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Media, Communications and International Journalism MSc

Media, Communications and International Journalism MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Communication Studies Journalism (General) Media Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme combines the latest in media, communications and audience theory, and research methodologies with the production and editorial skills that are required of the modern journalist. You can apply your understanding of the role of the media in society to your own journalistic output.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • You will be taught by members of the Glasgow Media Group, which has an international reputation for pioneering research methods in media and communications.
  • The Glasgow Media Group comprises industry-trained programme-makers and the programme includes a practical element related to transferable skills for employability.
  • The city of Glasgow is the centre of the media industry in Scotland and is home to the headquarters of BBC Scotland, STV and a range of major press titles including The Herald and The Daily Record. The Media Group has strong connections with local industry.
  • Researchers from the Glasgow Media Group have presented their work globally, given expert evidence to Westminster select committees and appear regularly on the BBC and other news outlets.
  • You can choose optional courses from areas such as economics, criminology, human rights, sociology, and politics whose research is at the forefront of debates about the role of the media in society.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The programme is aimed at those interested in pursuing careers in the public domain (journalism, public relations, factual TV and radio, government bodies, voluntary organisations, museums) where skills in media and communications are essential. However, a working and critical knowledge of media and communications is increasingly desirable in areas as diverse as health, education and finance.

Different course options

Full time | University of Glasgow | 1 year | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

14-SEP-20

Modules

This course allows students to critically explore media, communications and journalism studies, focusing on key debates and issues such as journalism ethics and practices, commercial versus public service broadcasting, public relations and spin, patterns in media content and regulation of the media. The analysis of these issues is contextualised in the broader transformations in the social, economic and political environments and the global impact of digital technologies.
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,370

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in sociology, politics, economics, history or related social science subject.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more

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