Transnational Media and Globalisation MA - London - Greater London - City University London - I33851

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  • Academic title
    Transnational Media and Globalisation MA
  • Course description
    The dynamics of globalisation and digitisation are shaping a new media order. National boundaries no longer contain cultural flows and nation states struggle to maintain control over international communications. Media are increasingly transnational in character, adjusting – and influencing – cross-border movements of ideas, goods, capital and people. The emerging transnational media order challenges boundaries, questioning the principle of territoriality and opening up from within the national media. New media practices and flows are shaping media spaces with a built-in transnational connectivitiy, creating contemporary cultures pregnant with new meanings and experiences. This programme analyses the global remapping of media spaces and addresses key issues related to transnational cultures.

    City University
    is among the world’s best places to study global communications. We have a long and distinguished tradition in international communication studies that began with Jeremy Tunstall’s pioneering work in the 1970s and 1980s. The programme also builds on the research work of the Department in media and communication and offers students the opportunity to combine specialised modules in transnational media and culture with modules in communication and sociology. The programme is taught by internationally renowned scholars who are leaders in their field.

    City University is located in London, Europe’s media hub and home to many international media players. It is a vibrant cosmopolitan city and the ideal place for transcultural studies. The campus itself is based in the heart of town, walking distance from the business district, the British Library, and the headquarters of countless media companies and NGOs.

    Modules: MA Transnational Media and Globalisation

    Students complete six taught modules from a combination of three compulsory core and three elective modules. Students also take part in a dissertation workshop and produce a dissertation over the summer period.

    Core Modules

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          Transnational media and Communication (SGM100)
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          Democratisation, information and communication (SGM009)
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          Approaches to social research (SGM222)
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          Sociology Dissertation (SGM111)


    Elective Modules (choose three modules from this list)

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          International communications and conflict (SGM008)
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          Political communication (SGM004)
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          Communication, culture and development (SGM223)
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          Media information markets (SGM001)
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          Media and human rights (SGM224)
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          Developments in communications policy (SGM002)
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          Globalisations, challenges and transformations (SGM101)
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          Global migration (SGM233)
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          Media and communication theories (SGM003)
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          Representation and reception (SGM011)
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          Analysing media discourses (SGM202)
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          Surveillance studies: theories and concepts (SGM237)
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          Surveillance studies: processes and practices (SGM238)
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          Feminisms and the media: representation, technology and change (SGM239)
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          Issues in media and communications research (SGM230)

     
    NB. Elective modules choices are subject to availability and timetabling constraint.

    Mode of Study

    Students may take the MA programme on a full or part time basis.

    Duration

    Teaching is delivered in the format of lectures, classes and seminars, taking place in the first and second academic periods (September - April).

    Full-time students will normally attend for two or three days a week, and complete their dissertation in the third academic period.

    Part-time students will normally attend for one or two days each week for two years. In the first year they will take two core modules in the first academic period and two optional modules in the second academic period. In the second year they will take one core module in the second academic period, one optional module in the second academic period and complete their dissertation.

    Dissertation

    The dissertation of 15,000 words carries 40% of the total marks towards the MA degree. Full time students should present their dissertations by September of the year following entrance.

    The weighting of the marks is as follows:

    Continuous assessment (coursework) 60%

    Dissertation 40%

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