We live in a communications-saturated world where 24-hour news coverage, access to the internet and the use of social media have become the norm for millions of people. Global events are instantly reported by the news media, analysed and interpreted by them and millions of ordinary citizens. These developments challenge the traditionally secretive practices of international diplomacy and the ability of governments to control information whilst also creating powerful new tools for propaganda; they enhance the importance of cultural or ‘soft’ power in international relations and they have also transformed the nature of warfare.
This programme will equip you with a sophisticated understanding of contemporary international relations and of key developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the media. It will also provide you with the knowledge, methods and techniques to effectively engage with and critically evaluate the interaction between these two areas of study.
This course is run by the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy in conjunction with the Department of Information and Communication.
The Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science is pleased to announce we will be offering sixteen scholarships to assist students with financing their Masters studies. Students applying for full or part-time study on any taught Masters Programmes in the Faculty are eligible for these scholarships which will pay 50% of the fees for Masters study.MA Applied Linguistics MSc Applied Quantitative Methods MA Creative Writing MA Criminology MA English Studies MA English Studies, Contemporary Literature and Film MA English Studies, The Gothic MA European Philosophy MA European Philosophy (Aesthetics) MA History MSc Information Management MA International Relations and Global Communications MA Library and Information Management MA Local and Regional History MA Multimedia Journalism MA Public History and Heritage MA Sociology and Global Change MA Teaching English as a Foreign Language Master of Public Administration The Faculty offers a wide range of programmes at diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels in humanities, languages and social science, attracting more than 5,000 students from a diverse range of backgrounds. The Faculty’s postgraduate community is large and still growing; students are registered for the degrees of PhD, MPhil or MA/MSc. In addition, the Faculty is the location for a number of specialist research centres and there are a range of Faculty-wide, departmental-based and cross-University seminars held to promote discussion and disseminate research findings. Students are invited to participate in research seminars and attend performances, readings and events.
Value of Scholarship(s)
50% of fees
Submit an application to one of the Masters Programmes in the Faculty for full or part-time study in 2015/2016, before 29th May 2015 Through your application to your chosen Masters Programme demonstrate excellence, commitment, and potential Be a UK or EU citizen Have a good honours first degree in a relevant subject. Applicants are expected to act as a ‘Masters Scholar’ and make a modest, but important, contribution to the learning community in the Faculty – examples might include offering a seminar, leading a small undergraduate project, undertaking a pilot project with one of our partner organisations, or representing the Faculty in a university event.
Applicants are expected to possess a good honours degree in any subject or an equivalent academic qualification. However, candidates with a lower second class degree are encouraged to apply and will be considered on their merits, as will people with non-traditional qualifications.
Recipient: Manchester Metropolitan University
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