MA-Postgraduate Diploma in New Media, Governance and Democracy by Distance Learning - Distance

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  • Objectives
    This programme allows you to build on the broad introduction to media and communication research and specialise by studying the developments that have occurred around the world in the provision of electronic government. The programme examines the political, economic and social reasons for the establishment of e-government and examines online government developments in the wider context of debates about e-democracy and the civic engagement of citizens. The establishment of e-government is critically examined against the rapid spread and adoption of new information and communication technologies. It also considers the importance of e-government in offsetting growing political alienation and distrust of politicians and governments.
  • 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 Diploma in New Media, Governance and Democracy
  • Course description
    Course modules

    -Key Issues and Approaches in Media Study
    -Media History and Social Regulation
    -Media in Global Context
    -Communications and Globalization
    -Investigating Media
    -Media Industries: Convergence, Divergence
    -Professional Practices
    -Audience and Reception
    -Political Communication
    -E-Governance and E-Democracy: Theory and Practice

    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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