Media and Global Politics Kingston University


Why choose this course?

It's impossible to understand modern politics without examining the central role mass and social media play in political processes. Whether it's the recent elections in the UK, Donald Trump's use of Twitter, or political protests, environmental campaigns or even consumer boycotts, media is at the heart of communicating different political projects, visions, ideals and aspirations in an increasingly globalised world.

This media and global politics degree is different from others because it equips you with a mixed set of knowledge, analytical and practical skills. Media practice modules and practical assessments encourage you to engage with mediated politics critically, as consumers and also as producers of those communicative flows.

This course examines how contemporary media is shaping politics and how media is shaped by political interests. You'll critically examine media's moral responsibility to help envision our world as a more democratic, fairer and better place.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


Examples of modules:

Year 1

  • Another World is Possible: Order and Revolution in Political Ideology
  • Journalism in the Wider World
  • How Media Changed the World
  • Digital Media Foundations

Year 2

  • Globalisation, Development and Social Justice
  • Media and Politics in the Age of Global Communications
  • Optional Modules

Year 3

  • Media Research Project
  • Optional Modules

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code PLH2
Institution code K84
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points

Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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