University of Leicester

Department of Media and Communication

New Media, Governance and Democracy MA/PGDip



Program Information

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Format: Online

Program Description:

Course aims This programme allows you to build on a broad introduction to media and communication research and specialise by studying the developments that have occurred around the world in the provision of electronic government. The programme examines the political, economic and social reasons for the establishment of e-government and examines online government developments in the wider context of debates about e-democracy and the civic engagement of citizens. The establishment of e-government is critically examined against the rapid spread and adoption of new information and communication technologies. It also considers the importance of e-government in offsetting growing political alienation and distrust of politicians and governments. Course modules Key Issues and Approaches in Media Study Media History and Social Regulation Media in Global Context Communications and Globalization Investigating Media Media Industries: Convergence, Divergence Professional Practices Audience and Reception Political Communication E-Governance and E-Democracy: Theory and Practice 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.


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