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Media and Communications MA

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Full time | Northampton Square | 1 year | SEP-21

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Communication Studies Media Studies Sociology

Course type


Course Summary

Who is it for?

This course has been developed for those who wish to extend, deepen, update and sharpen their knowledge and understand current developments in media and communications. It will also provide you with the confidence to undertake further studies related to your academic practice and support you disseminating this work.

The methodological approaches and research tools you learn will be applied in your individual research projects and can be professionally applied to working in the field.


The Media & Communications MA will help you:

  • Gain an overview of various specialist subdisciplines, including Big Data, Digital Cultures, Mobile Media, News and Information, and Social Media
  • Develop a thorough grounding in the social, economic, political and policy context of media and communications.
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of contemporary issues in media and communications.
  • Gain an advanced understanding of recent developments and current debates in media and communications through a range of modules.
  • Learn the methodological approaches and tools to effectively research in the field.
  • Take an in-depth exploration of an aspect of theory or practice through the literature and/or empirical evidence and make recommendations to improve and develop current understanding.

The Department of Sociology at City offers you an extensive range of module options from across the broader field of Sociology. This enables you to specialise in your particular areas of interest whilst studying them from a different perspective, developing your critical skills and advancing your knowledge.

Career prospects:

Graduates of this MA have entered a wide variety of careers, including:

  • Broadcasting.
  • Press and telecoms networks.
  • NGOs.
  • The development sector and consultancies.
  • Advertising.
  • Marketing.
  • Politics.
  • Journalism.
  • PR.
  • Media management.
  • Regulatory agencies.

Recent graduate positions include:

  • Advertising and Marketing Executive.
  • Fundraising, Campaigns and Appeal Organiser.
  • Journalist.
  • Media Planner.
  • Public Relations Officer.

You will have access to the expert services of our Careers, Student Development and Outreach Office. They regularly receive information about internship and job opportunities and are invited to participate in media fairs and panel discussions with alumni.


This module is intended to provide knowledge of transnational media, cultures and practices, along with an understanding of the impact of globalisation on media and communication.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a first or second-class honours degree in any subject but applications are also welcome from those with experience in the media, information or the communication sectors. An equivalent qualification from an overseas institution will be considered.

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK university, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. It is home to over 20,000 students, 46% of which are studying at postgraduate level and has over 175,000 alumni from over 180 countries. City is divided into five different academic Schools: School of Arts & Social Sciences The Business School (formerly Cass) School of Health Sciences The City Law...more

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