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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Brunel University London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


How does the media shape culture and society? What role does the media play in people’s lives? Are audiences now producers? Are young people disconnected from traditional politics?

On this course you’ll explore the answers to these questions and many more. You’ll focus on the rapid changes in global media and communications and their social and cultural consequences within an international context. You’ll have the opportunity to meet professionals working in the broadcast, advertising and marketing industries who visit us on campus and through organised field trips.

Maybe your background is in media, sociology or another relevant discipline, or perhaps you are already a professional in the communications or broadcast industry seeking to gain a more sociologically-informed understanding of those industries. On this course you’ll develop the advanced skills and knowledge you need.

Careers and your future

Whatever your career goals, this course will help you achieve them. We invite professionals who are working in the media and broadcast industry (advertising and marketing, television documentary and different PR organisations) to come and deliver talks and offer careers advice. You’ll also be invited to attend the department’s academic research seminar programme and organise social events. You’ll benefit from bespoke workshops and lectures to enhance your employability skills, including ‘pitching yourself to employers’. You’ll have the opportunity to go to our drop-in sessions on information literacy to enhance your academic writing skills.

Many of our students go on to advanced academic research or to pursue careers within the media industries. Typical job roles include Press and Communications Office and Head of Information. Past students have worked in developing countries for HGO’s or as technology consultants.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,875per 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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Brunel University London

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  • Campus address

    Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, UB8 3PH, England

All new international students have guaranteed campus accommodation.
Pre-sessional English courses provide students with intensive English language training before the start of their academic studies.
Brunel offers more than 100 scholarships every year to help international students pay their fees and living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 97 36

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    106 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%



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