City, University of London is ranked 5th in the UK and 38th in the world for Communications & Media Studies (QS World University Rankings 2016).
City's Media and Communications MA provides you with:
•a thorough grounding in the social and political context of communications sociology
•advanced understanding of recent developments and current debates in media and communications
•the methodological approaches and tools for researching the field.
The Department of Sociology at City offers you an extensive range of module options while on the Media and Communications MA. This enables you to specialise in your particular areas of interest, developing your critical skills and advancing your knowledge. This culminates in undertaking an extended piece of original research.
Visit the website http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/media-and-communications
You can specialise in particular areas of interest (such as social media; globalisation; information society; identity and representation; media policy and politics), choosing from our extensive range of modules.
You will take three 30-credit core modules and either two 15-credit modules or one 30-credit module from the range of elective modules listed below. Should you wish to undertake elective modules not on the list which are offered within the School of Arts & Social Sciences, you should contact the Programme Director who may be able to arrange this for you. You also take part in a dissertation workshop and produce a dissertation over the summer.
• Media and Communication Theories
• Research Workshop
• Transnational Media and Communication
Developments in Communication Policy
Democratisation and Networked Communication
Transnational Media and Communication
Communication, Culture and Development
Crime News and Media Justice
Global Cultural Industries
Researching Criminal Justice
Victims: Policy and Politics
NB. Elective modules choices are subject to availability.
Read the full programme specification - http://www.city.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/274611/PSMECO-MA-Media-and-Communications.pdf
Teaching and Assessment
We will teach you through a combination of lectures, classes and seminars, taking place in the first and second academic periods (September-April).
The majority of postgraduate sociology modules are assessed by 100% coursework and some modules also involve group presentations and small reports. However, some modules outside of the department may have different assessment methods so please check carefully. You are required to obtain a minimum pass mark of 50% in all assessment components.
The dissertation of 15,000 words accounts for one-third of the total marks for the MA degree.
For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Postgraduate Fees and Finance - http://www.city.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding-and-financial-support
Graduate Loyalty Discount: The School of Arts & Social Sciences offer a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduate - http://www.city.ac.uk/alumni/recent-graduates/graduate-loyalty-discount
The course will appeal to you if you wish to achieve a broad study of the subject, either as preparation for a research degree, entry into employment in the wide realms of media and communications, or as a means of furthering your understanding if you are already working in the domain.
The course can lead to a wide variety of careers in broadcasting, press and telecoms networks, NGOs, the development sector and consultancies, advertising, marketing, politics, journalism, media management and regulatory agencies.
71% of City's 2011 Sociology graduates were in employment or further study within 6 months of completing their course. Job roles included:
Advertising and Marketing Executive
Fundraising, Campaigns and Appeal Organiser
Public Relations Officer
Further Entry Requirement Information
Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students
If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City, University of London offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Science. The course offers a route to City, University of London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City, University of London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree.
If your first language is not English, one of the following qualifications is also required:
- IELTS: an overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 for each sub-test)
- INTO English Language Programmes
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course,INTO City, University of London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree.
Students will normally have a first or upper second class honours degree, although applications from students with significant professional experience in a related field of employment or research will be considered.