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Global Media and Communication MA

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Leicester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 10-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

By studying our MA in Global Media and Communication you will gain a comprehensive grounding in theories, perspectives and research relating to globalisation, global media and communications. Our course focuses on the political, economic and cultural dynamics of national and transnational media and communications.

You will critically examine the role of media and communications technology in shaping cultures and societies, influencing development processes and linking transnational communities. You will investigate how media and communications are central to the changing structures, boundaries and flows of our increasingly globalised world and look at the key influence of digital media and web-based cultures. Paying particular attention to global development and inequalities, you will also explore the ways in which communication processes can be seen to both widen and close the gap between the global ‘north’ and ‘south’.

On completing this course, you will have developed a critical understanding of the relationship between processes of globalisation, media and communications and their diverse impacts on social change, as well as the relationship between communication and development processes. You will have developed an understanding of the contemporary and historical processes shaping globalisation in the digital era, and you will acquire the necessary advanced analytical and research skills which will be essential for your dissertation project.

This postgraduate degree provides an excellent grounding for you to progress in a wide range of professions. Many of our graduates have returned to careers where the MA has allowed them to advancement to a higher position.

Teaching and learning

You will be taught by a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials.

Assessment will be through a combination of essays, research methods assignments and a dissertation.

Careers and employability

Our course is specially designed so that you can develop an in depth knowledge of the field and a wide range of transferable skills. Successful completion of this course will enhance your employability and give you a strong competitive advantage in the job market.

Some of our recent graduates have gone onto to secure jobs in areas including new media organisations, press and broadcast organisations, international news agencies, government departments, advertising firms and public relations organisations.

Our course has a strong emphasis on research methods and training and therefore provides a solid foundation if you wish to continue to research at doctoral level.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,175per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 97

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    128 63%

    31st

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    62nd

    2

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