University of Leicester

Department of Media and Communication

New Media and Society MA/PGDip


Leicester, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA, PGDip/ PGCert

Format: Online

Program Description:

Course aims In addition to a thorough grounding in the origins, theoretical development and research methods used in the study of media and communication research this programme offers access to academic knowledge about the history, growth and development of the internet and other related wired and wireless technologies, the different applications to which these technologies have been put, and their social and psychological impact upon users and societies. Legal, regulatory and issues linked to the political economy of the internet will also be studied. The programme is international in perspective, examining global developments, but also offers more detailed examination at the local and regional level. It aims to impart knowledge and reflective practice that has relevance to local and regional contexts. 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 The Political Economy of the New Media Communication, Technology and Society 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

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Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

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