Study Communication Sciences in United Kingdom

Study Communication Sciences in United Kingdom

Studying Communication Sciences

Communication sciences concentrate on human behaviour, through the impact and influence on mass media and messages to people and culture. Graduates of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in communication sciences can build a career in journalism, market research, education, human resources, advertising and many other fields.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

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160 Communication Sciences Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.Sc. Communication and Entrepreneurship

This new postgraduate course provides you with an exciting opportunity to investigate communication in the context of entrepreneurship and business. The programme will introduce you to the multidisciplinary dimensions of professional communication, exploring in detail how linguistic analysis can illuminate and enhance communication in businesses and a range of other workplaces.

English Studies
M.A. Art & Design (Communication Design)

This Art Design (Communication Design) programme from Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts is a new and contemporary MA designed for practitioners who want to work in the cultural and creative industries. Awarded by Kingston University and delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines (publishers of ELLE magazine, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar), we have worked together to design an exciting and unique Master's programme which will bring you endless opportunities as you further your studies and career in the creative arts.

M.Sc. Signal Processing and Communications

Signal processing and communications provide the theoretical foundations for any application which generates, processes, transmits or stores any type of signal. Practical examples are computers and smart phones, and the Internet, DVD players, radar and wireless systems, sensor networks, medical images and digital cameras. The Signal Processing and Communications course is delivered by The University of Edinburgh.

College of Science & Engineering
M.A. Media and the Middle East

This unique Media and the Middle East MA programme from SOAS, University of London takes up the study of the relationship between politics, culture and communication in the Middle East. The course draws on theoretical approaches central to the study of culture, politics, society and communication to critically assess the continuously changing media and cultural landscape in the Middle East.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.A. Media and Communications - Global Media

The online master’s degree in Media and Communications – Global Media, from the London College of Contemporary Arts (LCCA) fosters the growing demand for increased competencies and critical knowledge that is required to work within the international media industry.

M.A. Graphic Communication Design

Graphic Communication Design is the carrier signal for the twenty-first century. MA Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins brings together design-led and research driven approaches to an increasingly important practice and field of study. We take a critically informed and widely experimental approach to the production, form, and circulation of knowledge. We facilitate our students to become versatile makers, astute commentators, and positive agents of socio-economic, cultural, and technological change.

Central Saint Martins
M.A. Graphic Design Communication

MA Graphic Design Communication at Chelsea College of Arts encourages a broad and diverse approach to thinking and practice that helps students shape engaging and imaginative design solutions through material, media, technologies and systems of public engagement.

Chelsea College of Arts
M.Sc. Marketing (Communications)

The Marketing (Communications) programme is offered at Manchester Metropolitan University. Open to graduates holding degrees in any subject, this course assumes no prior knowledge of marketing or business and is suitable for UK, EU and international students wishing to progress their academic knowledge of marketing communications. It is also suitable for those who do not have a degree but possess relevant experience.

M.A. Conflict Transformation and Social Justice

This is a unique and innovative interdisciplinary Conflict Transformation and Social Justice programme at Queen's University Belfast taught through subject areas that include law, anthropology, english, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, sociology and the creative arts.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Master Social Science Research Methods

This MRes in Social Science Research Methods prepares students for a research-related career by providing a structured programme of training in a range of research skills and methodologies, to enable students to approach a research project in a systematic and professional way.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Diplomacy, Communication & Information Management

This Diplomacy, Communication & Information Management`programme at Loughborough University London will provide you with specialised, systematic and in-depth knowledge of the study of and the relationship between diplomacy, communication and information management. This programme offers teaching and contact hours in the evenings and on Saturdays only.

Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance
M.Litt. Political Communication

This ESRC-recognised research-training programme gives you a broad and rigorous grounding in the study and methodologies of political communication. The Political Communication programme is offered at the University of Glasgow.

School of Social and Political Sciences
M.Phil. Networks and Communications

The School of Computing has a thriving and active research culture that pushes the boundaries of computing and the application of computer systems. Research covers a wide range of areas, with projects ranging from highly theoretical to very practical.

Faculty of Technology
M.A. Global Media and Transnational Communications

This programme's internationally acclaimed and comparative approach to the events, issues and debates of our times is particularly suited for those interested in exploring the bigger picture as well as the nitty-gritty of transformations in media and communications and their impact on culture, society and politics.

Department of Media & Communications
M.Sc. Mathematics of Cryptography & Communications

The Mathematics of Cryptography & Communications programme is offered at the Royal Holloway University of London. This highly focused MSc explores some of the mathematics behind modern secure information and communications systems, specialising in mathematics relevant for public key cryptography, coding theory and information theory.

