University of Westminster

Master Media and Development Full Time - Máster en Medios de comunicación y desarrollo

University of Westminster
  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Middlesex
  • Precio:
    Consultar rellenando el formulario
  • Comienzo:
    Septiembre 2017
  • Lugar:
    Harrow Campus
    Watford Road Northwick Park
    Middlesex (Londres)
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    1 Año
  • Idioma:
    El Curso se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Master Media and Development MA

Requisitos

You should possess, or be expecting, a good first degree (equivalent to at least an Upper Second or a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA ) of 3.00) from a recognised university and/or have relevant professional experience. Particular consideration will be given to mature applicants.

You must be able to write and speak fluent English. If English is your second language you should have a score of at least 6.5 IELTS overall with a minimum 6.5 in the writing element. The TOEFL equivalent is 600 overall in the paperbased test (PBT) and 92 in the TOEFL internet-based test (IBT ), including at least 20 in the writing element.

Applicants may additionally be asked to write 500 words on a topic assigned by the University. As far as possible, telephone interviews are conducted before offers of admission are made. In these, the interviewer looks for evidence of interest in and commitment to the study of communication, as well as analytical skills

Objetivos

The Media and Development MA is an interdisciplinary course that teaches main theories, concepts, case studies and practical media skills around the theme of media and development and its implications for less developed countries. The course will provide you with a unique blend of theory and practice teaching, aimed at deepening your knowledge of the history of communications within the development process of emerging economies. It will critically evaluate the impact of international and regional institutions from a critical political economic perspective. Teaching by academic staff and guest lecturers and carefully selected staff from development organisations will provide you with an overview of the policies, actions and impact of state and non-state institutions within the area of communication media and development.

A distinctive feature is its emphasis on the practical role of communication media in development. You will participate in media production workshops and take part in our managed internship programme, offered in partnership with media and development organisations in London.

Programa

Semester one

Core modules

DISSERTATION
MEDIA PRODUCTION SKILLS
THEORIES OF COMMUNICATION
THEORIES OF DEVELOPMENT

Option modules

GLOBAL MEDIA
POLITICAL ANALYSIS OF COMMUNICATIONS POLICY
POLITICAL ECONOMY OF COMMUNICATION
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION POLICY

Semester two

Core modules

APPROACHES TO MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION RESEARCH
DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS POLICY
WORK EXPERIENCE

Option modules

DISSERTATION
ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS: INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE REGULATORY CONTEXT
EUROPEAN COMMUNICATIONS
MEDIA AUDIENCES
MEDIA BUSINESS STRATEGY
MEDIA AND POLITICS

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