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Graduate Diploma in Communications, Media and English as a Foreign Language

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  • Objectives
    The course provides non-UK students, from countries where English is not the first language, with the academic qualifications to enter the masters degree. You will benefit from: -English language development ensuring you achieve reading, writing, listening and speaking skills corresponding to at least IELTS 6.5 overall -An academic qualification: successful completion of the course will provide you with the academic knowledge and qualifications necessary for master’s degree study -Study and communication skills: you will develop strong study and communication skills, helping your development into further study and your career.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Applicants should have an academic qualification, from any part of the world where English is not the first language, equivalent to at least the first three years of a four-year Bachelor’s degree. Examples are the three-year Diplomas from China, Junior College Diplomas from Taiwan, and Senmon Gakko Diplomas from Japan. Applicants whose diplomas are in a social science or related subject will be preferred but consideration will be given to students from a wide variety of backgrounds. A full transcript is required and applicants should have a grade that is above average. In certain circumstances we will consider applications from students who have a full Bachelor’s degree but do not qualify for admission to a Master’s degree. The English Language requirement is IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 550/213/79iBT, or their equivalent in a wide range of alternative qualifications.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Diploma in Communications, Media and English as a Foreign Language
  • Course description
    Course modules
    Core:

    -Academic English Language Skills 1 and 2
    -Dissertation

    Option modules (two from the following):

    -Science, Environment and Risk Communication
    -Film Text/Film Context: Approaches to Film Theory
    -Advertising, Culture and Communication
    -Analysing Communication Processes
    -Music as Communication
    -The International Context of Communication
    -The Media, Celebrity and Fan Culture
    -Technology, Culture and Power: A Global Perspective
    -Media and the Body

    Teaching and assessment methods
    Teaching is by a combination of lectures, seminars, group work and student presentations. Assessment is by means of essays, research methods and web-based assignments, a dissertation and exams.

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