Department of Mathematics
Master Social Media and Social Research

This innovatative Masters degree combines advanced study of social media with practical training in a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods. The programme furnishes students with skills in social research that will enable them to pursue a future career in a wide range of social media and data analysis contexts.

M.A. Intercultural Communication

The programme draws on the latest developments in linguistic and psychological theory. You may take option pathways in other disciplines such as management, marketing, TEFL and travel and tourism, where you will study alongside students of those disciplines.

University of Bedfordshire Business School
M.Sc. Speech and Language Processing

The Speech and Language Processing programme from The University of Edinburgh covers all areas of speech and language processing, from phonetics, speech synthesis and speech recognition, to natural language generation and machine translation. The flexible nature of the programme allows students to take courses ranging across other areas of linguistics, informatics, cognitive science and psychology.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Communication and International Marketing

This Communication and International Marketing programme combines the internationally recognised research and teaching strengths of the Department of English with the University’s highly reputable School of Management, accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences
M.Sc. Communications and Signal Processing

This programme will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to embark on a career as a design or development engineer in the field of communications and signal processing.

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
M.Sc. Mobile Communication Systems

Mobile Communication Systems and the internet are now an essential part of everyday life. This course gives you a thorough understanding of the theoretical and practical engineering aspects of this rapidly changing field, as well as new emerging systems for support of broadband mobile internet (4G and 5G). The University of Surrey is home to the 5G Innovation Centre, and our lecturers and researchers are experts in their field.

M.Sc. Marketing Communications

This programme is designed for recent graduates and practising managers already familiar with basic marketing concepts. It will enable you to develop advanced knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of integrated marketing communications but within a strategic marketing context and managerial framework. Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days. Register to attend at: If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit:

Birmingham Business School
M.A. Intercultural Communication for Business and Professions

This course offers you an opportunity to raise your cross-cultural awareness and enhance your intercultural communicative competence in international business settings, to reflect on your own culture and language use, and to develop the professional and business communication skills necessary to proceed to careers in the international business world.

Postgraduate courses
M.Sc. Communication and Entrepreneurship

Run in conjunction with the Nottingham University Business School, this innovative postgraduate course provides you with an exciting opportunity to investigate communication in the context of entrepreneurship and business. The programme will introduce you to the multidisciplinary dimensions of professional communication, exploring in detail how linguistic analysis can illuminate and enhance communication in businesses and a range of other workplaces.

Nottingham University Business School
M.A. International Political Communication

This course is designed to provide an advanced understanding of the issues and debates surrounding political communication in the twenty first century. The units are conceptually led, combining discussions of theory with an exploration of current and best practice in society. All units will offer an international perspective and provide insights into the latest developments in political communication research and practice and the impact of recent technological innovations.

Faculty of Media and Communication
M.A. Communication Design & the Creative Economy

If you are currently employed in or would like to develop a career in communication design, the Communication Design and the Creative Economy MA course is ideal. By the end of the course, you will be equipped with the leading-edge knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed in this area of the creative economy.

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
M.Sc. Marketing Communications

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), this Marketing Communications course from London South Bank University will equip you for a career in the marketing arena in areas such as corporate marketing, advertising, public relations and market research.

M.Sc. Data Communications

MSc(Eng) Data Communications, University of Sheffield Data communications is probably the most dynamic sector an engineering graduate can get into. It takes ambition, energy and technical skill.

Department of Engineering
M.A. Strategic Marketing Communications

This Strategic Marketing Communications programme from the University of Greenwich runs alongside the MA Strategic Marketing and has been created to enable graduates and professionally qualified managers to gain a greater understanding of marketing communications.

Business School
M.A. Media and Creative Industries

You will have the opportunity to gain contextual understanding of this highly popular field in a city globally renowned for its Media Creative Industries. In addition, you will have access to wide-ranging industry networks and events gaining first-hand knowledge and exposure to potential employment sectors.

M.A. Marketing Communications and Advertising

Our Marketing Communications and Advertising MSc, accredited by CIM, places each student under the spotlight. Can you put your sound theoretical understanding into practice? Will your communications plan, and the research it's built on, withstand academic scrutiny? Do you present work confidently? Would a seasoned ad agency director trust your recommendations? Graduates are ready to leap into advertising, communications or public relations roles, and answer any question their clients throw at them.

