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MA New Media, Governance and Democracy (Distance Learning)

Course Description

Course aims

The MA in New Media, Governance and Democracy examines the developments that have occurred around the world in the provision of electronic government. You will examine the political, economic and social reasons for the establishment of e-government and study online government developments in the wider context of debates about e-democracy and the civic engagement of citizens.

You will consider the establishment of e-government against the rapid spread and adoption of new information and communication technologies. We will also discuss the importance of e-government in offsetting growing political alienation and distrust of politicians and governments.

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

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
Political Communication
E-Governance and E-Democracy: Theory and Practice

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, Governance and Democracy (Distance Learning) page on the University of Leicester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent professional qualification. We are also able to give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field.IELTS 6.5 or equivalent required if English is not your first language.

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