Media and Digital Communications, M.A.

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  • 12 months
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The Regent's University London MA in Media and Digital Communications bridges the traditions established in the study of 20th century media with the innovative and emerging practices of the 21st century. Students will learn about a range of communicative and creative practices within media that are increasingly shaped by technological change and digital communications.


Students on this MA in Media and Digital Communications programme from Regent's University London will gain a wide-ranging conceptual foundation for understanding the development and growth of media and communications as an academic field, as a cultural landscape, and as complex, networked industries. You will gain a critical awareness of current problems and emerging methods and analytic techniques needed to address audiences, data, digital communications, and social media.

The degree offers an exciting range of optional modules to represent the breadth of issues and topics relevant to media and digital communications today. From investigating love in a digital age, to learning techniques for telling stories across multiple platforms and formats, the degree will prepare students with future-facing skills needed for careers in a continually evolving professional landscape.

London is a living classroom on the degree, connecting students to a media capital and global hub for digital innovation. Guest speakers, practitioners, industry experts and specialists in the field of theory or practice, will contribute to the degree and work with students to enhance their learning and skills.

A special feature of this MA is that it allows you to choose your final assessment, which can be a dissertation, or a creative project or an industry placement. During this period, you will engage with employability and personal development sessions, in order to consolidate your academic experience and prepare yourself for the next exciting stage in their futures.


The hybrid nature of the programme, which bridges tradition with innovation and the theoretical with the practical, enables you to develop a range of generalist and specialist skills. These transferable skills will enhance your employment prospects across a wide range of media & digital communications related fields. Your knowledge and skills will open doors to you in a wide range of areas such as digital communications, media production, media research, public relations, journalism, marketing, or for further education.

At Regent’s we believe in helping you get the most out of your experience, and provide every student with employability and personal development sessions prior to completion of your final module (dissertation or project or placement). These focused and personalised sessions will help you consolidate your skills and learning and help you communicate them to the right people and places, while planning your next steps.

Programme Structure


  • Core concepts in media and communications
  • Media research design and methods


  • Social media and digital culture
  • Research innovations and digital methods

In addition, you will choose one of the following three final assessment options, each worth 60 credits:

  • Dissertation
  • Project
  • Placement plus project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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).

Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding a minimum lower second class (2:2) UK Honours undergraduate degree from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications from recognised institutions will be accepted.

We also welcome applications from candidates who do not meet the essential entry criteria outlined above. In order to be accepted for exceptional entry, you must:

  • Hold a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
  • Provide a 1000-word personal statement outlining your reasons for applying, and how your previous experience is of relevance to the programme you are applying for
  • Be prepared to attend an interview with the Postgraduate Admissions Panel.

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    18000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1250 - 2600 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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