Cross-Cultural Communication and Media Studies, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    13315
    Tuition (Year)
    5665
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This Cross-Cultural Communication and Media Studies programme from Newcastle University provides an advanced level of knowledge and understanding of the main theories, models and ideas in the study of cross cultural communication and media studies.

About

The Media Studies pathway is a specialism on the Cross-Cultural Communication MA. It is designed for students who wish to combine the study of cross-cultural communication with developing skills and knowledge relevant to various aspects of media.

This specialist pathway is delivered by academic staff in media and cultural studies from the School of Arts and Cultures.

The Cross-Cultural Communication and Media Studies pathway offered by Newcastle University is suitable if you have some journalism and/or PR knowledgethrough your undergraduate studies or voluntary work. It is also suitable for journalists or PR professionals wishing to develop academic knowledge and research methods. The pathway draws on our research in media, communication and cultural studies.

You will develop:
  • critical understanding of media, culture and society
  • knowledge to theorise and analyse media, journalism and public relations
  • knowledge of media law and advertising regulations in a transnational context
  • an understanding of strengths and weaknesses of different types of data dissemination
  • analytical and critical skills to assess and conduct research in the field of media, journalism and PR
  • the ability to deliver and evaluate a PR event in the public, private and voluntary sectors
  • skills to set up a campaign network and deliver PR campaign messages
  • skills to produce effective press releases and script, shoot and edit digital films
  • skills to produce news reports in a range of media forms
  • skills to script, shoot and edit digital films

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules
  • Research Portfolio
  • Language and Cross Cultural Communication
  • Media Analysis
Optional modules
You will take Language and Communication modules to a value of 40 credits from the following:
  • The Social Psychology of Communication
  • Sociolinguistics
  • International Business Talk and Interaction
  • Professional Communication
  • English in the World: Global and Cross-Cultural Issues surrounding English as a Lingua Franca
  • Culture, Interculturality and Identity
  • Micro-analysis of Intercultural Interaction
  • English for Specific Purpose

For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a subject broadly related to:

  • business
  • social sciences (eg languages, law or sociology)
  • humanities

Work experience in an international organisation or cross-cultural context is desirable, but not essential.

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant teaching or professional experience.

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  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 13315 International
  • GBP 5665 EU/EEA
UK/EU
  • Full time: £5,665
  • Part time: £2,835
International
  • Full time: £13,315

Funding

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