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Course summary

This course has been developed for those who wish to extend, deepen, update and sharpen their knowledge and understand current developments in media and communications. It will also provide you with the confidence to undertake further studies related to your academic practice and support you disseminating this work. The methodological approaches and research tools you learn will be applied in your individual research projects and can be professionally applied to working in the field. You will benefit significantly from new knowledge in specialist areas including big data, digital cultures, media broadcasting and reform, and transnational media. You will be given a wider global perspective through a grounding in the social, economic and political context of media and communications. We will expose you to the latest debates in media and communications and introduce you to current cutting edge research. This helps your learning and can inform your choice of specialism. Our module options in Sociology allow you to approach your specialism from an innovative angle. You will benefit from improved analytical and critical skills and the development of diverse methodological approaches and tools.

Modules

During this course, you will take three 30-credit core modules.

  • Media and Communication Theories (30 credits)
  • Media and Communication Theories (30 credits)
  • Global Media Industries (30 credits)
  • Research Design, Methods and Methodology (15 credits)
Core Electives: Rational and Philosophical Foundations of Social Research (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Quantitative Inference (15 credits)
  • Qualitative Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Applied Qualitative Methods (15 credits)
  • Survey Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Multivariate Data Analysis (15 credits)
  • Statistical Modelling (15 credits)
Electives:
  • Democratisation and Networked Communication (30 credits)
  • Communication, Culture and Development (30 credits)
  • Celebrity (15 credits)
  • Digital Cultures (15 credits)
  • Criminal Minds (15 credits)
  • Fundraising for the Cultural Sector (15 credits)
- Creative Cities (15 credits) You will also complete a 60 credit dissertation

Assessment method

You will submit two assignments totaling 4,500-5,000 words for every 30 credit modules, which will include an essay with a group presentation or reaction paper. You will submit a 3,000 word essay for 15 credit modules. You will also submit a dissertation. Assessment Criteria are descriptions, based on the intended learning outcomes, of the skills, knowledge or attitudes that you need to demonstrate in order to complete an assessment successfully. This provides a mechanism by which the quality of an assessment can be measured. Grade-related criteria are descriptions of the level of skills, knowledge or attributes that you need to demonstrate in order achieve a certain grade or mark in an assessment. This provides a mechanism by which the quality of an assessment can be measured and placed within the overall set of marks. Assessment Criteria and Grade-Related Criteria will be made available to you to help you complete assessments. These may be provided in programme handbooks, module specifications, on the virtual learning environment or attached to a specific assessment task.


Entry requirements

You should have a first or second-class honours degree in any subject. However, applications are also welcome from those with experience in the media, information or communication sectors. An equivalent qualification from an overseas university will be considered. This course requires the equivalent of an IELTS academic test with an overall score of 7.0 and a minimum of 6.5 in each subtest.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £10825 Year 1
England £5681 Year 1
Scotland £5681 Year 1
Wales £5681 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5681 Year 1
International £10825 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Media and Communications at City, University of London - UCAS