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Comments about Postgraduate Diploma-MA International Media Studies - At the institution - Belfast - Belfast - Belfast - Northern Ireland
Entry Conditions Postgraduate Diploma - you should normally hold a degree in an appropriate subject from a recognized institution. In some circumstances prior experiential learning or alternative qualifications may be accepted, at the discretion of the subject selectors. You may be asked to attend an interview. Applications will be welcomed from those with relevant professional experience in the media. Non-native speakers of English must meet the university's TOEFL or IELTS requirements. MA - candidates may proceed to the MA upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma.
Postgraduate Diploma/MA International Media Studies
The programme is an advanced study of contemporary media in an international frame. Emphasising the dynamic interactions between local, national and transnational media industries and cultures, it will be of interest to those wishing to engage at a professional and theoretical level with a range of media systems. Students will develop a sophisticated knowledge of critical theories and methodologies in media studies in order to analyse the mutual implications of international and national policy regimes, economic forces, cultural practices and media forms. Overall, the course adopts a comparative approach, enabling students to understand the complex forces which shape contemporary international media. Among the various topics covered, the course includes a study of:
* labour practices within the creative industries
* activist and practioner networks and digital communication technologies
* the politics of information economies and intellectual property rights
* the political economy of international news media.
The option of taking this course on a part-time basis will be attractive to teachers with an interest in media studies in the classroom, to media practitioners and graduate students looking for an enhanced understanding of critical and scholarly perspectives on international media.
Duration and Mode of Attendance
Postgraduate Diploma - two semesters; October-January, February-June.
MA - 15 months; dissertation to be submitted by 31 December.