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Media and International Development with Overseas Placement BA (Hons)

University of East Anglia UEA

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Immerse yourself in the worlds of media, communication, and international development, and study the complex relationship between them. Discover the ways charities and other development organisations communicate about famine, poverty, and migration, and how they affect public attitudes. Explore why some humanitarian crises make it onto our TV screens while others don’t, and ask what effect this has on government policy. You’ll also ask: how important is press freedom and freedom of speech in promoting democracy and economic growth? What is the impact of social media in developing countries – do Facebook and Twitter encourage citizens' engagement with politics or do they undermine genuine political participation? These are just some of the key questions and problems you’ll explore on this fascinating course. In your third year, you’ll spend two to six months gaining work experience abroad. For many students, this is the highlight of their time at university. **About This Course** This innovative course allows you to study media and international development, and the relationship between them. The media are important to all aspects of international development, from promoting political participation, raising public awareness about key social issues affecting our increasingly globalised world, to facilitating the flow of information within and across borders. At the same time, the media is central to encouraging charitable donations, promoting human rights, and delivering public health messages during emergencies. This course will enable you to bring an international outlook to a career in media or an in depth understanding of media to a career in international development. You’ll graduate particularly well prepared for careers in NGO communications, development journalism, humanitarian communication and media development. This degree is unique in the UK in combining media and international development studies side by side. In both fields you’ll be taught by internationally renowned academic experts. We’re actively involved in research across the globe, working with many national and international development agencies, media organisations, and civil society actors. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: ****

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,100per year

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University of East Anglia UEA

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    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university offering a safe environment on the edge of the beautiful and diverse city of Norwich and traditional English countryside.
UEA’s global student body is well supported from the moment of application, right through to becoming an alumnus, with student satisfaction a key priority.
Key employers for UEA’s international students include Siemens, BDO, HSBC, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Apple.

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