The MA Globalization and Communications degree provides students with a comprehensive grounding in theories, perspectives and research related to globalization and communications. Core focus includes major political, economic and cultural developments in the contemporary world and their impact on national and transnational media structures and mediated cultural flows. The key parts played by information and communication technologies in infrastructures and processes of globalization are also considered.
Core modules: Transnational Relations and Communications Theories of Globalization and New Media Graduate Seminar: Identities and Boundaries 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 and web-based assignments and a dissertation (between 15,000 and 18,000 words).