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MA New Media and Society (Distance Learning)

Course Description

Course Description

The MA in New Media and Society will give you the opportunity to examine in depth new media technologies and their impact and influences on society, culture, politics and economics at a global and national level.

The first year, which is common to all our Media and Communication distance learning courses, will provide you with a thorough grounding in the origins, theoretical development and research methods used in the study of media and communication

Specialist modules explore the history, growth and development of the internet and other related technologies, the different applications to which new communication technologies have been put, and their social and psychological impact upon users and societies. You will examine the legal and regulatory factors relating to new media and society as well as the issues linked to the politics, sociology and social psychology of the internet. The degree is international in perspective, examining global developments, but will also offer you a more detailed examination at the local and regional level.

This degree will equip you with the critical and practical skills that will enable you to understand, analyse and produce advanced research assignments.

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.

If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.

Course modules

Key Issues and Approaches in Media Study
Media History and Social Regulation
Media in Global Context
Communications and Globalization
Investigating Media
Media Industries: Convergence, Divergence
Professional Practices
Audience and Reception
The Political Economy of the New Media
Communication, Technology and Society

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.

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (http://www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

Visit the MA New Media and Society (Distance Learning) page on the University of Leicester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2:1 or equivalent professional qualification. We can give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field.

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