Media and Communications, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition Fee
    20112 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    20112 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English


They aim to provide a broad-based understanding of the development and forms of media and communications in relation to political economy, regulation and power, production and organisation, processes of mediation and influence, communication content and audience response. They offer an up-to-date engagement with diverse theoretical, conceptual and empirical developments in research on media and communications through a mix of compulsory and optional courses and an independent research project.

The Research track programme also provides advanced research and methodological training, enhancing students' methodological and statistical skills. This training is particularly suited to students wishing to undertake MPhil/PhD degrees or pursue research-related careers.

On graduating, our students enter a variety of careers in the UK and abroad, including broadcasting, journalism, advertising, new media industries, political marketing, market research, regulation and policy, media management and research in both public and private sectors. 

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Theories and Concepts in Media and Communication I (Key concepts and interdisciplinary approaches) 
  • Theories and Concepts in Media and Communications II (Processes of communication in modern life) 
  • Methods of Research in Media & Communications (including Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis) 
  • Gender and Media Representation 
  • Screening the Present: contemporary cinema and cultural critique 
  • Sexuality, Gender and Culture 
  • Media Law: Regulating Publication 
  • Media Law: Regulating Newsgathering 
  • Mediated Resistance and Citizens 

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity

                  You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                  • Full-time duration 12 months
                  • Average part-time duration 24 months
                  • Intensity Flexible
                • Credits
                  90 ECTS
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus
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                English Language Requirements

                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                • Minimum required score:


                  The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                • Minimum required score (Grade A):


                  The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

                  Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                • Minimum required score:


                  The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                • Minimum required score:


                  The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                Academic Requirements

                Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree or equivalent in social science, or degree in another field with professional experience in the media and communications field. Exceptionally, professional experience alone

                Documents Required:

                • Application form
                • Application assessment fee
                • Two academic references
                • Transcripts/mark sheets and proof of existing qualifications
                • Personal statement
                • CV
                • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test and Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) 

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  20112 GBP/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 20112 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                • EU/EEA

                  20112 GBP/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 20112 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

                Living costs for London

                684 - 830 /month
                Living Costs

                The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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