M.A. Mass Communications MA/PGDip/PGCert

  • On Campus, Online
  • 24 months
  • GBP10070 per Full programme (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP9310 per Full programme (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
University of Leicester | Leicester, United Kingdom
This course aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in the theories, approaches and research necessary for studying, analysing, and understanding media and communication processes in both national and global contexts.

Description

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The MA in Mass Communication integrates critical theory in media and communication studies with issues of policy and professional practices across a range of media industries. This degree will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the historical development and key approaches to the study of media, culture and communication. You will gain a comprehensive grounding in the theories and research necessary for studying, analysing, and understanding media and communication processes in both national and global contexts.

This course will examine a wide range of questions in media and communications such as the changing social uses of media; media production, organisation and control; issues of management, training and ethics in media practice and media regulation.

The course will equip you with the advanced critical and analytical skills in media and social theory and develop your independent learning and research expertise.

By choosing to study by distance learning, you will have the flexibility to fit your study around existing commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment. The course will suit you if you are working in any of the various sectors of the media and communications industries and professions, or if you strive to do so.

Studied over two years, the MA in Mass Communication consists of eight core modules plus two option modules and a dissertation.

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Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP 10070 per full programme (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP 9310 per full programme (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )

*total tuition fee for starting October 2016 (MSc/PGDip)

PGCert: Home/EU £4,655; International £5,035
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus, Online
Educational variant Full-time
Structure Fully structured
Student interaction Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
Attendance No Attendance
Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

Course modules

Core:
  • Key Issues and Approaches in Media Study
  • Media History and Social Regulation
  • The Media in Global Context
  • Communications and Globalization
  • Investigating Media
  • Media Industries: Convergence, Divergence
  • Professional Practices
  • Audiences and Reception
Option modules (two from the following):
  • Media Texts
  • Image and Representation
  • Political Economy of the New Media
  • Communication, Technology and Society
  • Political Communication
  • E-Governance and E-Democracy: Theory and Practice
  • Journalism: News Access and Source Power
  • Critical Public Relations: Contexts and Issues
  • Advertising: Industry, Contexts, Impacts
  • Advertising as Communication

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the Universityís courses, please refer to Leicesterís own website (www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
6.5
CAE score
193(Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
90

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Requirements

Entry Requirements

2:1 degree or equivalent professional qualification

We can give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field.

You may be invited to submit an entry assignment in support of your application.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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