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Media, Gender and Social Justice MA

Media, Gender and Social Justice MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Gender Studies Law / Legal Studies Social Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

This course is for you if you are passionate about the power of media and communication for challenging inequalities in social institutions, and want to learn how to use them to effect change in the world. On the MA in Media, Gender, and Social Justice you will gain a comprehensive view of the theories, concepts, and approaches related to the use of media and communication for addressing inequalities and engaging in social justice work. This course is unique in the UK in that it provides an interdisciplinary, critical, and practical focus in the area of media, gender and social justice.

Assessment will focus on practical applications of the concepts learned in the core modules, through seminar papers, research essays, group work, presentations, workshop leadership, case studies, briefing papers, reports, and portfolios, letters to MPs, and exams and tests, depending on the optional module.

This course will equip you with the theoretical, methodological, and practical skills required to work in charitable, community, NGO, grassroots or non-profit organisations seeking expertise in media and communication strategies for enacting social justice-oriented action. You could go on to work in media management, public relations or communication strategy within groups, organisations or teams focused on enacting change in social institutions, drawing on practical knowledge of legal, policy and corporate bodies.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



There are currently a range of core issues in media and gender - in this module you will examine perspectives on direct action in relation to these issues, with an emphasis on intersectional, interdisciplinary and international approaches. Working collaboratively with a team, you will research and present a social justice problem and potential media-based strategies to address it in both oral and written form. You will also get the opportunity to work independently, as you research and communicate analysis derived from appropriate secondary sources related to a specific activism campaign.

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 may consider relevant voluntary/work experience in grassroots, public, private or NGO sectors related to social justice internationally.

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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