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Social Science Research (Communication and Media) MSc

Loughborough University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Loughborough University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), our prestigious MSc Social Science Research (Communication and Media) is designed for students interested in pursuing a communication and media research career in academia or in industry.

The programme provides an opportunity to develop specialised research methods skills in communication and media in an internationally renowned department, as well as a comprehensive overview of the key methodological and philosophical debates that currently shape social sciences.

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities is a stimulating environment in which to pursue a postgraduate degree. It fosters interdisciplinary research and collaboration and it is internationally renowned for its research into communication and media studies.

Communication and media research in the School is conducted in its Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (CRCC) which was established in 1991. The centre is one of the largest of its kind in the UK and its core themes include: culture, economy, and policy; language and social interaction; media, memory, and history; nations, migrants, and citizenship; political communication; and social, political, and cultural theory.

The programme is in full compliance with the Economic and Social Research Council’s requirements for an MSc in Social Science Research. On completion of the course, a student will have met the training requirements for PhD funding from the ESRC, opening up the possibility of securing PhD funding from the ESRC.

Who should study this programme?

Students wishing to pursue a career in academia
Communication and media practitioners who wish to both develop and strengthen their applied research skills
Those wishing to conduct research in non-academic public and private sector roles.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,950per year

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

University information

Loughborough University

  • University League Table

    6th

  • Campus address

    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 97 3

    10th out of 102 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    152 75%

    9th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    9th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    2nd

    28
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    136 69%

    29th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.41 88%

    3rd

    1

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