Masters in Journalism & Media

Media Studies & Mass Media


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Media studies is a broad field of studies that deals with the history, content and impact of various collective communication methods and tools, with a focus on mass media. The discipline places a great focus on the theoretical and cultural approach towards communication sciences, mass communication and communication studies. Media studies also use concepts and techniques from other disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, psychology, politics, economics, or philosophy. Mass media refers to the applied study of different practices and technology used to facilitate the communication of information for large audiences.

Theoretical studies in mass media emphasise topics such as the history of mass media and its social impact, with an in-depth understanding of communication theory and an analytical approach to the development of new media. Many schools offer joint degrees, combining media with other subjects. Vocational courses focus more on teaching practical and specialised skills such as efficient writing, editing techniques and the process of production in specific areas of the media.

Career prospects for graduates in media studies and mass media include roles such as journalist, media planner, broadcast producer, market researcher, social media manager, public relations consultant, copywriter, and others.

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Suggested Masters in Media Studies & Mass Media

M.Sc. Media and Communication

The MSc Media and Communication programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the field of media and communication at theoretical and practical levels.

Preparation Course Marketing

ESLI partners with universities in the U.S. and Canada to offer students premiere language instruction and university preparation  in order to achieve full admission to their  field of study.  ESLI partner universities offer conditional admission to  students which means that students who complete the ESLI language program do not have to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam.  

United States
Master Creative Industries

Previously known as the Master of Convergent Media, this degree has been serving the creative industries since 2008 with over 60 graduates from sectors such as broadcast, marketing, design, journalism and communications. The Creative Industries programme is offered by Western Sydney University.


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