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Global Media and Communication

University of Leicester

12 months
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19000 GBP/year
8250 GBP/year
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About

This Global Media and Communication programme offered at the University of Leicester is for you if... you want to understand the relationship between the processes of globalisation and communications and how they shape our world.

Overview

By studying the MA in Global Media and Communication offered at the University of Leicester, you will gain a comprehensive grounding in theories, perspectives and research relating to globalisation, global media and communications. Our course focuses on the political, economic and cultural dynamics of national and transnational media and communications.

You will critically examine the role of media and communications technology in shaping cultures and societies, influencing development processes and linking 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. Paying particular attention to global development and inequalities, you will also 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.

Careers and employability

Our course is specially designed so that you can develop an in depth knowledge of the field and a wide range of transferable skills. Successful completion of this course will enhance your employability and give you a strong competitive advantage in the job market.

Some of our recent graduates have gone onto to secure jobs in areas including new media organisations, press and broadcast organisations, international news agencies, government departments, advertising firms and public relations organisations.

Our course has a strong emphasis on research methods and training and therefore provides a solid foundation if you wish to continue to research at doctoral level.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Global Communications and Development
  • Theories of Globalisation and New Media
  • Media Research Methods
  • Global Media: Structures and Representations
  • Global Affairs: Actors, Communication and Culture

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 degree or equivalent professional qualification.
  • We can give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Leicester

751 - 1426 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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