Faculty of Business and Law
M.Sc. Marketing Communications

The digital revolution has resulted in a widening of the number and types of organisations involved in communications. Whereas previously advertising was often confined to larger organisations in the commercial sector, the simultaneous presence of websites in particular has meant that most organisations, including those in the public sector, have to become far more professional in how they communicate with customers, the public and other stakeholders.

M.A. Advertising, Branding and Communication

MA Advertising, Branding and Communication (ABC) has been created to deliver in depth real time real world real value education. What does that mean? Students working industry hours, industry pace workloads, industry projects and internships.

London School of Film ,Media and Design
M.Sc. Strategic Communication and Public Relations (PGDip / PGCert)

This variant of our established MSc Strategic Public Relations & Communication Management course is delivered jointly with our partner Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain. This course provides students with a solid international perspective on strategic communication and provides an opportunity to study in both Stirling, UK, and Barcelona, Spain.

Communications, Media & Culture
M.Phil. Speech and Language Sciences

As a postgraduate researcher in Speech and Language Sciences you will carry out a major research project working with supervisors who are experts in your field. We offer expert supervision in the following research areas: •links between the production and perception of speech •monolingual/bilingual speech and language development in children for a range of language(s), particularly Arabic •early years policy with a focus on language and communication •relation of socio-economic factors to language development •assessment, diagnosis and intervention for speech, language and communication impairment, including: oprimary speech and language impairment in children (including specific language impairment) overb and sentence processing deficits in people with aphasia omemory disorders following stroke oeffectiveness of interventions for speech and language impairments othe psycholinguistics of word production ocomputational modelling of word retrieval

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
M.A. Intercultural Communication

Learn to communicate effectively in an intercultural workplace. Advance your knowledge of language and cultural theory, as well as your business and professional communication skills, in a community of students from all over the world. You’ll even have the chance to spend a semester on a European campus.

Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Postgrad.Cert. Communications Electronic Warfare

The Communications Electronic Warfare PgCert from Cranfield University has been designed for officers of the Armed Forces and for scientists and technical officers in government defence establishments and the defence industry.

Defence and Security
Postgrad.Cert. Marketing (Communications)

The Marketing (Communications) programme is offered at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Open to graduates holding degrees in any subject, this course assumes no prior knowledge of marketing or business and is suitable for UK, EU and international students wishing to progress their academic knowledge of marketing communications.

M.A. Cross-Cultural Communication and International Management

The Cross-Cultural Communication and International Management MA provides theoretical, research and practical training in international and intercultural communication and international business management. It celebrates diversity in cultural contexts. It focuses on the skills, competences and knowledge necessary to work in today's global business environment. This course is offered by Newcastle University.

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
M.A. Humanitarianism and Conflict Response

This multidisciplinary degree course focuses on response to crises originating from both conflict-zones and natural disasters. Bringing together the study of medicine and humanities, the course provides an inclusive approach that mirrors the reality of aid operations and informs the reflexive processes of both analytical and applied disciplines. Students will be able to draw synergies from an exceptionally wide breadth of disciplinary traditions and research expertise.

School of Arts, Histories and Cultures
M.A. Communication Design: Graphic Design

Choose Kingston's Communication Design: Graphic Design MA - This course encourages the exploration and understanding of the methods and processes at work in contemporary visual communication, and will further develop your personal practice and approach to graphic design. It focuses on individual research and enquiry and helps you to develop your understanding of the significance of the wider cultural role of the visual designer.

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
M.A. Language and Communication Research

The Language and Communication Research course at Cardiff University offers knowledge and expertise to prepare for research in language and communication, in professional or commercial spheres, or as a PhD researcher.

Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy
M.Sc. Science Communication

This course prepares students for a wide range of professional science communication careers in print, broadcast and new media journalism, science policy, public relations, and exhibition and design work. It is both academic and practical, and fosters skills of intellectual analysis and independent investigation.

Science Communication, Translation and Languages
M.A. Journalism (NCTJ accredited)

MA Journalism consists of a common core of study in journalism, with an offer of specialist study in print or broadcast journalism in the second term, which will facilitate your entry into different aspects of the industry. This is particularly relevant in the context of a converging media industry requiring multi-skilling and the ability to adapt to new media environments.

School of Arts
M.Litt. Environment, Culture & Communication

The Environment, Culture & Communicatio programme from University of Glasgow is concerned with the relationships we hold with our 'wild' environments, and how these evolved. You will develop a knowledge of environmental debates from both cultural and scientific perspectives, and learn to communicate environmental issues using a variety of tools and strategies.

