University of Leicester

Department of Media and Communication

Mass Communication MA/PGDip/PGCert



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Online

Program Description:

Course aims To equip you for research and analysis of media production, texts and audiences in a global context. The course integrates critical theory with issues of policy and professional practice for students who work in any of the various sectors of the communications industries and professions, or who aspire to do so, or who are involved in media education and training. Course modules Core: Key Issues and Approaches in Media Study Media History and Social Regulation The Media in Global Context Communications and Globalization Investigating Media Media Industries: Convergence, Divergence Professional Practices Audiences and Reception Option modules (two from the following): Media Texts Image and Representation Film and National Cinema Political Economy of the New Media Communication, Technology and Society Political Communication E-Governance and E-Democracy: Theory and Practice Journalism: News Access and Source Power Critical Public Relations: Contexts and Issues Advertising: Industry, Contexts, Impacts Advertising as Communication Teaching and assessment methods The course is studied by distance learning. In Year 1 there are five written assignments and one examination. In Year 2 there are four written assignments and a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words.


University of Leicester

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Find Schools