Communication media are present in all aspects of our daily lives in all shapes and forms: old and new, digital and analogue, hardware and software, architecture and big data, image and text, communities and selfies... Media and communication technologies and cultures play an important role in the organisation and management of social, political, and economic institutions.
The Media and Communication course at Kingston University is designed to provide a critical overview and survey of today's media landscape and media environments.
The compulsory core modules provide you with a comprehensive grounding in the theoretical and empirical approaches to studying media institutions, texts and communication practices. The option modules allow you to specialise in research areas that interest you within this broad field, and enable you to examine various media industries and communication practices within their historical, economic, political and social contexts.
Many of our alumni currently work in the media and cultural industries, government (e.g. parliamentary communication officer), PR (marketing executive for a legal firm; event manager), publishing, radio and journalism (e.g. online publications editor, radio presenter, journalist). Two recent graduates took part in the Facebook Design Jam workshops and were so successful that one has been offered a role at Facebook in London. Many others have launched successful start up businesses (headphones, digital art, fashion...etc.)
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Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
2 years including professional placement
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Get a free IELTS practice test
You need the following GPA score:
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).
Home and European Union:
Overseas (not EU):
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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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