The MA Media and International Development degree programme addresses current theories, practice and research surrounding the relationship between media and development. Study combines theory and practice through its two specialist media and development modules, giving students the opportunity to produce a dissertation in the summer term or take a work-experience module. The degree is connected with the Public Media Alliance, the largest global association of public broadcasters, contains an optional five-day practical training course, and flexibility to choose module options from other departments at UEA.
At the core of the programme are two modules. Media and international development, a theory module which provides students with theoretical frameworks for critically understanding the broad range of issues relevant to the relationship between media and development. And Media and Development in Practice, which provides students with the chance to work with a client to design, implement and evaluate a media and development related project in the local community. Students can also opt to do relevant work experience placement rather than write a conventional dissertation.
The School of International Development at the University of East Anglia is a globally renowned department for teaching, research and consultancy on international development. Research in the School addresses challenges in developing and transition economies via disciplinary and multi/interdisciplinary approaches. Excellent staff:student ratios and teaching methods mean this School offers small class sizes and a friendly learning environment.
Graduates from this Master’s programme have gone on to work in a range of fields including humanitarian communication, NGO communications, development journalism, media development, journalism and academia.
“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.
Open to applicants with a good degree (min 2:1 or equivalent) in a Social Sciences subject, preferably involving media or development. UEA Admissions will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.
Recipient: University of East Anglia
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