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Media Practice for Development and Social Change

University of Sussex

M.A. On Campus
12 months
Duration
19300 GBP/year
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About

Media Practice for Development and Social Change degree offered at University of Sussex combines critically analysing development, democratisation processes and social change with gaining creative and technical media production skills.

Overview

You focus on media as tools for global social and political change with a strong emphasis on the role of civil society and (alternative) media organisations.

Social media, citizen journalism, activist media, participatory media and specialised broadcast media are successfully used to inform and engage audiences outside established channels of communication for issues such as:

  • social inequality
  • human rights
  • gender issues
  • environmental change.

Careers

Civil society institutions, social movements and international development agencies increasingly require skilled and creative people to apply digital media technologies in enhancing their capacity to communicate, interact and influence within and across borders.Media Practice for Development and Social Change degree offered at University of Sussex has been developed specifically for those seeking employment in:
  • global or national media industries
  • NGOs and the international voluntary sector
  • international development institutions
  • independent media production companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Media Project for Development and Social Change
  • Media Project for Development and Social Change with Placement
  • Activist Media Practice
  • Contemporary African Issues
  • Decolonising Development
  • Doing Gender in Theory and Practice
  • Interactive Project Development
  • Livelihoods, Inequalities and Rural Change
  • Photography: Documentary, Landscape, Politics
  • Postcolonial and Decolonial Epistemologies
  • Race, Culture and the Media

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
62
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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
62
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

  • Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You can also apply for this course if you have relevant work experience or you submit a portfolio of work. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year for full-time students

Funding

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