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MA Media, Communication and Global Development

MA Media, Communication and Global Development

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Media Studies Communication Studies

Course type


Course Summary

On this course, you will acquire the knowledge, skills and qualifications to initiate a career change or to take your career in the media, NGO or global development to a higher level. This course will provide you with a conducive environment to learn about and participate in debates such as: What is the role of citizen journalists in mediating development news? How can ICTs contribute to development and development communication? How can we better understand and communicate the realities of globalisation and sustainable development? How can media production practices be critically informed? What are the dynamics linking conflict, religion, displacement and human insecurity? How does the media represent environmental issues?

This course will give you a comprehensive, advanced and critical understanding of the relationships between the media and global development sector and practitioners. It will also equip you with the knowledge to analyse and communicate development information journalistically and academically. Your study will provide a platform to engage in and contribute to current and historical debates about globalisation, mediatisation, international development and the media. This course responds to these challenges as it focuses strongly on employability. It is designed to enhance the critical understandings of global development by those already working as journalists and to provide development professionals with the opportunity to enhance their media and communication skills. The course will enhance your abilities to grow your networks among professionals in your field, moving you towards to a new role that is aligned with your new skill set and interests.

Different course options

Full time | University of East London | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Development Management in the International Context - Core
Dissertation - Core
Critical Approaches to the Media, Communication and Development - Core
Research Methods for the Social Sciences - Core

Tuition fees

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Entry requirements

Students should have 2.2 Honours in a relevant subject. You will normally be expected to have Grade C in GCSE English and maths. Applicants without a first degree but with years of professional practice in relevant fields may be considered in special circumstances, but they may have to complete an oral interview or written test.

University information

The University of East London has 140 practical, career-focused postgraduate programmes in the areas of: Arts Creative and tech industries Architecture Engineering and construction Cultural studies Social sciences Law Business Education Psychology Health Bioscience Sports Many of these are accredited by professional bodies. The uni is based across two campuses in East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park...more

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