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Course summary

Develop a highly employable skill set applicable to a wide variety of communication and media careers, whilst expanding your professional ability to engage with theoretical concepts and display critical understanding and analysis. Why study MA Media & Communication at BU?

  • Study communication and media theory at an advanced level
  • Engage with research and communicate your ideas in a variety of media, including text, video and audio
  • Tailor the course to suit your interests and career goals by selecting from a wide range of option units
  • Undertake a 30-week professional placement within the communication or media sector, designed to enhance your employability after graduation
  • Gain the skills to make valuable contributions to media and communications practice within complex or unpredictable environments.


Core units: Key Concepts & Methods: Users & Producers; Key Concepts & Methods: Texts & Artefacts; Communicating Ideas in the Digital Age; Media Diversity & Cross-cultural Communication; Major Project Option units (choose one each semester): Contemporary Perspectives in Media & Communication; Media & Global Challenges; New Media Innovation; Brands & Branding; Consumer Insights

Assessment method

Master’s Project.

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent. If English is not your first language, you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above, with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in speaking, listening and reading.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
EU £15500 Year 1
International £15500 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.

Provider information

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Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
BH12 5BB

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Additional information

From Tuesday 4 July: Lines are open Monday-Thursday, 09:00-17:00, and Fridays 09:00-16:30. Thursday 17 August: Lines are open 07:00-20:00. Friday 18 August: Lines are open 08:00-18:00. Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August: Lines are open 10:00-15:00. From Monday 21 August: Lines are open Monday-Thursday, 09:00-17:00, and Fridays 09:00-16:30.

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Media and Communication at Bournemouth University - UCAS