- Opportunity to join a diverse and international student cohort from all walks of life. Former and current students include a South Korean graduate with 20 year experience in TV production, a professional photographer from Lebanon, a dance graduate from Liverpool, a London-based filmmaker and podcast producer.
- The course explores different aspects of the media industries and professions and will allow you to develop well-rounded communication, marketing and advertising skills.
- The choice of option modules allows you to tailor the course to your personal interests.
- Core and optional modules integrate media practice and media theory, giving you the chance to study an area of interest in greater depth and gain valuable research and practice skills.
- Teaching is research-led by a London-based international team of academics with specialist knowledge of the most recent ideas and innovations in the field.
What will you study?
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.
Where this course will take you
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.)
More informationVisit official programme website
- From Mass Media to New Media: Theories, Approaches, Applications
- Media and Cinema in a Global Context
- Media and Communication Dissertation
- Freedom, Censorship and Subversion
- Cinematic Animals: Monsters, Beasts, and Humans on Film
- Creating Magazines: Content and Context
- Special Study: Multi-Platform Political Communication
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.
DisciplinesCommunication Sciences Media Studies & Mass Media View 238 other Masters in Communication Sciences in United Kingdom
- a second class degree or above (or equivalent) in a related subject in the humanities or social sciences; and/or
- comparable professional or research experience.
International16200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Home and European Union:
- MA part time: £4,895
Overseas (not EU):
- MA part time: £8,910
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