Master's Degrees in Communication Sciences in United Kingdom

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Studying Communication Sciences

Communication sciences concentrate on human behaviour, through the impact and influence on mass media and messages to people and culture. Graduates of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in communication sciences can build a career in journalism, market research, education, human resources, advertising and many other fields.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The moment you will step into a UK university campus, you will feel you have entered a fairy tale. The UK campuses are mesmerizing and the student facilities are outstanding. All the modern and unique features of British universities enable you to engage in ground-breaking research and experience top quality teaching and learning.

Applying to a Master's in United Kingdom

If you want to study a Master's degree at a university in the United Kingdom, you will have to get the right documents to prove that you fit the university requirements. Provide complete personal information, previous qualifications, financial information, and a personal statement. You'll be asked to present supporting documents including:

  • birth certificate;
  • your passport or national identity card;
  • reference letters from past employers or teachers;
  • copies of past diplomas or certificates;
  • academic transcripts.

To show that you have the right English skills, you'll have to also present a IELTS, TOEFL or CAE language certificate, and in some cases provide an additional test such as UKCAT, BMAT or LNAT. The deadlines for applying to a Master's in the UK are usually during the summer (June), or in winter (January). Many universities have rolling applications, which means you can apply whenever you are ready.

If you want to apply more easily to a university in the UK, you can use Studyportals Apply – our university application platform. We'll first ask you a few questions to determine how well you fit the Master's programme requirements. Then, you just need to fill in your student profile, including all your gathered personal and academic information. If you complete your applicant profile to 100% you will be able to apply to more than one university. Now, we will be able apply to the university on your behalf and do our best to get you into the university in the UK.

174 Communication Sciences Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.Sc. Innovation Management in Organisations

This Innovation Management in Organisations programme at the University of Leicester is for you if... you have a creative or innovative mind and would like to learn more about how to manage innovative ideas and how to take a product or service from concept to market.

M.Sc. Marketing Communications

This Marketing Communications programme offered by Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics explores and investigates the marketing communications business, how marketing communications work, how to plan a marketing communications campaign, and ethical considerations when implementing marketing communications in practice.

M.A. Language, Culture and Communication

Are you interested in understanding and critiquing the ways in which language is used in politics, the media, and intercultural communication? This Language, Culture and Communication course from the University of Birmingham is intended for those who wish to upgrade their professional and academic standing in discourse studies, linguistics, semiotics, and/or intercultural communication.

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics
M.A. Communicating Economic Policy

The MA Communicating Economic Policy programme from New College of the Humanities is an enthralling mix of economic policy and the communication of economic knowledge, this MA will train you to understand how economic knowledge is used in the modern world.

M.Sc. Science

This Science qualification from The Open University UK explores some of contemporary science's most pressing issues and develops a wide range of skills associated with postgraduate study. 

M.Sc. Wireless Communications

The MSc Wireless Communications degree at University of Southampton explores the technologies that are transforming our communications systems. This one year intensive course includes core and optional modules in digital coding and transmission, radio communications engineering, signal processing, wireless and mobile networks and cryptography.

Electronics and Computer Science
M.Sc. Communications Engineering

This Communications Engineering programme from the University of Birmingham will equip you for a rewarding career in a dynamic and challenging field. Companies in both mature and rapidly growing economies are keen to secure staff with the masters-level specialist knowledge of the underlying principles and advanced applications of communication systems that this programme provides.

School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.Sc. Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration) - PgDip

This Speech and Language Therapy course, delivered by Queen Margaret University, is for people with a relevant degree seeking to refocus their studies into the area of speech and language therapy. It will enable you to register with the Health and Care Professions Council and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) to practise as a speech and language therapist in the UK.

School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication
M.Sc. Strategic Communication and Public Relations

The M.Sc. in Strategic Communication and Public Relations at Queen Margaret University provides you professional training in efficient communication methods and teaches how to coordinate research work. This Master’s offers insights about strategic communication, public relations campaigns, and digital communication and you can also tailor the focus of your studies according to your career goals.

