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Course summary

Overview Key topics addressed in this course include behaviour change communication, participatory communication, press freedom, NGO fundraising and representations of development. In recent years, we’ve had an impressive line-up of seminars, lectures and workshops from organisations including Save the Children, FCDO and WaterAid. In addition, students can attend professional skills courses such as Participatory Photography and Introduction to Fundraising and get involved with UEA societies such as UEATV, Concrete Magazine and Live Wire. You’ll find this course relevant if you’ve recently completed undergraduate study with an interest in the relationship between media and development, or if you’ve already worked in the media or in the field of development. Please note we are changing our name to the School of Global Development from 1 August 2023, as we mark our 50th Anniversary. About This Course Get to grips with a fascinating subject on this innovative programme. You’ll address current theories, practice and research surrounding the relationship between media and development, and you’ll have the freedom to choose from a wide range of specialist optional modules and training courses. This Masters programme has three specialist modules: Media, Communication and Development , Media and Development in Practice and Media, Democracy and Social Change. This core content is taught by specialist staff with expertise in media and development across a range of thematic areas including refugees and communication, humanitarian journalism, charity campaigns and more. Past graduates have gone on to work in a range of fields including humanitarian communication, NGO communications, development journalism, media development, journalism and academia. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


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Assessment method


Entry requirements

A 2.1 degree in social sciences (preferably in media or development), or equivalent; candidates from other disciplines are considered; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 5.5 in all skills), or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9650 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9650 Whole course
Scotland £9650 Whole course
Wales £9650 Whole course
International £19800 Whole course

Additional fee information

If you are a postgraduate student on a part-time course please assume a 50% fee of the equivalent full-time course per year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking. Module fees are subject to incremental increases for any subsequent years of study. Please enquire within the faculty admissions office to find out whether a part-time option is available for your course.

Sponsorship information

UEA offers a number of scholarships to qualified UK/EU and international students each year; these awards are based on academic merit.

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