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MA-PgDip-PgCert International Media Industries

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Normally, an honours degree or equivalent qualification in the humanities or social sciences. Overseas students need a IELTS level of 6.5 or equivalent English language ability. If you do not have the necessary English language ability, you can take a pre-sessional English course in our TESOL department to reach the required level.
  • Academic Title
    MA/PgDip/PgCert International Media Industries
  • Course description
    This course gives you advanced knowledge and understanding of international media industries in their • political • economic • technological • regulatory context. You explore their contribution to the public knowledge, citizenship and broader policy agendas in their states and communities.

    The course prepares you for a career in the media or it can provide you with professional development if you are a media practitioner in areas such as
    • media research
    • media and communications policy and management
    • professional writing
    • persuasive communication

    It is also suitable if you are a teacher or lecturer in social sciences and wish to gain substantive knowledge of international media to add to your expertise.

    If you are an overseas graduate and media practitioner, this course enables you to gain an in depth knowledge of British and European media institutions. You gain the analytical tools to enable you to reflect on how the media functions in your own country. It also equips you with the knowledge and skills to teach or research the media industries.

    Associated careers

    This course prepares you for employment or advances your career in many areas of international media including • media research • media and communications policy and management • professional writing • persuasive communication.

    It may also help you enter a career teaching or researching media industries.

    Course content

    Core modules
    • studying media institutions • contemporary media policy • news making • theories of international media • comparative analysis of international media • researching the media • dissertation

    Options
    • media policy in the EU • journalism, law and society • digital media and society • introduction to writing for the media • practical public relations • hypermedia design • Web development for media professionals • communication ethics • introduction to corporate communication • researching communications • public relations: organisations and management

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