The MA in Mass Communication integrates critical theory in media and communication studies with issues of policy and professional practices across a range of media industries. This degree will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the historical development and key approaches to the study of media, culture and communication. You will gain a comprehensive grounding in the theories and research necessary for studying, analysing, and understanding media and communication processes in both national and global contexts.
This course will examine a wide range of questions in media and communications such as the changing social uses of media; media production, organisation and control; issues of management, training and ethics in media practice and media regulation.
The course will equip you with the advanced critical and analytical skills in media and social theory and develop your independent learning and research expertise.
By choosing to study by distance learning, you will have the flexibility to fit your study around existing commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment. The course will suit you if you are working in any of the various sectors of the media and communications industries and professions, or if you strive to do so.
Studied over two years, the MA in Mass Communication consists of eight core modules plus two option modules and a dissertation.
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Key Issues and Approaches in Media Study
Media History and Social Regulation
The Media in Global Context
Communications and Globalization
Media Industries: Convergence, Divergence
Audiences and Reception
2 option modules (from a choice of approximately 10)
Teaching and assessment methods
The course is studied by distance learning. In Year 1 there are five written assignments and one examination. In Year 2 there are four written assignments and a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words.
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2:1 degree or equivalent professional qualificationWe can give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field.You may be invited to submit an entry assignment in support of your application.