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MA Global Communication and Media

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Full time | City Campus | 1 year | JAN-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Film / Video / Television Production Communication Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

  • Understand a rapidly changing field.
  • Study the role of communication and media in contemporary society.
  • Learn effective approaches for analysing media texts.
  • Conduct research and present your findings and ideas with clarity.
  • Develop as a professional, while drawing on the department’s advanced industry connections and research expertise.

On this course, you’ll gain a broad understanding of modern media and communication, and develop the skills you need for a career in these fields. You’ll develop specialist knowledge, and become a researcher in your own right. From there, you’ll be ready to launch a rewarding career, or enter doctoral study.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

You’ll be guided through your learning in a supportive environment where access is always available to academic and support staff. You are encouraged to develop learning autonomy, independent study skills, self-reflection and employability skills.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminar activities and discussion of reading
  • interactive workshops
  • tutorials and academic tutoring
  • critical thinking and research skills
  • practical work, data production and analysis
  • field trips
  • conferences
  • formative assessment activity and summative feedback
  • essays and individual presentations
  • guest speakers

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • new media organisations
  • international social media management
  • press and media organisations
  • international news agencies
  • governmental departments
  • journalism and campaign management
  • public relations
  • charity sector campaigning
  • advocacy
  • academia
  • teaching


Research Methods And Skills For Media, Arts, Arts Management And Global Communication (30 Credits) - Core
Understanding Audiences (15 Credits) - Core
Think Free: Contemporary Issues In Digital Cultures (15 Credits) - Core
Media Representations And World Perspectives (15 Credits) - Core
Media And Communication: Theories And Debates (30 Credits) - Core
Global Media Developments (15 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (Ma Arts And Cultural Management) (60 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above in Communications, Media, Journalism, Public Relations, History, International Relations, Politics, or related field. In some circumstances, students without traditional undergraduate qualifications will be considered. It is envisaged that these Students will have relevant work experience.

University information

When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University students will be working at the cutting edge of their discipline, using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace. There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a...more

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