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MA-Postgraduate Diploma in New Media, Governance and Democracy

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  • Objectives
    The Degree, is taught jointly with the Department of Politics and International Relations, and will provide students with a comprehensive grounding in developments around the world in electronic governance and democracy. As well as offering a theoretical and practical understanding of the major initiatives in e-governance and e-democracy the course will provide a thorough foundation for students in the key political and philosophical principles underpinning these concepts, and the extent to which the nature of politics and the political system may be changing in response to the new media.
  • 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

    -Democracy, Governance and the State
    -E-democracy and E-government: Theory and Practice
    -Research Methods and Management I
    -Research Methods and Management II
    -Graduate Seminar: Identities and Boundaries


    -The International Context of Mass Communication
    -News Management, Communication, and Social Problems
    -Advertising & Cultural Consumption
    -Technology, Culture and Power: Global Perspectives
    -Media, Celebrity and Fandom
    -Film as Mass Communication
    -The Digital Economy
    -International Political Communication
    -Global Cinema
    -The Modes of Diplomacy
    -Democracy in East Central Europe
    -Sovereign Selves
    -American Interventionism after 1993
    -Diplomatic Systems
    -Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union

    Teaching and assessment methods
    Teaching is by a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. Assessment is by means of essays, research methods assignments and a dissertation of 15,000-18,000 words

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