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Course summary

This highly regarded course offers a rigorous analysis of the political, economic, cultural and sociological factors which shape the practices and outcomes of mass media. It will give you the opportunity to study and research the main ways in which social scientists have analysed the role of the mass media and communication, and how to develop, evaluate and apply research to evaluate those theories. The Communication MA will provide you with a relevant, well-grounded, high-quality education and skill base, and a clear and comprehensive understanding of communication and the mass media. It is designed both for those who already work in or want to work in the media, and for those who want to go on to pursue further academic research in media and communication. Based on continuous assessment, the course is taught in lectures and seminars by the team from Westminster’s top-rated Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI). You'll be part of a bustling, multicultural academic department that boasts a strong research culture. You'll be able to attend regular talks by outside speakers (academics and practitioners) on a variety of communication and mass media issues. Westminster is a leading provider in this academic discipline and is ranked top 15 among UK institutions for Communication and Media Studies in the QS World University Rankings 2022. The University is also ranked 4th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2022 for Research Quality in Communication and Media Studies.


Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a humanities or social sciences discipline and/or have relevant professional experience. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in writing and speaking. Applicants are required to submit one academic reference.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

Please visit our website to read about funding options: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/funding/postgraduate-student-funding If you are an international applicant, please visit this page to see scholarships available: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/funding/international-student-funding

Communication at University of Westminster, London - UCAS