MA Media and International Development
The MA Media and International Development degree is a unique and innovative Masters programme which addresses current theories, practice and research surrounding the relationship between media and development. This Masters programme:
- Combines theory and practice through its two specialist media and development modules.
- Gives students the opportunity to either write a dissertation in the summer term or take a work-experience module.
- Is embedded in the local community, with strong links to a number of local NGOs and media organisations.
- Is connected to a wide range of international organisations in this area. These include the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association who provide teaching and a scholarship for the course, New Media Networks who contribute to the teaching on one of the core modules and Inter Press Service who provide internship opportunities.
- Has, in recent years, included seminars, lectures and workshops from Intermedia, The Guardian, Mediae, World View, One World Media, the International Broadcasting Trust, Health Images and academics from the London School of Economics, the University of Westminster and City University.
- Contains an optional six-day practical training course entitled, Ethnographic Film-making for Development Professionals, run by Postcode Films
- Is situated in the School of International Development (DEV) which has a world-class reputation for research in development studies.
- Allows for a unique range of choice and specialisation, with students able to choose module options from within DEV and from other departments at UEA.
The majority of the School’s research was rated as ‘internationally outstanding or high quality’ by the government in the last national research assessment exercise (RAE 2008). The School was placed in the top three departments in the country for research on international development. Furthermore, the School is consistently ranked highly in league tables. We are in the top 10 of the Guardian and Times League Tables for Geography and Environmental Sciences; in 2012/13 we were ranked 3rd in the Guardian’s University Guide and 9th in The Times League Table.