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Communications Studies MA

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements * A good honours degree equivalent to an upper second, in any subject. Applications are considered individually and ICS will consider relevant professional experience in assessing applications. * International students who do not have English as their first language will be required to provide evidence of competence in English: o IELTS (written test) of 6.5 with no element below 6.0, o IELTS (internet based test) of 94 (minimum scores: listening 20, reading 23, speaking 23, writing 24); o TOEFL 250 (computer test) 600 (paper test) with at least 4.0 on the written test)
  • Academic Title
    Communications Studies MA
  • Course description
    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
    Core modules:

    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

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