The MA in Global Media and Communication provides a comprehensive grounding in theories, perspectives and research relating to globalisation, global media and communications. The course´s core focus is on the different political, economic and cultural dynamics of national and transnational media and communications.
Through a variety of core and optional modules, you will critically examine the role of media and communications technology in shaping cultures and societies, influencing development processes and linking different transnational communities. You will investigate how media and communications are central to the changing structures, boundaries and flows of our increasingly globalised world and look at the key influence of digital media and web-based cultures. We will pay particular attention to global development and inequalities, and you will explore the ways in which communication processes can be seen to both widen and close the gap between the global ‘north’ and ‘south’.
On completing this course, you will have developed a critical understanding of the relationship between processes of globalisation, media and communications and their diverse impacts on social change, as well as the relationship between communication and development processes. You will have developed an understanding of the contemporary and historical processes shaping globalisation in the digital era, and you will acquire the necessary advanced analytical and research skills which will be essential for your dissertation project.
This postgraduate degree provides an excellent grounding for you to progress in a wide range of professions. Many of our graduates have returned to careers where the MA has allowed them to advancement to a higher position.
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2:1 degree or equivalent professional qualification.
We can give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field.
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Global Communications and Development
Theories of Globalisation and New Media
Media Research Methods
Research Design and Communication
Plus a 14,000-word Dissertation
Option modules, choose three option modules from:
Global Affairs: Communication, Culture and Power
Technology, Culture and Power: Global Perspectives
Critical Approaches to Consumer Culture
International Political Communication
Law in the Media
Digital Media in Everyday Life
Chinese Media in a Global Context
Globalisation of Sexuality: Culture and Media
Critical Approaches to Celebrity Culture
Cosmopolitanism, Media and Human Rights
Protest and Publics in the Network Society
New Media, Online Persuasion and Behavioural Change
Plus a further one option module from:
The Cultural Industries: Theory, Policy and Practice
Gender Politics in Contemporary Media
Humanitarianism, Ethics and the Media
Critical Game Studies
The Social/Cultural Construction of Science, Health and the Environment
This Masters degree will demonstrate to potential employers that you have a high level of knowledge in your particular area, which can set you apart from others in the job market. The course has a strong emphasis on research methods and training, which will have a practical application in the professional world.
Some of the key career destinations include new media organisations, as well as press and broadcast organisations with a new media component, international news agencies, government departments (e.g. publicity, education, health), advertising firms, public relations organisations, and many others.
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