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Media and Communication: Digital Culture and Communication Pathway MA

Media and Communication: Digital Culture and Communication Pathway MA

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Full time | University of Liverpool | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Communication Studies Digital Media Cultural Studies Film / Video / Television Production

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

By studying this MA in Media and Communication you will develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of different forms of communication in their social, political and cultural contexts, focusing either on the relationship between the media and politics in contemporary societies or, on digital culture and communication.

The Digital Culture and Communication pathway offers an excellent opportunity for you to engage with contemporary issues and debates on culture, media and society in the digital age. The pathway critically examines the relationship between media, technology and everyday life and it encourages students to analytically reflect on their own digital cultures, identities and everyday practices.

The pathway is built around core modules which focus on the theories and debates surrounding:

the impact of digital cultures and communication on everyday life and experience in the digital age.
the intersection between digital media technologies and wider social issues such as human interaction, work, politics, education, and the economy.
research methods used in media and communication research.

You will develop skills that directly enhance employability, including applying critical reviewing skills, giving presentations, plus data management, problem-solving, team-working and research design and implementation.

You'll able to pursue your own specific research/study interest in political communication via a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation and by choosing two further modules from a range of other M-level modules provided by the department or wider school.

Career prospects

Student career development is a major interest for the department and we actively encourage students to integrate career planning into their academic studies. This is promoted through individual modules which have strong policy and career relevant aspects, and a close relationship with the University’s excellent Careers Service who provide bespoke sessions for students.

Through this programme graduates will enhance their career prospects in professional areas like cultural and non-profit institutions, media, journalism and government. While some positions in these fields often require the ability to conduct research or project-work and to demonstrate sustained and complex organisational skills in ways encompassed by this MA, its emphasis on oral and written communication skills as well as on IT-based presentation skills and research will be useful for many types of employment. As a strongly academic degree, this MA offers a good preparation also for those graduates who wish to further their academic study through a PhD.

Modules

The proposed module has six main goals: to provide students with an appreciation of the breadth and depth of interaction between digital media and society at large; to provide students with an appreciation of the scientific, technical and organisational underpinnings of contemporary digital media; to engage students in exploring the social and cultural policy implications of digital media; to explore the benefits provided and risks posed by each new form of digital media; to explore the deeply linked connections between digital media and society, social change and individual experience.?

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Candidates wishing to be considered for registration onto our Masters degree should possess a good Honours degree (2:1 or equivalent). You will require a good Honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant field, such as Communications and Media, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, or related discipline.