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About

The Media, Ethics and Social Change MA (online) from the University of Sussex offers you the opportunity to engage with the ways in which digital media is both transforming the world and is a medium for transformation. It will teach you how to use digital media in a meaningful way to bring about positive change across various sectors.  

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Overview

Taught 100% online, this flexible course from the University of Sussex offers you the opportunity to study their Media, Ethics and Social Change MA from wherever you are in the world. Designed for professionals striving to progress their career and make a real impact, you’ll graduate with the confidence to lead change and challenge the status quo.

A primary focus of the course is the exploration of digital media in the context of activism and social justice; how can media practice lead to social change? How can we engage in activism and achieve ethical citizenship through digital media?

 

You will study the intersection of three key phenomena in modern societies:

  • the desire for social change
  • the role in digital media in helping change to happen or preventing change from happening
  • the underlying ethical principles that guide our interactions with one another, the larger world, and the digital technologies.

Programme Structure

The course has been designed to give you the broad range of skills employers desire; digital marketers and journalists will enhance their knowledge and use of digital platforms to reform the ways they work and bring more ethical practices to their workplace.

Each module lasts seven weeks and is delivered via Canvas, a state-of-the-art online learning platform, which can be accessed by a computer, tablet or smartphone alike so you can truly study whenever and wherever you like.

  • Activist Media Practice
  • Digital Media Ethics
  • New Developments in Digital Media
  • Media Theory
  • Public Relations
  • Gender, Sexuality and Digital Media
  • Digital Media: Theory and Critique
  • Race, Culture and Media
  • Producing Media for Social Change
  • Media and Climate Crisis
  • Big Data for Social Change
  • Participatory Journalism

Lecturers

Delivered by the School of Media, Arts and Humanities this MA brings together a unique cluster of academics who are leading experts in digital media, social activism and justice, journalism, digital culture and technology. Our research-led teaching means you’ll benefit from the latest research insights.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • 20 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second-class (2:1) undergraduate honours degree or above from any UK university or international equivalent. You could also be considered for entry to this course with relevant professional experience and may be required to submit a portfolio of work as part of your application.

  • Applicants whose first language is not English (and whose first degree was not taught in English) need to supply evidence of IELTS (Academic) High level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5725 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11450 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5725 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11450 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Course fee: £11,450
  • Cost per module: £955

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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