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Media and Communication MA

Kingston University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Penrhyn Road Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course?

This course offers a cross-disciplinary insight into the changing landscape of the media industries from mass communication to the new digital age. The course nurtures and builds on your individual experience as a media user or amateur content creator, but it also enhances your awareness and understanding of how media are shaping the world we live in today, and how humanity will evolve within Artificial Intelligence and environmental concerns. The course offers a diverse curriculum covering media histories, media now, and future media. Media studies have been described as "the defining subject of our age". So when you choose this Media and Communications MA, you will be developing your professional portfolio of media and communication projects. You'll explore different aspects of the media industries and professions such as strategic communication, media production, PR, advocacy, marketing and advertising, digital art, creative writing and so many other areas which speak to your individual interests and potential future career paths.

What you will study

This course is designed to provide a critical overview and survey of today's media landscape and media environments. The coursework is a mixture of academic research and media practice, allowing you to build a wholesome professional portfolio of media projects. The classroom teaching is supported by extracurricular activities including journalism lectures, publishing master classes, marketing and media industries events, and organised educational visits to media hubs in and around London.

Teaching and assessment

Assessment typically comprises practical (eg presentations, audio/ video production) and coursework (eg essays, position papers, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 16,500per year

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

University information

Kingston University

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1LQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    77th out of 97 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    107 53%

    71st

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    49 49%

    82nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    32nd

    1

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