The Media and Communications sectors play key social, cultural and economic roles both within the UK and on a global scale. The UK’s media and communication industries are world leading and important providers of employment. We feel their social impacts in our everyday lives and we increasingly communicate through communication devices and receive information via variety of media platforms.
But the sectors are also characterised by fast-paced changes, to which individuals and organisations constantly need to adapt. Our programme will equip you with skills and a knowledge base to critically understand and navigate this environment both as an individual and in your professional roles.
The course is taught by a team of experienced educators who have had professional careers in a related sector and/or are internationally recognised researchers in the field. A group of non-academic partners and advisors also contribute to the delivery of the programme, in the forms of visiting talks, debates and discussions, contributing to assignment briefs, and offering networking opportunities. These professionals have significant experience in the industries, media and communication agencies and as online/digital media practitioners.
Students on the course receive automatic membership of the Public Relations and Communication Association (PRCA), which is a key industry body.
You can sign up to complete the MA programme as a whole, or undertake it in stages – initially working towards a Postgraduate Certificate then a Postgraduate Diploma, before completing your Masters qualification. If you do not wish to commit to the full Masters qualification, you can choose to complete either a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma, depending on the module credits you accrue.