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University of Sussex

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This is a unique course. You will critically analyse development, democratisation processes and social change alongside gaining creative and technical media production skills.

You focus on media as tools for global social and political change. There is a a strong emphasis on the role of civil society and alternative media organisations.

Social media, citizen journalism, activist media, participatory media and specialised broadcast media are successfully used to inform and engage audiences outside established channels of communication for issues such as:

  • social inequality
  • human rights
  • gender issues
  • environmental change.

CAREERS

Civil society institutions, social movements and international development agencies increasingly require skilled and creative people to apply digital media technologies in enhancing their capacity to communicate, interact and influence within and across borders.

This MA has been developed specifically for those seeking employment in:

  • global or national media industries
  • NGOs and the international voluntary sector
  • international development institutions
  • independent media production companies.

Graduate destinations

Recent Media Practice for Development and Social Change MA graduates have gone on to jobs including:

  • communications assistant, Global Call for Climate Action
  • community work, Pavilions Drug and Alcohol Service
  • director, UrbanFlo Creative.

Application deadline

01 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,300per year

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

University information

University of Sussex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Situated on the sunny South Coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The sector leading business school offers a complete understanding of management, owing to Sussex’s interest in policy and expertise in science and technology.
One of the most international universities in the UK, Sussex welcomes students to join its friendly community of 150+ nationalities.

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    3.90 78%

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    3.90 78%

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