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MA - Master of Arts
Film / Video / Television Production Communication Studies
By studying our MA in Global Media and Communication you will gain a comprehensive grounding in theories, perspectives and research relating to globalisation, global media and communications. Our course focuses on the political, economic and cultural dynamics of national and transnational media and communications.
You will critically examine the role of media and communications technology in shaping cultures and societies, influencing development processes and linking transnational communities. You will investigate how media and communications are central to the changing structures, boundaries and flows of our increasingly globalised world and look at the key influence of digital media and web-based cultures. Paying particular attention to global development and inequalities, you will also explore the ways in which communication processes can be seen to both widen and close the gap between the global ‘north’ and ‘south’.
On completing this course, you will have developed a critical understanding of the relationship between processes of globalisation, media and communications and their diverse impacts on social change, as well as the relationship between communication and development processes. You will have developed an understanding of the contemporary and historical processes shaping globalisation in the digital era, and you will acquire the necessary advanced analytical and research skills which will be essential for your dissertation project.
This postgraduate degree provides an excellent grounding for you to progress in a wide range of professions. Many of our graduates have returned to careers where the MA has allowed them to advancement to a higher position.
Teaching and learning
You will be taught by a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials.
Assessment will be through a combination of essays, research methods assignments and a dissertation.
Careers and employability
Our course is specially designed so that you can develop an in depth knowledge of the field and a wide range of transferable skills. Successful completion of this course will enhance your employability and give you a strong competitive advantage in the job market.
Some of our recent graduates have gone onto to secure jobs in areas including new media organisations, press and broadcast organisations, international news agencies, government departments, advertising firms and public relations organisations.
Our course has a strong emphasis on research methods and training and therefore provides a solid foundation if you wish to continue to research at doctoral level.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
Students need to have 2:1 degree or equivalent professional qualification. We can give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field.
For a century, the University of Leicester has been home to great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking work of the university’s expert research groups, postgraduate students will tackle the emerging social, economic, political, and scientific issues head-on and set the agenda where others simply follow....more