Master , University Courses

This online master’s course aims to meet the growing demand for the enhanced in-depth knowledge and expertise that are essential for media practitioners around the world. In contemporary society, the need for those working within the dynamic field of media and communications to understand how the system works, and how communication policies are shaped, has never been greater.


The MA programme will provide an introduction to contemporary developments in the various media industry sectors and cultures, and how these are shaped and affected by globalisation. It will explore transformations in existing media, as well as developments in new online media. Your studies will emphasise the importance of new information and communication technologies, and examine the changing political media economy, questioning the role of collective culture and identity in the new global context.

Furthermore, you will examine fundamental research methodologies, placing particular emphasis on the analysis of media discourses, and media audiences. Your online studies will also provide an insight into how the media and communication fields are influenced by the notions of ethnicity, nationalism, gender, and identity.

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Your full tuition fee will depend on the date of your registration. Please fill in the enquiry form on the right for more information.


The overall purpose of the online degree programme is to prepare those seeking to work in international Media and Communications for a career within the industry.

More specifically, the MA enables students to:

  • Gain systematic and in depth knowledge of issues related to media and communications
  • Understand key developments in the media and communications industries, associated with the logic of globalisation
  • Explore the complex nature of the globalisation process, focusing on the emergence of both supra-national and sub-national developments
  • Examine the relationship between new contexts of production and questions of collective culture and identity
  • Research media in a succinct and thorough way
  • Examine the relationship between media and political communication, sociology, psychology, ethnicity/nationalism, gender, and identity
  • Identify key research agendas in the study of media, communication, globalisation, media audiences, nationalism, gender, and identity


The curriculum is business-facing with a strong outlook for graduates pursuing a career in Media and Communications industries, organisations related to Arts and Culture, research positions, and in Higher/Further education. In particular, the dissertation will enable students to prepare for an academic career, by helping them to progress towards research degrees.

Graduate career paths:

  • Media
  • Communications
  • Organisations [related to Arts and Culture]
  • Research
  • Higher/Further Education

Further study:

  • PhD
  • PGCE

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