12 months
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17000 GBP/year
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About

The Media and Development degree at the University of Westminster will provide you with a unique blend of theory and practice teaching, aimed at deepening your knowledge of the history of communications within the development process of emerging economies. 

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Overview

The Media and Development course at University of Westminster is an interdisciplinary course that teaches main theories, concepts, case studies and practical media skills around the theme of media and development and its implications for less developed countries. It will critically evaluate the impact of international and regional institutions from a critical political economic perspective. Teaching by academic staff, guest lecturers and other carefully selected staff from development organisations will provide you with an overview of the policies, actions and impact of state and non-state institutions within the area of communication media and development. 

A distinctive feature is its emphasis on the practical role of communication media in development. You will participate in media production workshops and take part in our internship programme, offered in partnership with media and development organisations in London. As part of the work experience module, students participate in an extensive NGOs and media seminar series featuring experts and panel discussions. The work placement programme is in line with the University of Westminster’s strategy of nurturing of the critical practitioner.

Career Path 

  • Graduates apply for posts in development organisations based in London such as OneWorld, Oxfam, Save the Children, Red Cross, ActionAid, Panos, DfiD, Intermedia, BBC, Institute of War and Peace, Christian Aid and War on Want. Some students were able to build on knowledge, skills and their background in working for governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations (in Romania, Pakistan and India) and a range of international business organisations, including the BBC. 
  • The course also prepares students for further studies and for a higher degree, e.g., a PhD. Some students apply for PhD Scholarships advertised by the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design and they were all encouraged to join the Communication for Development Network (C4D) which meets once a month in London.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Independent Study (Dissertation/Project) 
  • Communications Policy and Development 
  • Theories of Communication 
  • Theories of Development 
  • Approaches to Social and Cultural Diversity 
  • Digital Media Production  
  • Global Media 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2). Applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirements can be considered with lower qualifications if they have significant work experience.
  • If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in writing and speaking.
  • Applicants are required to submit one academic reference. 

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: £1,900 (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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