Journalism and Media Communications, M.A. | University of Hertfordshire | Hatfield, United Kingdom
12 months
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16450 GBP/year
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About

The Journalism and Media Communications degree from University of Hertfordshire is a full-time taught programme with a great record of helping students achieve jobs in the industry. By joining this programme, you’ll extend your knowledge and skills in the media. You’ll meet students from around the world, forming close friendships and strengthening your international awareness.

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Overview

Key features

You’ll benefit from our extensive links with the media industry including, membership of the Public Relations and Communications Association and educational membership of the British Society for Magazine Editors. Be inspired by our guest speakers. Previous talks have included the editor of Marie Claire, an investigative journalist from the BBC and head of a media agency. Plus, we’ll invite you to join our small ‘afternoon tea’ sessions with speakers twice a semester. You’ll be supported to find valuable work experience. Previous students have gained placements with the BBC, Sunday Times and a variety of PR agencies.

You’ll analyse contemporary intellectual theories of media and communications. You’ll cross-examine the synergies between social media, PR and journalism, interrogate current media practices and convergence. Every step of the way, there’ll be a strong focus on your future employability. You’ll be taught by lecturers with extensive professional experience of journalism, PR, web design, media production and media research. Whatever your background, this MA will enhance your career by equipping you to operate effectively in a professional media environment.

By joining this Journalism and Media Communications degree from University of Hertfordshire , you’ll benefit from a diverse and international student cohort within the School of Humanities postgraduate community.

Why choose this course?

  • you want to gain a broad range of communication and digital media skills
  • you want to feel inspired by expert lecturers widely experienced in the communications industry plus as a partner university with the prestigious Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA)
  • you’re excited to gain valuable networking skills and contacts. You’ll benefit from the experience of our expert speakers and gain current knowledge of the PR industry. Find out more about our speaker series, Media Matters
  • you want to gain insights into emerging trends in the fast-changing digital media world. You want your skills to be valued by a wide range of media and related industries.

Careers

Employability is central to everything we do. This MA opens up a wide range of opportunities, from PR, Corporate Communications, marketing and advertising to magazines and web publications.  Your creative and critical thinking, as well as the analytical, research and communications skills gained through this course, are all highly valued in a wide range of industries.  Recent graduates are working internationally on The Expat and Raffy magazines in Malaysia, as well as in Corporate Communications and UK local radio.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corporate Communication, PR and Advertising
  • Media Production
  • Research Methods: Advanced Research Skills
  • Media Dissertation
  • Research Methods: Critical and Theoretical Debates
  • Writing for Magazines
  • Work Placement
  • Sports Journalism

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
59
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
59
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

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

  • We require at least 2:2 (or equivalent) degree in Humanities or a Business subject and a personal statement. Graduates with an Honours Degree in any discipline who have otherwise demonstrated potential to succeed at postgraduate level Journalism and Media Communications will also be considered. You'll also need to provide a work or academic reference.
  • All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in all other bands.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10395 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10395 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU full time: £15450 per year

Part-time

  • National: £865 per 15 credits
  • International: £1370 per 15 credits
  • EU: £1370 per 15 credits

Living costs for Hatfield

660 - 1140 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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Scholarships Information

Below you will find Master's scholarship opportunities for Journalism and Media Communications.

Available Scholarships

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Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
15 Jul 2025
ETS India
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
LPDP (Indonesia Endowment for Education)
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
PETRONAS Education Scholarships
Merit-based

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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Goa Education Trust scholarships
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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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Qalaa Foundation
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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Aga Khan Foundation
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
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Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
4000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Chancellor's International Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
2000 GBP
Deadline
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King’s Award Clearing Scholarship (£2000)
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
2000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
King’s Award Scholarship (£2000)
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
2000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Student Success Scholarship (£2000)
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
2000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Super Early Bird and Early Bird Payment Discount (£2000 or £1000)
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Chevening Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
20 INR
Deadline
Not specified
Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation loan scholarships
Merit-based

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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Full payment discount
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Study Abroad - 20% Discount
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
University of Hertfordshire Graduate Scholarship - Herts Alumni 20% Discount
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, United Kingdom
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
07 Nov 2024
Chevening Scholarships
Merit-based

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UK Government
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Independent provider
Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amberscholar Scholarship
Merit-based

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Amber Student
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
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Independent provider
Grant
8000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships for International Students
Merit-based

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Get-Scholarship
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Scholarship Scheme set up with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Merit-based

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The Anglo-Norse Society - scholarships & grants
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Anglo-Norse Scholarship Scheme set up with the Royal College of Music
Merit-based

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The Anglo-Norse Society - scholarships & grants
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
7000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amber Scholarship For September Intake
Merit-based Need-based

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Amber Student
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000000 INR
Deadline
Anytime
Education Future International Scholarship
Merit-based

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Education Future
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
1652 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship – University Bids
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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
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ServiceScape
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Chevening Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
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U.S. government
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
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Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries
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DFID/UK Universities
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
01 Oct 2024
Marshall Scholarship
Merit-based

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The Government of the United Kingdom
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
01 Dec 2024
The Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Students With Disabilities Scholarship Contest
Merit-based Need-based

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Simmons and Fletcher
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Independent provider
Grant
500 GBP
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Rapid Formations Entrepreneur Scholarship
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Rapid Formations
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
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Leopold Figl Foundation
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Grant
Various benefits
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Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
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Grant
25000 USD
Deadline
20 Sep 2024
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
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Ayn Rand Institute
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Grant
7000 USD
Deadline
24 Apr 2025
Go Global MBA Scholarship
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educations.com
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Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
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educations.com
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Grant
5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Pinsky Law New Venture Development Scholarship
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Pinsky Law
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Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
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World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
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The Ramsay Centre
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Global Innovation Challenge
Merit-based Need-based

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Social Shifters
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Grant
8000 EUR
Deadline
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Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
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European Commission
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Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
Merit-based

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ACES: The Society for Editing
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
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AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
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Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
The MyUS Community Scholarship
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MyUS
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Grant
2000 USD
Deadline
20 Aug 2024
Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
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Dermadry
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
$1,000 All Star Verified Scholarship
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Verified Scholarships
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
10 Dec 2024
PlagiarismSearch 2024 Essay Contest
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PlagiarismSearch
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
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IvyPanda
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Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
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Florida Rentals
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965 USD
Deadline
Anytime
Dr. Martin Blank – SYB Scholarship
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500 USD
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31 Oct 2024
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1500 USD
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31 Jul 2024
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