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Cross-Cultural Communication and Media Studies MA

Cross-Cultural Communication and Media Studies MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Communication Studies Media Studies Community Relations

Course type


Course Summary

This course provides theoretical, research and practical training in areas of international and intercultural communication and the media. It combines theory and practice of journalism, public relations practice, and theoretical analysis of the media. The Media Studies pathway is a specialism on the Cross-Cultural Communication MA. It is designed for students who wish to combine the study of cross-cultural communication with developing skills and knowledge relevant to various aspects of media. This specialist pathway is delivered by academic staff in media and cultural studies from the School of Arts and Cultures. The pathway is suitable if you have some journalism and/or PR knowledge through your undergraduate studies or voluntary work. It is also suitable for journalists or PR professionals wishing to develop academic knowledge and research methods. The pathway draws on our research in media, communication and cultural studies.

You will develop: critical understanding of media, culture and society; knowledge to theorise and analyse media, journalism and public relations; knowledge of media law and advertising regulations in a transnational context; an understanding of strengths and weaknesses of different types of data dissemination; analytical and critical skills to assess and conduct research in the field of media, journalism and PR; the ability to deliver and evaluate a PR event in the public, private and voluntary sectors; skills to set up a campaign network and deliver PR campaign messages; skills to produce effective press releases and script, shoot and edit digital films; skills to produce news reports in a range of media forms and skills to script, shoot and edit digital films.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



The aim of the module is consistent with the overall aim of the CCC+ programme: to develop advanced level of cross-cultural communicative competence for professional work including written and spoken presentation; to apply the knowledge and skills students have acquired from the taught modules to independent research and demonstrate their professional knowledge and skills and to provide opportunity for students to critically evaluate information they obtain in the literature, as well as to reflect on their own knowledge and skills.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a subject broadly related to: Business, social sciences (eg languages, law or sociology) or humanities. Work experience in an international organisation or cross-cultural context is desirable, but not essential. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant teaching or professional experience.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more