to accept the offer you must:
•Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
•Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
•Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)
•Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.
Please see here for information on how to pay http://www.regents.ac.uk/study/how-to-pay.aspx
Step 4 Full acceptance and visa
On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information: http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration
(please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).
For more information on course structure, admissions and teaching and assessment, please follow this link: http://www.regents.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/programmes/ma-media-and-communications.aspx#tab_course-overview