12 months
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17000 GBP/year
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About

The Diversity and the Media course from University of Westminster is an exciting and highly innovative course (developed in collaboration with the Media Diversity Institute) that seamlessly combines theory and modules providing or containing hands-on practical training in journalism or campaigning and public relations related to social and cultural diversity. 

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Overview

The Diversity and the Media course from University of Westminster will give you the opportunity to study and research the main ways in which social scientists analyse the role of the mass media in the social construction, representation and understanding of difference and social diversity and get a critical understanding of the social and media structures and journalistic practices that impact upon these processes. It will also equip you with practical skills that will enable you to produce your own media product on a topic related to social and cultural diversity.

The course combines a portfolio of theory modules aimed to develop your knowledge and critical understanding of the processes of managing and making sense of cultural diversity, key issues in intercultural communication and of various aspects of the sociology of news with a number of practice-oriented modules intended to give you first hand experience in the practice of inclusive journalism. 

Drawing upon this unique combination of rigorous theoretical engagement and specialist practical training, this course is designed to equip you with a comprehensive conceptual/theoretical grounding and the practical skills to engage in responsible media coverage of diversity, to practice culturally informed and inclusive journalism and to develop a career (whether practical, strategic, or research-based) involving understanding and responding to the challenges of social diversity.

Career Path

  • Graduates of the Diversity and the Media MA are able to work in a wide range of sectors and professions. This MA will benefit those seeking a competitive edge in a careers market that values high-level skills in communication, journalism, research and critical thinking. This course will be of particular interest to those who plan to work in the creative industries, in journalism across different platforms, as well as those already working in this field. It will also benefit students that want to work or are already working in non-profit sectors, including NGOs and advocacy groups. It also provides an excellent preparation for those planning to continue their studies to PhD level.The University’s Careers and Employability Service has built up a network of over 3,000 employers around the world, helping all our students explore and connect with exciting opportunities and careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to Social and Cultural Diversity 
  • Diversity in the Media: Models, Institutions, Practices
  • Advanced Independent Study
  • Journalism Practice and Inclusive Society
  • Digital Media Production
  • Issues in Journalism: Freedom, Ethics and the Law

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
58
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
58
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
88

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) with a relevant degree or  work experience. Interviews are by skype.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK PT tuition fee: £950 (Price per 20-credit module)
  • International PT tuition fee: £1900 (Price per 20-credit module)

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

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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