School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication
M.Sc. Marketing Communications

The Marketing Communications programme from the University of Birmingham is designed for graduates and practising managers already familiar with basic marketing concepts. Building on your existing skills, you will develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of integrated marketing communications within a strategic marketing context and managerial framework. 

Birmingham Business School
M.Sc. Speech and Language Processing

The Speech and Language Processing programme from The University of Edinburgh covers all areas of speech and language processing, from phonetics speech synthesis and speech recognition, to natural language generation and machine translation. 

School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
M.Sc. Marketing (Communications)

The MSc Marketing (Communications) form Manchester Metropolitan University is designed to ensure you will study the latest thinking and techniques within the discipline of marketing communications , as well as specialist areas, such as digital and social media.

M.A. Visual Communication

The Visual Communication program offered by Bath Spa University is a practical Master’s course for photographers, illustrators and graphic designers. We encourage you to work independently and collaboratively, while learning a shared visual language.

Bath School of Art and Design
M.Sc. Marketing Communications

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), this Marketing Communications course from London South Bank University will equip you for a career in the marketing arena in areas such as corporate marketing, advertising, public relations and market research.

M.A. Political Communication

The MA Political Communication will deepen your understanding of political communication in national and international contexts and, where relevant, your skills in this field.

Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
M.Sc. Digital Communication Systems

Modern information systems continue to transform and progress the ease with which information can be accessed across the globe and to underpin the digital society and economy.

Electronic,Electrical and Systems Engineering
M.A. Communication Design: Illustration

Choose Kingston's Communication Design: Illustration MA - This course encourages the exploration and understanding of the methods and processes at work in contemporary visual communication. It will further develop your personal practice and approach to the making of images.

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
M.A. Global Political Communication

The Global Political Communication MA focuses on political communication in a fast changing global context, looking at message production, transmission, and reception across nations, as well as the key theories, themes and controversies central to the academic study of political communication.

Social Sciences
Pre-Master Postgraduate Pathway: Intercultural Communications

Communications and Humanities aims to share information across different cultures and social groups. Anglia Ruskin's MA Intercultural Communications course covers various cultural topics such as Impacts of Migration Discourse and Identity, Language, Identity and Policy and Intercultural Relations and Communication. 

Cambridge Ruskin International College
M.Sc. Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions

The MSc in Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions (ICBP) at University of Warwick is for anyone who wants to develop their intercultural skills, and apply those skills to the world of business or beyond. With research increasingly showing a need for employees who can work across cultures, the intercultural skills you’ll learn on the course will prepare you for wherever you want your career to take you. 

M.A. Cross-Cultural Communication

The Cross-Cultural Communication postgraduate programme from Newcastle University enables you to meet the growing need for increased knowledge in cross-cultural communication. You will receive communication-focused training and develop expertise in cross-cultural communication.

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Postgraduate Diploma Political Communication

On this Political Communication programme at the University of Glasgow you will explore a variety of themes in areas related to mass media, politics and communication. You will seek to understand flows of information and their political consequences both domestically and internationally, across a diversity of platforms, structures, and systems.

College of Social Sciences
M.A. Graphic Design Communication

MA Graphic Design Communication at Chelsea College of Arts encourages a broad and diverse approach to thinking and practice that helps students shape engaging and imaginative design solutions through material, media, technologies and systems of public engagement.

Chelsea College of Arts
M.A. Phonetics and Phonology

As a student on our MA in Phonetics and Phonology, you will study the sounds and sound patterns of the languages of the world from cognitive and social angles, combining theory and data. You will be guided by academics who are recognized experts in their field, with specialisms in language change, acquisition, prosody, spoken interaction and sociophonetics.

M.Sc. Politics and Communication

This programme offers an intensive, year-long exploration of the relations between politics, media and communications. It aims to provide an advanced understanding of theoretical and applied knowledge in the intersecting fields of politics and communication research. 

Department of Media and Communications
M.A. Graphic Communication Design

Graphic Communication Design is the carrier signal for the twenty-first century. MA Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins brings together design-led and research driven approaches to an increasingly important practice and field of study. We take a critically informed and widely experimental approach to the production, form, and circulation of knowledge.

