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MA New Media and Society


Course Description

The MA in New Media and Society aims to provide students with a comprehensive grounding in the development of new media technologies, their applications, and their political, social and psychological impact. Legal, regulatory, social and cultural issues linked to the internet will all form part of the course content. It will focus on new media-related developments that have occurred all round the world. The course will further examine real-world applications of the internet in different contexts and consider different theoretical perspectives for understanding the adoption, use and impact of information and communication technologies.

Course modules

Core:
New Media: Theories and Concepts
New Media Cultures
Graduate Seminar: Identities and Boundaries
Research Methods and Management I
Research Methods and Management II
Dissertation

Option modules (one 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

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

Entry Requirements

A good second class honours degree in any discipline, though a Social Science degree would be particulary relevant.

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