Designed to provide multidisciplinary understanding of contemporary communications for students regardless of first degree background. It allows students to pursue advanced study in the way in which selected areas of mass communications media operate. Useful for communications industries professionals to develop a broader understanding of the industry, its place in contemporary society, and current and likely future developments.
12 months full-time
Institute of Communications Studies
Communication provides the framework for the development of any modern society. The investigation, therefore, of the processes, effects, and contents of communications is central to any understanding of the contemporary world.
The Institute of Communications Studies is a multidisciplinary enterprise which brings together specialists from politics, sociology, history, engineering, international relations and journalism to improve our understanding of how communications drives modernisation in our ‘information age’.
Leeds was the first ‘traditional’ British university to embark upon the academic study of communications and their role in the political and social systems of the modern world.
What you study
Mass Media and Society
The Communications Revolution
Two option modules from the range offered in a particular academic year.
Students will also study research methods and write a dissertation
How you study
Mixture of lectures, tutorials and seminars but with a considerable emphasis on individual study skill