Central Saint Martins
M.Sc. Mobile Communication Systems

This programme aims to develop students’ knowledge and expertise in the latest mobile and wireless technologies through practical application analysing and evaluating problems and responding to challenges in real time.

M.A. Global Intercultural Communication (Part Time)

You will develop a broad-based approach to the study of language and intercultural communication, both as a cultural resource and a cultural practice. And you will gain an understanding of how the new media and mobile technologies that characterise contemporary global networks are affecting communication.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.A. International Communications

Become an effective communications practitioner who has the expertise and confidence to work in an international setting. You will learn how to work with clients to produce practical communications solutions in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Faculty of Business & Law
M.Sc. Speech and Language Therapy

City, University of London's MSc Speech and Language Therapy has an excellent reputation and is based within the largest, teaching, research and clinical division in the UK for language and communication science.

School of Health Sciences
M.A. Mass Communications

Contemporary mass communications inhabit an increasingly digital landscape subject to cultural, economic and legal change. During this MA Programme you will interrogate the significance of media forms, the systems within which they operate and the challenges they face.

Master Mobile Communication Systems

The Mobile Communication Systems programme from Loughborough University London is aimed at providing knowledge and expertise in the latest mobile and wireless communications technologies driving the evolution of mobile Internet. The demand for low-latency, high-speed mobile data access is increasing, with the use of smart phones and bandwidth-intensive wireless multimedia applications.

Institute for Digital Technologies
M.A. Global Media and Communication

The ways in which media is produced and consumed are rapidly changing; as industry seeks to manage the challenges of a globalised and knowledge-driven economy, we are increasingly engaging with media in all aspects of our lives. But media also concerns power and politics. This course will deepen your understanding of these complex dynamics and practices, preparing you for a career in this fast-changing industry.

M.A. Media and Communication

This course offers a sophisticated insight into the role and function of media in contemporary society. It focuses on the centrality of modern media forms and practices in our daily communication, and examines the ways in which they facilitate and constrain the way we communicate with each other.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Fashion Communication

With its three distinctive but interconnected pathways, this course is for dynamic students looking to thrive within the fashion communications industry at the highest level. The Fashion Journalism pathway focuses on writing, editing and digital media. Fashion Communication & Promotion is for innovative image-makers; and Fashion Critical Studies offers an academic approach to the analysis of Fashion.

Central Saint Martins
M.A. Globalization and Communications

By studying our MA in Global Media and Communication you will gain a comprehensive grounding in theories, perspectives and research relating to globalisation, global media and communications. Our course focuses on the political, economic and cultural dynamics of national and transnational media and communications.

Department of Media and Communication
M.Sc. Political Communication

On this Political Communication programme at the University of Glasgow you will explore a variety of themes in areas related to mass media, politics and communication. You will seek to understand flows of information and their political consequences both domestically and internationally, across a diversity of platforms, structures, and systems.

College of Social Sciences
M.A. Media & Communications

The MA in Media and Communications offers a broad look at many aspects of the media – sociological, economic, cultural. It invites you to think critically about the larger, global media worlds of the present age, and about your own location in the mediated society in which you live.

Department of Media & Communications
M.Sc. Cognitive Neuroscience

This MSc is provided jointly by the Department of Psychology and theYork Neuroimaging Centre (YNiC), and recruits contributing faculty from other university departments such as The Hull-York Medical School.

M.Sc. Mobile and Satellite Communications

Satellite communications, broadcasting, terrestrial mobile networks and the internet are essential components of communication and information infrastructures. This Mobile and Satellite Communications programme is offered at the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey.

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Foundation Media and Communications

This Pre-Master’s course in  Media and Communications prepares you for entry onto a number of exciting media-related MA degrees at the University’s School of Arts and Humanities.

Nottingham Trent International College
MSc, PgCert, PgDip Science Communication and Public Engagement (Online Distance Learning)

The Science Communication and Public Engagement (Online Distance Learning) programme offered by The University of Edinburgh attracts students from across the globe, from a range of academic and professional backgrounds and provides a formal qualification for those working in science communication and public engagement or a conversion route for those interested in moving into this field.

Edinburgh Medical School
M.Res. Humanities

The MRes in Humanities offers students the opportunity to produce a substantial piece of independent research and writing, and to undertake wide-ranging, systematic training in research skills and project management. 

