M.A. Cross-Cultural Communication and Media Studies

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP13315 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP5665 per Year (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 )
| Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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.



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

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

Started in

  • There is no deadline for this start date.

Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • GBP13315 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP5665 per year ( EEA

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

  • Full time: £5,665
  • Part time: £2,835
  • Full time: £13,315
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

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.

English Language Requirements


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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.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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