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MA Mass Communication


Course Description

The MA Mass Communications degree provides students with a comprehensive grounding in the theories, approaches and research necessary for studying, analysing, and understanding media and communication processes in both national and global contexts.

This MA course combines an overview of the history and development of communication research with a critical engagement with the latest theory and research on media, culture and communication. The course provides extensive training in media and communication research methods and will provide you with a critical knowledge of the historical development and key paradigm shifts in the study of media, culture and communication.

Modules include:
Core:
Contemporary Issues in Media and Cultural Studies
Processes and Structures in Mass Communications
The Study of Mass Media Audience
Research Methods and Management I
Research Methods and Management II
Dissertation

Option modules (two from the following):
The International Context of Mass Communication
News Management, Communication and Social Problems
Advertising and Cultural Consumption
Technology, Culture and Power: Global Perspectives
Film as Mass Communication
The Digital Economy
International Political Communication
Global Cinema

Assessment:
Assessment for this course is by means of essays, research methods assignments and a dissertation (between 15,000 and 18,000 words)

Visit the MA Mass Communication page on the University of Leicester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2:1 hons from a British University (or equivalent) preference given to good first degree in a Social Science

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