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MA-Postgraduate Certificate-Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communications by Distance Learning - Distance

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  • Objectives
    To equip students for research and analysis of media production, texts and audiences in a global context. The course integrates critical theory with issues of policy and professional practice for students who work in any of the various sectors of the communications industries and professions, or who aspire to do so, or who are involved in media education and training.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements At least a good second class honours degree in any discipline, though a Social Science degree would be particularly relevant, from an institution recognised by the University. Applicants who do not have a first degree, but who can demonstrate other relevant qualifications and/or experience may also be considered.
  • Academic Title
    MA/Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communications
  • Course description
    Course modules
    Core:

    -Key Issues and Approaches in Media Study
    -Media History and Social Regulation
    -The Media in Global Context
    -Communications and Globalization
    -Investigating Media
    -Media Industries
    -Professional Practices
    -Audiences and Reception

    Option modules (one from the following):

    -Media Texts
    -Image and Representation
    -Film and National Cinema
    -Political Economy of the New Media
    -Communication, Technology and Society
    -Political Communication
    -E-Governance and E-Democracy: Theory and Practice
    -Journalism: News Access and Source Power
    -Critical Public Relations: Contexts and Issues

    Teaching and assessment methods
    The course is studied by distance learning. In Year 1 there are five written assignments and one examination. In Year 2 there are four written assignments and a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words

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