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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Communication Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course is for you if you want to gain a deeper understanding of the theoretical and methodological approaches to the rapidly changing field of media and communication research. The MA in Mass Communications provides a thorough grounding in the theories, approaches and research necessary for the study of media and communication processes in both the national and global contexts. The course combines an overview of the history and development of communication research with a critical analysis of current theories in the field.

Assessment is by means of written assignments based on individual and group work and a dissertation of 14,000 words.

This Master’s degree will demonstrate to potential employers that you have a high level of knowledge in your particular area, which can set you apart from others in the job market. The course has a strong emphasis on research methods and training, which will have a practical application in the professional world. Some of the key career destinations include new media organisations, as well as press and broadcast organisations with a new media component, international news agencies, government departments (e.g. publicity, education, and health), advertising firms, public relations organisations, and many others.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module will give you an overview of media and cultural studies research across a plethora of fields. You will be immersed in the central debates and issues that have shaped the historical developments of these fields. This will include the economic, political, cultural and technological forces that shape practices of each field in social context.

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 need 2:1 degree or equivalent professional qualification. We can give special consideration to applicants who have significant work experience in a relevant field.

University information

As a top 25 UK University, Leicester has always been home to the 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 research of their experts, you will tackle the emerging social, economic, political and scientific issues head on and set the agenda where others simply follow. At Leicester, students aren't...more

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