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You will consider major traditions, theories and frameworks of inquiry relevant to the analysis of global communications and development.

Through a series of insightful lectures and seminars, you will investigate the social, economic, political and historical character of global communications and development and learn new communication infrastructures, tools and media practices.

The Global Political Communication programme at Loughborough University will develop your critical understanding of how the media and creative industries work, along with insights into broader economic, social, and political issues. For example, you will reflect on the impact of the digital age and information capitalism on the Global South, which incorporates communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

You will learn from a passionate faculty of leading professionals and academics, offering a vibrant insight into the media and creative industries, through the sharing of specialised knowledge in information science, law, anthropology, political economy, political and social theory, ethnic studies and more.


Graduates from our Global Communication and Development programme are highly-qualified to work in a variety of communication and development roles across a range of sectors, including tourism, the media and the government.

Teaching of global communication trends means graduates of this programme will be well placed to influence communications and practices in roles across the world, especially in the Global South.

Graduates will also have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and career prospects further by undertaking a PhD programme in media or a creative discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Critical Studies of Globalisation, Communication and Social Change
  • Researching Media Industries
  • Collaborative Project
  • Dissertation
  • Media and Social Movements
  • Media and Popular Culture in Latin America
  • Communication and Politics in North Africa and the Middle East
  • Media Cultures of South Asia

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      • Programme intensity

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        • Full-time duration 12 months
        • Average part-time duration 48 months
        • Intensity Flexible
        • Duration description
          Up to 4 years
      • Languages
        • English
      • Delivery mode
        On Campus
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      Academic Requirements

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      Required score: Upper Second Class

      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

      Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

      • An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        19000 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 19000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
      • EU/EEA

        10550 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 10550 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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      The fee stated is for a full-time student. Part-time students should divide the fee by 180 credits and then multiply by the number of credits they are taking to calculate their tuition.

      Living costs for Loughborough

      • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
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