M.A. Marketing Communications and Branding

This MA will develop your understanding of marketing communications and branding by examining a range of contemporary marketing and marketing communications topics, while also engaging you in research methods and the undertaking of a significant research exercise.

M.A. Cross-Cultural Communication and International Relations

This Cross-Cultural Communication and International Relations programme provides provides theoretical, research and practical training in areas of international and intercultural communication and international relations. It addresses contemporary international dynamics through a range of theoretical, empirical and area-based approaches.

School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
M.Sc. Telecommunication and Wireless Systems

The internet has developed at an astounding rate, connecting people in ways that we could never have imagined. On this programme you will study the advanced communications theory that underpins the science of networking, focusing on physical layer network communications, information theory and coding.

MLitt Publishing

The Publishing course from the University of Stirling is demanding, stimulating and enjoyable, and many publishers now consider it to be the equivalent of a year’s experience within a publishing company.

M.A. Visual Communication

This intensive master’s degree helps students to improve their creative skills and build a solid understanding of visual communications theory. The Visual Communication programme is offered at the Southampton Solent University.

Marketing and PR
M.Litt. Environment, Culture and Communication

This Environment, Culture and Communication programme at University of Glasgow explores the relationships we hold with our ‘wild’ environments, and how these evolved. You will develop a knowledge of environmental debates from both cultural and scientific perspectives, and learn to communicate environmental issues using a variety of tools and strategies. 

School of Social and Political Sciences
M.Ed. Community Learning and Development

It will interest those working in youth work, adult learning, community arts and community development from a wide range of backgrounds including community education, housing, planning, social work and other community linked professions.

College of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Language and Communication Research

Based in the Centre for Language and Communication Research, this programme is tailored for a career in language-related research, or in a field requiring enhanced communication awareness.

Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy
M.A. Communication Design: Graphic Design

Choose Kingston's Communication Design: Graphic Design MA - This course encourages the exploration and understanding of the methods and processes at work in contemporary visual communication, and will further develop your personal practice and approach to graphic design.

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
M.A. Humanitarianism and Conflict Response

This multidisciplinary degree course focuses on response to crises originating from both conflict-zones and natural disasters. Bringing together the study of medicine and humanities, the course provides an inclusive approach that mirrors the reality of aid operations and informs the reflexive processes of both analytical and applied disciplines. Students will be able to draw synergies from an exceptionally wide breadth of disciplinary traditions and research expertise.

School of Arts, Histories and Cultures
M.Sc. Dispute Resolution

The course is aimed at students wishing to develop careers in dispute resolution, including as negotiators, mediators, conflict managers, complaint handlers, and ombuds. It will suit those who are already employed in dispute resolution, career changers, and recent graduates.

School of Business, Enterprise and Management
Postgraduate Certificate Communications Electronic Warfare

The Communications Electronic Warfare PgCert from Cranfield University covers a selection of Electronic Warfare (EW) topics relevant to military communications systems, covering the specification, analysis, development, procurement, and technical management of military information systems.

Defence and Security
M.A. Advertising, Branding and Communication

These days, good things don't come to those who wait – they come to those who move.As a student on the MA Advertising, Branding and Communication course at the University of West London, you will become a strategic thinker and communicator to create cutting edge advertising, brand and design campaigns. 

London School of Film ,Media and Design
M.Res. Social Science

This research degree is designed to develop your research and independent study skills and enable you to further explore issues of social science which are of most interest and relevance to your future career. 

M.A. Strategic Marketing Communications

The University of Greenwich was the first UK university to offer a specialist degree in marketing communications and we have continued to develop our portfolio since then through this Strategic Marketing Communications programme.

Business School
M.Sc. Communication and Entrepreneurship

Run in conjunction with the Nottingham University Business School, this innovative postgraduate course provides you with an exciting opportunity to investigate communication in the context of entrepreneurship and business. The programme will introduce you to the multidisciplinary dimensions of professional communication, exploring in detail how linguistic analysis can illuminate and enhance communication in businesses and a range of other workplaces.

Nottingham University Business School