Overview Do Facebook and Twitter facilitate citizens’ engagement with politics, or do they undermine genuine political participation? Ultimately, how can we understand the role of the media in shaping social change? Learn to tackle these big questions – and many more – in our BA Media and International Development with Overseas Placement. About This Course This innovative course combines a strong interdisciplinary foundation with a specialist media lens in the study of global development. You’ll take core modules that seek to understand critical contemporary issues through the lens of media and communication – including poverty, inequality, migration, democracy and protest – focusing specifically on the complex relationship between media, communication and development. You will also gain practical experience in media production in your final year, learning key skills – from planning, interview techniques, camera work, lighting, sound recording and editing – culminating in the production of a short film or documentary. In addition to this media focus, you’ll gain a broad grounding in the key issues, organisations and practices of development, fusing insights from media and communication with those from across the social sciences, including economics, environmental sciences, geography, anthropology, and politics. You can develop your understanding of particular regions in the world, through area modules relating to sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or Latin America, and you can pursue your emerging interests in other aspects and perspectives of development. The result is an extremely flexible degree programme that you can tailor to suit your particular interests, and that allows you to combine an interdisciplinary foundation with your niche specialism. By studying with us, you’ll join our close-knit academic community, made up of experts from across multiple disciplines, all housed within the School of International Development. As such, you will not only learn from our world-renowned media experts within the school, but you can benefit from a truly vibrant, interdisciplinary environment. We are amongst the best in the world for researching, teaching, and practicing development. Come and study with us and help us to create a fairer world. In our overseas placement option, you’ll have the chance to put what you’ve learned into practice and to get hands-on professional experience through the Development Work Placement module. In your third year, you’ll spend between two and six months working with an organisation of your choice, learning how development works in practice. Past students have worked with BBC Africa in Kenya, WaterAid in Ethiopia, the Friends of the National Parks Foundation in Bali, and the British Red Cross in London. During your placement you will gain valuable insights and practical experience in a different country and culture, alongside important transferable skills that are attractive to employers. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
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The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade C or 4. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please contact us at https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/enquiries
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)|
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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University of East Anglia UEA
Norwich Research Park
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