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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Key information

Build in depth knowledge and understanding about the role of media and communications in the societies of developed and developing countries across the world. Our University is proud to be ranked first in London for Communication and Media Studies (Complete University Guide 2020).

Benefits of this course

You will benefit significantly from new knowledge in specialist areas including big data, digital cultures, media broadcasting and reform, and transnational media.

You will be given a wider global perspective through a grounding in the social, economic and political context of media and communications.

We will expose you to the latest debates in media and communications and introduce you to current cutting edge research. This helps your learning and can inform your choice of specialism.

Our module options in Sociology allow you to approach your specialism from an innovative angle.

You will benefit from improved analytical and critical skills and the development of diverse methodological approaches and tools.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Arts (MA)

Who is this course for?

We have designed this programme to sharpen your understanding of modern developments in media and communications. You will be committed to updating your knowledge and trained to undertake rigorous independent study.


The Media and Communications MA can prepare you for working life in various sectors.

Our graduates have gone on to work for various organisations around the world including major broadcasters, NGOs, government and the civil service.

Recent graduate positions include:

Fundraising and Communications Officer at Alone
Head of NGOs at Thomson Reuters Foundation
Communications Specialist at Government Division of Health and Social Services
Civil Servant at Seoul Metropolitan Government.
Throughout the course, you will be supported by our Careers, Student Development and Outreach Office, as well as through teaching.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,980per year

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

University information

City, University of London

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 97 2

    79th out of 102 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    149 74%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    127 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    35 35%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.65 73%



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