School of Social and Political Sciences
M.Eng. Computer & Electronic Systems with International Study

What do 3D TV, digital cameras, smart phones, the iPad and sports instant replay have in common? They're all examples of technology which have been developed combining skills from both computer science and electronic engineering. These subjects have become increasingly intertwined in recent years, so there's a need for engineers with the ability to create and embed intelligence into the products and systems of the future.

M.A. Visual Communication

This intensive master’s degree helps students to improve their creative skills and build a solid understanding of visual communications theory. The Visual Communication programme is offered at the Southampton Solent University.

Marketing and PR
Master Publishing

The Publishing course from the University of Stirling is demanding, stimulating and enjoyable, and many publishers now consider it to be the equivalent of a year’s experience within a publishing company.

M.Sc. Science Communication

The Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol is renowned for its innovative and diverse range of national and international activities designed to engage the public with science. Our MSc Practical Science Communication course is an excellent opportunity to benefit from the Unit's expertise, resources and contacts.

M.Sc. Media and Communications

This course examines the relationships between the media, processes of communication, and the technological developments involved in the transformation of media, communication and social interaction in the contemporary world.

College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Data Communication Networks

This programme aims to provide the students, who will already have a technical background, with a thorough grounding in the principles underlying the inside of modern computer and data networks.

Engineering & Applied Science
M.A. International Communication and Diplomacy

The MA in International Communication and Diplomacy at the University of East Anglia, London teaches graduates and staff of governments, organisations and multinational corporations how to achieve their objectives in global business and trade.

INTO - University of East Anglia London
M.Sc. Human Communication

This modular MSc offers a flexible course of study designed to: develop advanced specialist knowledge in the areas of speech and language therapy, language and communication, and deafness develop high level theoretical and research skillsbe, meet the needs of busy professionals.

School of Community and Health Sciences
Postgrad.Dip. Design for Visual Communication

Gain practical skills and expand your knowledge of design principles, research methodologies and theory with this postgraduate diploma. Explore visual language, typography, colour and information design through set and self-initiated projects. This course offers an intensive vocational route in the graphic design profession and is an ideal option if you need a bridge to Masters study.

London College of Communication
M.Sc. Science

This MSc course offers an opportunity to examine some of contemporary science's most pressing issues and to develop a wide range of skills associated with masters-level study. You can choose any of the current modules within the postgraduate science programme, which means that you can tailor this MSc to suit your own interests.

M.Sc. Science, Media and Communication

This Science, Media and Communication course from Cardiff University offers knowledge and expertise relating to the organisation and funding of scientific research, the reporting of scientific innovation and controversy, and the role of citizens, experts and the media in decisionmaking. Students will also receive practical, hands-on training in presenting science via news media or directly to audiences ranging from school children to the general public.

Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
M.A. Art, Media and Design By Project

This is a taught course designed for students wishing to negotiate a personal programme of study based on the creative and contextual development of their own practice. It teaches a range of research skills and helps you to apply them to the development of your work. Named pathways enable you to work within the disciplines of Fine Art, Media or Design practice.

M.A. Communication, Media and Advertising MA/PGDip

This programme places the academic study of advertising in a broad media context. The programme is designed for graduates with experience in advertising, marketing or related sectors who seek to enhance their qualifications and for those with an academic background in the social sciences or humanities who aspire to careers, or to teach, in these sectors.

Department of Media and Communication
M.A. Intercultural Business Communication

MA Intercultural Business Communications from University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) will be of interest to those wishing to work in careers related to, or who have already worked in, international business and management contexts. It will also be relevant to those who wish to become more successful in understanding communication or who are cultural specialists in their own professions.

M.Sc. Telecommunications Systems

Aston’s long-established MSc in Telecommunications Technology programme is organised by the Electronic Engineering subject group in cooperation with the telecommunications industry via an industrial steering committee. The programme is designed to develop or update a wide range of technical understanding, engineering “know-how” and professional skills that are needed to contribute effectively to the design and development of telecommunications systems for national and international networks, or to enter telecommunications research.

Engineering & Applied Science
M.Sc. International Marketing Communications Programme

This internationally focused programme aims to equip graduates and professionally qualified managers with the necessary skills and knowledge of marketing communications in order to gain a greater understanding of the way these themes interact and operate whilst preparing students for careers in an agency or client context. It provides students with a competitive edge by demonstrating to employers the student’s ability to cope with the practical and academic demands of mobility and intercultural complexity in today’s global arena.

M.Sc. Science Communication and Public Engagement

The University of Edinburgh supports a vibrant culture of science communication and public engagement and has considerable expertise across the full spectrum of science communication and public engagement practice; from dissemination of knowledge, through consultation and collaboration.

College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine