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MA Journalism and Media Communications with Advanced Research

MA Journalism and Media Communications with Advanced Research

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2 years

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Journalism (General) Communication Studies Film / Video / Television Production

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About the course

This programme provides students with a professional critical insight into the media industry. Students will study a range of modules taught by research-active experts. Modules are assessed through a variety of both traditional, such as essays, presentations, and critical reviews alongside non-traditional such as podcasts, pitching and case study simulations which aim to assess and develop transferable skills and subject knowledge.

This Advanced Research award prepares students for conducting and communicating independent research whilst providing students with the opportunity to further hone and advance personal research, analysis, and communication skills. The degree is aimed at applicants aspiring careers in research and communications whether you embark in digital marketing analytics, journalism or research within academia.


Employability is central to everything we do. This MA opens up a wide range of opportunities, from PR, corporate communications, marketing and advertising to work in magazines and web publications. Your creative and critical thinking, as well as the analytical, research and communications skills gained through this course, are all highly valued in a wide range of industries.


The aim of this module is to pick up on the research skills developed in Media Research Methods A and B and to advance these skills in a systematic way. This will help you to further expand your repertoire of media research skills and explore a wider range of theoretical and methodological approaches. We will explore how to develop advanced media research projects, how you can apply these skills in a professional environment, how to use technology efficiently and effectively to support your research and what ethical implications may need to be considered when designing and carrying out research.

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Entry requirements

We require at least 2:2 (or equivalent).

University information

​Master your dream At Herts, the university offers a huge variety of postgraduate courses covering everything from animation to environmental management. It offers flexible study options to suit a student’s lifestyle, fantastic links to business and expert guidance every step of the way. Why choose postgraduate study at Herts? Employment prospects: 91.5% of postgraduates are in work or further study* Industry connections: Links...more

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