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)