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About

The media industry is changing quickly, and success depends on keeping up. If you're preparing for a career in this exciting field, our MA Media and Communications degree course at University of Portsmouth will help you stand out from the competition.

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Overview

You'll unpack the current and historic effects of media on society, and learn about how traditional and new media can be used to communicate different messages. You'll combine cultural, historical and industry-specific analysis with theoretical study, and develop a deeper critical appreciation for the media too. You'll also have the chance to test your creativity, by producing screenplays and TV scripts.

Once you graduate, you'll be able to pursue roles across the media industry, including publishing, journalism, scriptwriting, film and media management.

What you'll experience

On this MA Media and Communication s degree course at University of Portsmouth , you'll:

  • Study a range of political, industry-based, and text-based approaches to media and its communication strategies, in film, television, magazines, newspapers, fiction, graphic novels and comics
  • Research, analyse and critique film and TV scripts
  • Understand the important themes in the media industry, including media politics, media cultures and media industries
  • Produce screenplays for film and television while working with a specialist tutor
  • Develop your own interests through your dissertation, industry study, screenwriting project or work placement project
  • Be supported by a team of experienced lecturers who have researched and published in their specialist areas, and who bring those specialisms to their teaching sessions
  • Use our University research services, including open access computing facilities and our extensive library and online resources
  • Get involved in our dynamic research culture through your film and TV dissertation
  • Engage with our researchers and published experts, many of whom are well known internationally in the field

Careers and opportunities

On this course, you'll develop the necessary expertise to prepare you for roles within the media and other creative industries, in particular film and television. You'll also be well prepared for further postgraduate study, such as a PhD or teaching qualification.

Career opportunities include:

  • Film and media management
  • Teaching
  • Writing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Journalism
  • Media

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Media Contexts
  • Media Politics 
  • Media Cultures and Industries 
  • Short screenwriting project
  • Industry study
  • Dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

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.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
91
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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience or qualifications

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14300 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7300 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: Part-time: £3,650
  • International students: Part-time: £7,150

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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