Are you a journalist or communications professional keen to learn more about contemporary global development issues? Are you a development practitioner or NGO staff needing to update your understanding of the media? Have you ever wondered how today’s NGOs are responding to the digital media revolution? Do you want to enrich your understanding of global development issues and produce informed yet critical news and information?
Are you interested in engaging with some of the most important topics in today’s globalised world while enhancing your analytical and media production skills? We will provide you with a conducive environment to learn about and participate in debates such as:
- What is the role of citizen journalists in mediating development news?
- How can ICTs contribute to development and development communication?
- How can we better understand and communicate the realities of globalisation and sustainable development?
- How can media production practices be critically informed?
- What are the dynamics linking conflict, religion, displacement and human insecurity?
- How does the media represent environmental issues?
What you'll learn
Your study will provide a platform to engage in and contribute to current and historical debates about globalisation, mediatisation, international development and the media.
The Media, Communication and Global Development course, offered by University of East London, gives the technical know-how and resources to produce development news and information in various multimedia formats. You will learn how to write for social media and policy briefings, blog and present complex ideas in ethical and creative ways. You will have opportunities to extend your networks, meeting and interacting with industry players in media, international development and the NGO sector. You will learn how to plan and undertake your own research project and to communicate your research findings.
You will have the option to study for a postgraduate certificate or diploma.
- Postgraduate Certificate - This will be available to students completing 60 credits of programme modules: Critical Approaches plus Development Management in the International Context.
- PG Diploma - This will be available to students completing 120 credits from the course but not the 60 credit dissertation. Modules taken will be the above two core modules + two optional modules.
Your future career
Increasingly, the development sector needs those with a sound understanding of the way the media works and the practical skills to develop and implement communication strategies. Likewise, journalists are required to cover complex global issues with knowledge and empathy.
This course responds to these challenges as it focuses strongly on employability. It is designed to enhance the critical understandings of global development by those already working as journalists and to provide development professionals with the opportunity to enhance their media and communication skills.
The course will enhance your abilities to grow your networks among professionals in your field, moving you towards to a new role that is aligned with your new skill set and interests.
The course will equip you to work in the media, policy institutions, development agencies, NGOs or communication roles in government or international organisations. Those who enjoy and thrive on research may wish pursue a PhD or MPhil.
More informationVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Critical Approaches to the Media, Communication and Development
- Development Management in the International Context
- Research Methods for the Social Sciences
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
DisciplinesCommunication Sciences International Development Media Studies & Mass Media View 311 other Masters in International Development in United Kingdom
- Minimum 2.2 Honours in a Relevant Subject
- We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths.
International13200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9420 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9420 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Part-time UK/EU: £1,570 per 30 credit module
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